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Salto Systems Access Control Business 2024 Examined

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Smart Buildings

The Expanding Role of Artificial Intelligence in Smart Building Applications

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) in smart buildings represents an immense opportunity to transform buildings from automated environments into intelligent spaces that continuously optimize themselves. However, mainstream adoption still faces hurdles around trust, complexity, and integrating artificial intelligence with legacy infrastructure. Our latest study explores the current and future artificial intelligence applications in smart […]

Schneider Electric Smart Buildings 2023
Smart Buildings

Schneider Electric Smart Buildings Business & Financials 2023 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Smart Buildings business of Schneider Electric, based on their 2023 Full Year Results, presentations, Q3 and Q4 earnings calls. Significant partnerships, acquisitions and divestments in the smart buildings space are also highlighted throughout 2023. Schneider Electric Energy Management Division The Buildings end market of Schneider Electric is addressed […]

RIBA 2024 Smart Building Overlay to Plan of Work
Smart Buildings

Reviewing the 2024 Smart Building Overlay to RIBA’s Plan of Work

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has created a Smart Building Overlay to the 2020  RIBA Plan of Work, which clearly defines the stages of development in building projects. This Smart Building Overlay acts as a resource for all built environment professionals, clients and end users, looking for guidance on how to incorporate smart […]

Semiconductor Smart Building Partnerships
Smart Buildings

Semiconductor Partnerships Signal Growing Maturity of Smart Building Market

“It was not so very long ago that people thought semiconductors were part-time orchestra leaders and that microchips were very small snack foods,” said US politician Geraldine Ferraro in the 1980s about a technology that has gone on to revolutionize the world. Semiconductors are so essential for the creation of computers, phones, vehicles, and almost […]

IoT Devices Cyber Security Ukraine
Security

How IoT Devices Are Being Hijacked to Drive Crime & Conflict

We are living in an increasingly monitored world. Video surveillance and other IoT devices promise to increase our security but recent cyber attacks remind us that the difference between surveillance and espionage is in the eye of the password holder. In the lead-up to deadly airstrikes in the first week of 2024, Ukraine has accused […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Buildings Business & 2023 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Johnson Controls business, based on their 12th December Q4 earnings release, conference call, investor presentation and 10K, reporting financials year ending 30th September 2023. Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a pure-play smart buildings player, serving a wide range of customers in more than […]

Access Control MultiFactor Authentication
Security

The Multifactor Future of Access Control Authentication

In recent decades, the access control market has seen the introduction of numerous different forms of authentication to enhance security and the user experience. Our latest research does not expect this fragmented technology landscape to be solved by a single form of authentication, however. Instead we expect to see the continued rise of multifactor authentication […]

Integrated Access Control
Security

Unlocking New Use Cases with Integrated Access Control

Modern technology is increasingly blurring the lines between physical and digital worlds. This shift is most noticeable in the emergence of cyber-physical systems that can interact with both real world and digital realms. In smart buildings, this transformation is represented by the convergence of Information Technology (IT), Operational Technology (OT), and cybersecurity. This triad is […]

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