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Smart Buildings

A Real Estate Crisis in the World’s Biggest Potential Smart Building Market

January 19th, 2022
Security

Hikvision Spinning Off Smart Home & Robotics Businesses

January 7th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Patent Trends Tell the Story of Future Green Building Innovation

Innovation is critical to technological development and especially impactful in spaces undergoing technological transformation, such as buildings. Innovation is the precursor to the technological breakthroughs that are bringing new value to our increasingly smart indoor spaces through applications that improve efficiency, productivity, and the occupant experience. As green buildings take center stage at the COP26 climate […]

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 […]

Smart Cities

Dirty Cryptocurrencies Must Take A Smart Building Approach to Energy Efficiency

While still seeming strange and unofficial to many, cryptocurrencies have now become an established part of the world economy. These blockchain-based virtual currencies have become hugely popular for a wide variety of people around the world, from mom and pop investors to billionaires such as Elon Musk, who recently began accepting Bitcoin as payment for […]

Security

The Critical Factors That Will Deliver Physical Security Growth to 2025

In this article we discuss the 6 most important factors that will shape the future of the Physical Security industry through the next 5 years, which will require fundamental changes to business strategies. 1. The gap between the major suppliers of Video Surveillance equipment and the many hundreds of smaller suppliers gets wider every year […]

Smart Cities

The Post-COVID Urban Agenda: Cities Should Be Smart but MUST Be Fair

Some of the most symbolic images of the past year have been of empty city centers. Deserted images Times Square, Covent Garden, Champs-Élysées, and Shibuya commercial district would have been impossible to capture before the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders that COVID-19 brought about. Our cities have felt the greatest impact of the pandemic and this […]

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