China

Smart Buildings

Technovator Smart Buildings Business and 2021 Financials Examined

May 13th, 2022
Security

Beyond Video Security: Hikvision 2021 Annual Report Examined

May 9th, 2022
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 […]

Smart Buildings

Chinese Startups Addressing Digital Workplace Solutions for Commercial Real Estate

The digital workplace sector is a rapidly evolving market opportunity within commercial real estate. The market is in the early stages of maturity, having seen considerable activity over the past two years accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new Digital Workplace report published this year forecasts that the the Asia region will enjoy the most impressive rise in digital […]

Security

Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

The pandemic recovery strategies of major economies around the world present huge opportunities for the physical security industry. Recent stimulus packages and investment programs provide a huge boom in infrastructure spending under a common approach of “Build Back Better”. A variety of major infrastructure projects launched by prominent governments, in the wake of the COVID-19 […]

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 […]

Security

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 […]

Security

The Security of Supply & Supply of Security

Despite almost two years of challenges and uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global physical security market has demonstrated a remarkable degree of resilience. The pandemic is reshaping the industry, turbo-charging certain emerging business models, whilst it also continues to make our societies safer; not just from the pandemic but also from crime and […]

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