Cyber Security

Smart Buildings

Smart Building Q1 Venture Funding Declined 21% but still the 3rd Largest Quarter on Record!

April 20th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Recording: The Developers Smart Building Project Canvas

March 9th, 2022
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Security

Customers Find Security in the Cloud During COVID

There has been a steady transition towards cloud-based as-a-service business models for smart building services over the past decade. This gradual shift began to challenge long-established business models, relationships, and channels of distribution and was met with some resistance from certain segments of the industry. These cloud-based as-a-service business models require that manufacturers and systems […]

Security

The Buy and Build Strategy of Private Equity-Backed ACRE Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the acquisition strategy of ACRE, a Dallas, USA-based platform company backed by private equity capital. Founded to acquire, partner or invest in specialized players in the physical security industry, ACRE has become one of the largest independent providers of access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance, and communication networks in North […]

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Security

The Global Physical Security Market Shows Resilience During the Pandemic

Over 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and the global physical security market has demonstrated a remarkable degree of resilience, outperforming some other global technology markets and indeed beating our best-case scenario projection from last year. The pandemic is helping to reshape the physical security industry, turbo-charging certain emerging business models, whilst it also continues […]

Smart Buildings

Siemens Buildings Business Q4 2021 Examined

In this research note, we examine the Buildings business of Siemens, which operates within the Smart Infrastructure (SI) division, based on their Q4 press conference, Capital Markets Day presentations and building technology-related activities throughout 2021. The SI portfolio addresses the complete value chain across buildings and electrification, increasingly growing together at the grid edge. Their smart building […]

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Security

Podcast #8: 25 Years of Internet of Things Innovation!

In this new Podcast series, Memoori explores the intersection between technology and commercial real estate through interesting conversations. 25 Years of Internet of Things Innovation! In episode #8 we talked to Axis Communications Co-Founder Martin Gren discussing 25 years of #IoT innovation, starting with the launch of the first IP Network Video Surveillance Camera back […]

Smart Buildings

Schneider Electric Ventures Lead Funding in the Smart Buildings Space

Memoori analysis of investments in smart buildings in the last five years finds that of the top 25 multiple investors, the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Schneider Electric leads the ranking. Participating in 28 funding rounds since 2016 to date, SE Ventures is the top investor in the smart buildings space.  Note that the Memoori smart […]

Smart Cities

Are Workplaces the Gateway Smart Environment?

What is the ultimate goal of smart technology? Is it to maximize productivity in workplaces? Is it to achieve net-zero energy performance? Is it to accurately predict human behavior? Is it to create digital urban utopias? Or, is it simply to make life better for users? There may be no right answer but all of […]

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