Cyber Security

Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 2

October 3rd, 2022
Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of ADT Security

September 29th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Are Being Forced into a Cyber AI Arms Race

Cyber-attacks now rank alongside natural disasters and climate change as one of humanity’s top ten risks globally, according to the World Economic Forum. Like pandemics and global economic crises, a wide range of buildings, businesses, public services, and almost every facet of society is at risk after the widespread proliferation of connected technologies, such as the […]

Smart Buildings

The Single Pair Ethernet Enabler for Building Connectivity

“For over 30-years twisted-pair (TP) cabling has been used to transmit voice, data, and power over the same infrastructure. It has been crucial to integrating operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) on a single TP ethernet platform during that time as we have seen technological advancements that have expanded the use of the now-ubiquitous […]

Smart Buildings

Cyber Security Falls Through the Gap Between OT & IT Responsibility

Over recent decades, as buildings have developed greater connectivity, the starkly different worlds of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) have found themselves converging in the emerging smart buildings space. In this new landscape, OT teams find themselves victim to cyber threats that they have never had to deal with before, while IT teams […]

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Smart Buildings

Global Revenues for Smart Building Cyber Security Reached $4.33Bn in 2021

Cyber security consistently ranks as one of the top 3 concerns worrying organizations that are considering investment in IoT or digital transformation projects. Spending on cyber security has surged in recent years, driven by major trends including the rise in ransomware attacks, a series of high-profile breaches and the massive security challenges posed by the […]

Security

SPACS: The 800-pound Gorilla in the PropTech Room

In the same week in July, two more special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) mergers in the smart building security space wrestled with this alternative IPO approach. First, Crown Proptech Acquisitions failed in their attempted merger with access control firm Brivo after the deadline passed before they were able to raise the funds required. Then, 5 […]

Smart Buildings

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Smart Buildings Space Q2 2022

This research note highlights our analysis of mergers and acquisitions in the second quarter of 2022, based on our database of relevant deals in the smart buildings space. We review the technology areas attracting acquirers, the notable acquisitions during the quarter and the consolidation of startup firms. It is our second article in a series analysing […]

Smart Cities

Building Automation Giants Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

The pressure is growing on commercial buildings to become smarter. The continuing fight against climate change is driving stronger regulation on energy efficiency, demanding greener building systems governed by data from broad sensor networks. The gradual return to work after COVID lockdowns demand higher health and safety standards, which also drives buildings toward smart technology. […]

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