US-China Trade War Continues To Polarize the Physical Security Market￼December 6th, 2022
Global Physical Security Market Resilient in the Face of Challenging Trade ConditionsDecember 5th, 2022
SenseTime’s Artificial Intelligence Business Examined
In this research note we examine the ups and downs of Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) giant, SenseTime, during their turbulent first year as a publicly traded company. Founded in 2014 by computer scientists, SenseTime specializes in AI-powered software that analyzes images, including faces, and competes directly with Megvii Technology, backed by the Alibaba Group, which […]
How Does Biden’s New Clean Energy Bill Impact Smart Buildings?
Last week, President Biden signed the new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which will drive over $430 billion toward clean energy and sustainability solutions, with a specific focus on buildings. While the total amount is a step down from the $550 billion suggested in the 2021 Build Back Better proposal, the emphasis on buildings in addition […]
Securing the Security of the Global Physical Security Market
“Tensions over alleged human rights violations and the ongoing trade war between China and the US has seen legislative moves, new sanctions, and tit-for-tat trade barriers erected that significantly disrupt the flow of physical security products between the two nations, and the ability of their respective manufacturers to trade in their respective markets,” explains our latest […]
Building Electrification Demands Smart Adaptation
The growing trend of electrification in buildings appears to be an obvious choice for authorities around the world. Electrification was prominent in California’s latest Building Energy Efficiency Standards update and in president Biden’s efficient buildings strategy, it has been a growing influence on building policy in the EU for sometime and is estabilishing itself as an important issue […]
DOE Connected Buildings Pilot: A Small Step in the Right Direction
Earlier this month the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $61 million pilot project that will create 10 highly connected communities across the country. The initiative will transform thousands of homes and workplaces into energy-efficient buildings that can interact with the electrical grid to optimize their energy consumption. While not extraordinary in terms of investment or […]
Will Biden Inauguration Mark a Turning Point for the Smart Buildings Market?
Today Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the US, marking the end of the Trump administration. During four years in office, Trump reversed more than 100 environmental regulations, dismantling major climate policies, and rolling back numerous green policies, including many that sought to bring about efficiency in our buildings. This […]