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Security

Amazon One Enterprise’s Palm-based Access Control Assessed

December 14th, 2023
Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Allegion in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

December 8th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Is the Failed tado Deal Another Nail in the SPAC Coffin?

Another month and another failed SPAC in the smart buildings industry, this time involving German smart thermostat provider, tado. Each special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal offers a different set of reasons for failure, but on the surface, the tado deal with GFJ ESG (the SPAC) appeared to have all the ingredients for success. Tado has […]

Smart Cities

Big Tech Muscles in on the Workplace Experience Tech Market

You know a market or trend is maturing when the world’s biggest companies start to take interest. Tesla may have led the development of the modern electric vehicle (EV) but we only knew the EV market was here to stay when all major automotive players began to develop their own electric models. For many, Apple’s […]

Smart Cities

Delivery Culture & The Smart Building

Package delivery statistics for 2020/21 make interesting reading. Volume has surged during the pandemic. Managing that incoming flow of deliveries is fast becoming a challenge for building managers and staff seeking to maintain safety, security, hygiene, and a productive work environment. It is at that final step of a complex international logistics network where a range […]

Smart Buildings

Has Smart Home Technology Lost Its Way?

Over the last 18-months, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, commercial buildings have largely been empty and residential buildings have never seen such high occupancy during the day. Unsurprisingly, home improvement has been high on the agenda for people around the world, especially in the affluent developed nations that were hit hard by the virus […]

Smart Buildings

Convenience Store Retrofits Enable a Checkout-Free Shopping Experience

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. There is a surge of interest in autonomous checkout technology for convenience stores, as the retail industry struggles more than most through this extended global crisis. The pandemic has helped bolster the case for a checkout-free contactless shopping experience, which mitigates the spread […]

Smart Cities

Brick-and-Mortar Retail Must Get Smart to Survive the Pandemic Era

This week, the 250-year-old UK department store Debenhams finally announced it would close all of its 178 outlets after nine months of struggle with the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the US, the 118-year-old US department store J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy in May 2020, just 2-months after the pandemic began. Business […]

Smart Buildings

A Year in The Life of a Building — The Turbulent Story of 2020

The beginning of 2020 seems like a long time ago. While COVID-19 was already starting to make an impact in China and neighboring countries, for the rest of the world it was just another January. In the smart building industry, we were talking about Amazon, Apple, and Google asserting their dominance over the smart home […]

Security

COVID-19 Blurs the Line Between Workplace Safety & Employee Monitoring

Over the last decade, tracking, monitoring, and surveillance technology have advanced significantly to help us quantify and understand human behavior in buildings and cities. Enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), streams of camera footage can be analyzed to identify accidents or security breaches, for example. While several attempts have been made to bring this technology into […]

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