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Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of ADT Security

September 29th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Are Being Forced into a Cyber AI Arms Race

September 27th, 2022
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 […]

Security

Irisity Video Analytics Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Irisity AB, a Swedish provider of AI-powered video analytics solutions. This analysis is based on their 2021 Annual Report, investor presentations, acquisitions and growth strategy. Irisity AB is a public company listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Founded in 2006, the company serves customers in more than 90 countries with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden […]

Security

SPACS: The 800-pound Gorilla in the PropTech Room

In the same week in July, two more special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) mergers in the smart building security space wrestled with this alternative IPO approach. First, Crown Proptech Acquisitions failed in their attempted merger with access control firm Brivo after the deadline passed before they were able to raise the funds required. Then, 5 […]

Smart Buildings

Leading Building Automation Players Invest in Occupancy Analytics

In this Research Note, we examine two strategic investments in workplace occupancy sensing and analytics platforms by leading building automation incumbent players, Carrier Global Corporation and Johnson Controls. Sensors and sensing platforms in the commercial office space are technology solutions being adopted for occupancy analytics, people counting and location services. As a result of the adoption of revised working […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Invests in Artisight, an IoT Platform Provider for Smart Hospitals

JCI Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Johnson Controls, led a $2 million investment in Artisight on 30th April 2022, according to PitchBook. Based in Glenview, Illinois, USA, formerly known as Whiteboard Coordinator, Artisight positions itself as a provider of “the operating system for smart hospitals”. The Artisight name reflects the company’s goal of providing a digital sixth sense — […]

Smart Buildings

Real Estate Service Firms Continue to Invest in Smart Building Tech in 2022

Acquisitions, partnerships and investments are playing an increasingly important role in implementing strategic goals for major stakeholders in the built environment, particularly in providing access to the range of innovative technologies being developed in the smart buildings space. We have seen a wave of investment by real estate services firms into technology solutions in 2021 with […]

Smart Buildings

Nordomatic Smart Buildings Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Nordomatic, the largest independent integrator of open, cloud-based smart building solutions in the Nordic region. This analysis is based on the Nordomatic 2021 Sustainability Report and their strategy to achieve global impact leadership within Smart Buildings by 2025. Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Nordomatic reports a turnover of around SEK 1 billion (around $100 […]

Smart Buildings

View Smart Buildings Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine View Inc. (NASDAQ: VIEW), a Silicon Valley-based smart window company founded in 2006. This analysis is based on their 2021 financial results, investor presentations, M&A and their smart buildings strategy.  View, one of the most heavily funded firms in the smart buildings space, acquired unicorn status in November 2018 when it raised a $1.1 billion Series […]

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