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Motorola Solutions Continues Video Security Acquisition Spree in 2022

May 16th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Technovator Smart Buildings Business and 2021 Financials Examined

May 13th, 2022
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 Buildings

Legrand Connected Buildings Business & 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Legrand Group, from the perspective of its latest financial results, strategic roadmap, acquisitions, and connected buildings strategy, based on investor presentations, 2021 Capital Markets Day and their 2021 Universal Registration Document. Legrand positions itself as the only global pure player in the electrical and digital building infrastructure industry, with the largest product offering on […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Accelerates M&A Activity with Bolt-On Acquisitions 

Johnson Controls has announced several bolt-on acquisitions in the last seven months to augment the group’s technology offerings in building management, fire detection and suppression, and physical security solutions.  With six acquisitions to date since the start of their new financial year in October 2021, Johnson Controls is accelerating its M&A activity. Transactions in edge AI software, […]

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

Canon Video Surveillance Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Canon video surveillance businesses, incorporating Canon and Axis Communications hardware, Milestone video management software, Arcules cloud services and BriefCam video analytics software.  This analysis is based on the parent company investor presentations, corporate strategy conference 7th March 2022 and Axis 2021 Annual Review and Sustainability Report. Canon video surveillance businesses are reported under the network […]

Smart Buildings

Belimo Group 2021 Financials and Growth Strategy Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Belimo Group, based on their 2021 annual report, investor presentations and their long-term growth strategy in the building automation field devices sector. Belimo Group, a listed company on the Swiss Stock Exchange, is headquartered in Hinwil, Switzerland with approximately 2,000 employees. The group is a market leader in field devices for […]

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

The Integrated Future of Smart Buildings & Physical Security

Criminals force entry into a building, set off alarms, and get away with valuable assets before law enforcement or security personnel can reach the scene. Then the security team and police can analyze footage in order to track down the perpetrators and attempt to retrieve the stolen items. This has been the typical scenario for […]

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