Coronavirus

Smart Buildings

The Not So Long Road to Virtually Virus-Free Office Buildings

June 10th, 2021
Security

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

January 6th, 2021
Security

COVID-19 Blurs the Line Between Workplace Safety & Employee Monitoring

Over the last decade, tracking, monitoring, and surveillance technology have advanced significantly to help us quantify and understand human behavior in buildings and cities. Enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), streams of camera footage can be analyzed to identify accidents or security breaches, for example. While several attempts have been made to bring this technology into […]

Security

Coping with COVID19 – Its Impact on the Physical Security Business to 2025

Memoori’s 12th annual world report on the Physical Security Business estimates that the total value of Physical Security products at factory gate prices in 2020 was $31.7Bn, a decline of over 7% on 2019. Sales declined over all 4 quarters as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has ended eleven consecutive years of growth […]

Smart Buildings

3 Rules of COVID-19 Workplaces: Flexibility, Flexibility, Flexibility

Health concerns, lockdowns, and stay-at-home orders have challenged all organizations in the last 8-months. Some foresaw the length of the crisis and opted for long-term or permanent remote work policies, but the majority of businesses have been left riding the waves of office-return when supported by public health policy and in hope that it might […]

Smart Cities

Second Waves Drown Hope of a Return to the Office

In February, when the coronavirus epidemic became a global pandemic, few would have sincerely predicted that the crisis would have continued to the situation we find ourselves in today. As of mid-October, less than 15% of office workers have returned in New York City, the largest office market in the US, according to the Partnership […]

Smart Cities

Do Return-to-Work Investments Now Look Wasteful As We Return-to-Remote?

We may not have realized it at the time but the summer months were a break from COVID-19. After severe restrictions and lockdowns in the northern hemisphere’s Spring, regulations eased in June, July, and August, relative to the months before. Politicians announced return-to-work strategies, presenting strict rules for companies to enforce in their buildings. Desperate […]

Smart Cities

How COVID-19 & the Recession Will Impact the Tech Industry

The swift and massive shock of the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown measures to contain it have plunged the global economy into a severe contraction. According to World Bank forecasts, the global economy will shrink by 5.2% this year. That decline represents the deepest recession since the Second World War, the World Bank says in its […]

Security

COVID19 will Condense Years of Behavioral Change & Technology Disruption

Within the last six months across the developed world, the tectronic plates of business have shifted fast. Caused in large part by the need to overcome the COVID19 pandemic through changes in people behavior. The world has entered into uncharted waters and a deep recession. The good news is that these changes have given the […]

Smart Cities

The Digital Disruption for Post-COVID Construction

“While sectors such as retail and manufacturing have reinvented themselves, construction seems stuck in a time warp,” states a 2018 report by McKinsey & Co. that echos the voice of the whole industry over the last few decades. “Construction lags significantly behind other sectors in its use of digital tools and is slow to adopt […]

Subscribe to the Newsletter & get all our Articles & Research Delivered Straight to your Inbox.

    1. Please enter a valid email

    2. Please enter your name

      Please enter company name

    3. By signing up you agree to our privacy policy