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US-China Trade War Continues To Polarize the Physical Security Market

December 6th, 2022
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Global Physical Security Market Resilient in the Face of Challenging Trade Conditions

December 5th, 2022
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Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Business and 2022 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Johnson Controls business, based on their Q4 earnings release, conference call, investor presentation and 10K, reporting financials year ending 30th September 2022. Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a pure-play smart buildings player, serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. They […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Smart Buildings

An Unfortunate Supply Chain of Events

“The global electronics and semiconductor industries are currently suffering the most serious disruptions to supply chain operations in living memory. Supply chain issues have been driven by a series of interrelated trends that have served to complicate, compound, and increase both the scale and impact of the challenge,” reads our latest research study. “These issues have […]

Smart Buildings

Technovator Smart Buildings Business and 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Technovator, a key player in the Chinese building automation market, based on their 2021 annual report, financial results and investor presentations. Technovator International Ltd designs, manufactures and distributes integrated building automation and energy management systems, including hardware, software & total solutions to system integrators and distributors. The group positions itself as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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