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Security

Motorola Solutions Continues Video Security Acquisition Spree in 2022

May 16th, 2022
Security

Senstar Technologies Business and 2021 Financials Examined

May 11th, 2022
Security

Exploring M&A Trends in the Physical Security Market

The total annual value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the physical security industry over the last 15 years has been very volatile. In the peak years there was always at least one major acquisition, often two, with a value of between $2 billion and $16 billion, exaggerating the contrast with low-M&A trough years. While […]

Security

Beyond Video Security: Hikvision 2021 Annual Report Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Chinese video surveillance giant, Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd) focusing on 2021 financial results and the group strategy to broaden its remit beyond its video surveillance business, based on their 2021 Annual Report and Memoori analysis.  Hikvision is the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance equipment. Established in 2001, the Company was listed […]

Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

It was not that long ago that a significant fall in the Yen was met with open arms by major Japanese companies seeking to be more competitive in the global market. However, when this month began with the currency at a 20-year low, the reaction from Japan’s biggest companies has been decidedly mixed. In recent […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Accelerates M&A Activity with Bolt-On Acquisitions 

Johnson Controls has announced several bolt-on acquisitions in the last seven months to augment the group’s technology offerings in building management, fire detection and suppression, and physical security solutions.  With six acquisitions to date since the start of their new financial year in October 2021, Johnson Controls is accelerating its M&A activity. Transactions in edge AI software, […]

Smart Buildings

Matterport’s Business & 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Matterport, the spatial data company digitizing the built world, based on investor presentations, 10K Annual Report and press releases. Since its founding in 2011, Matterport, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has been a first mover in digitizing, accessing and managing buildings and spaces, with their 3D capture technology and AI-powered insights. Their […]

Security

The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial […]

Smart Buildings

The State of SPACs in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

In this Research Note, we examine companies in the proptech and smart buildings space which have opted for a SPAC route to become publicly listed in 2021 and 2022 to date, based on their annual reports, investor presentations, our M&A transactions database and analysis of previous deals.   SPAC acquisitions accounted for 11 completed transactions in the smart […]

Smart Buildings

Chinese Firms Addressing Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Industrial Facilities

China is currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, but is committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Globally, cities already contribute to 70% of carbon emissions, and close to half of that is generated purely by buildings.  Three Chinese companies supplying energy efficiency solutions and low-carbon technology for commercial and industrial buildings are […]

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