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SenseTime’s Artificial Intelligence Business Examined

November 3rd, 2022
Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 2

October 3rd, 2022
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

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 […]

Security

Exploring The SALTO Group Business and M&A Strategy

In this Research Note, we examine the SALTO Group business, based on their recent activities, M&A strategy and our analysis of their market positioning.  Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Oiartzun, Spain, SALTO Group is a manufacturer of electronic locks and access control solutions. The Group consists of several companies including Salto Systems, Gantner, Conlan, danalock, Clay, and […]

Security

Megvii Announces $935M IPO as China’s AI Dragons Prepare to Fly

“As a society, we have experienced three distinct industrial revolutions: steam power, electricity, and information technology. I believe artificial intelligence (AI) is the engine fueling the fourth industrial revolution globally, digitizing and automating everywhere,” says Kai-Fu Lee, chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and author of ‘AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future’. “China is at the […]

Security

Access Control & Identity Management Withstand the Worst of COVID-19

Memoori has charted the performance of the Access Control business during the last decade, witnessing demand for products expanded by a CAGR of 8.2%; and at the beginning of 2020 reaching sales of $8.7Bn. It has been problematic to size the market with confidence in 2020 because the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet been controlled […]

Security

Progress Vs Privacy – A Tale of Smart City Development in China

The underlying premise of smart technology is that with enough data you can predict anything. Our smart buildings and cities are filled with sensors to gather as much information as possible in order to provide analysis that can fix problems, improve environments, and even avoid issues before they happen. The only real debate around this […]

Security

Physical Security Will Need to Adapt & Innovate to Drive Growth in Post-COVID Era

It’s a strange time for physical security in commercial real estate. After protecting empty commercial buildings for the last few months, the physical security industry now faces new challenges for the long-awaited return to the office. Maintaining a secure environment for assets and occupants while limiting security personnel to reduce the overall number of people […]

Smart Cities

The Pandemic Needs a Vaccine, but the Infodemic Needs a Cybersecurity Revolution

“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) during a gathering of foreign policy and security experts in Munich, Germany, in February, referring to fake news and opportunistic cyber attacks that “spreads faster and more easily than this virus,” he said. COVID-19, […]

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