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Smart Buildings

Mapping Cushman & Wakefield Strategy in Smart Buildings

November 23rd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Honeywell in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

November 14th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of JLL in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of JLL in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the company, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, Part 2 of a 2-part analysis, is intended as […]

Lighting

Acuity Brands Intelligent Spaces Group and 2022 Financials Examined

While lighting makes up 95% of Acuity Brands revenue (they are now the largest lighting manufacturer in North America with over $4.01 billion in revenues), it is their Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG) business that focuses on smart buildings technology. In this Research Note, we examine the development of the ISG business and its recent financial results. Our analysis is […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping Microsoft’s Hybrid Work Business Strategy

In this research note, we map Microsoft’s hybrid work business strategy, analyzing its various partnership and acquisition moves by technology, to trace its course over recent years and explore its intentions for the future. Microsoft has played a fundamental role in shaping the modern workplace. From its role driving individual computing into the office during […]

Security

Buildings Can Do Much More To Reduce Their Cyber Security Risk

The ultimate vision of mass hyper-connected smart buildings hosting hundreds of interconnected devices will not be possible without addressing a wide range of building specific cybersecurity issues. Each system, device, router, server, and gateway, including their multiple versions and iterations, introduces its own cyber security risk to the building. And, without strict segmentation, unauthorized access […]

Security

dormakaba Access Solutions Business and 2022 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine one of the top three companies in the global access solutions market, dormakaba Group, based on their FY2021/2022 financial results, year ending 30 June 2022 and their latest Annual Report. This analysis also covers the firm’s strategic partnerships and acquisitions, focused on digital solutions.  dormakaba increased net sales by 10.3% to […]

Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Johnson Controls (JCI) in physical and cyber security. We have mapped acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the group, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, part 2 of a 2-part analysis, […]

Security

Vitaprotech Physical Security Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Vitaprotech, the French group offering physical security solutions for sensitive sites. This analysis covers their subsidiary companies, strategic direction, ownership, acquisitions and revenue growth. Vitaprotech is the result of the 2014 merger of Sorhea, a specialist in perimeter intrusion detection for critical infrastructure and sensitive sites in France, and TIL Technologies, a […]

Security

Chinese Video Surveillance Giants Report Strong Overseas Sales Growth in H1 2022

In this Research Note, we examine the half-year financial results, ending 30th June 2022 for the major Chinese video surveillance giants, Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.) and Dahua Technology (Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. Ltd.) in the context of previous results, their overall strategies, growth and Memoori market analysis. This Note is based on company financial reports for the […]

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