Smart Buildings

Early Innovators at the Forefront of Digital Twin Technology for Commercial Buildings

June 1st, 2020
Smart Buildings

Smarter Workplace Expectations Drive Future Proof Building Strategies

October 22nd, 2019

VSaaS & ACaaS Move into the Mainstream

VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) and ACaaS (Access Control as a Service) services realized substantial growth in 2016 and now look set to finally achieve the much vaunted predictions made in previous years about their potential to become multi-billion markets. The global market size for VSaaS in 2013 was approximately $300m but since then […]

Smart Buildings

The Future of Smart Buildings is Ultimately All About the People Inside

From access to lighting, to heating or cooling, to parking and asset management the Internet of Things (IoT) is infiltrating our buildings, trying to make them smarter. But who should buildings really be designed? We still don’t know if these invasive, all-powerful systems will be accepted by building occupants themselves. “No matter what the benefits […]

Smart Buildings,Smart Cities

Pivot3 Takes $55m to Tackle Hyper-Converged and Flash Storage Market

Pivot3, a 13-year-old “start-up” providing storage-centric hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for video surveillance, has announced $55 million equity and bank financing. “The funding will accelerate the company’s growth and enable it to bring to market the most extensive suite of hyper-converged and flash storage solutions with predictable performance that is available today”, they say. Hyper-converged […]


Can Smartphones become a Fundamental part of the Access Control Market?

Smartphones are set to replace all biometrics hardware in the coming years, that’s according to Hector Hoyos, CEO of Hoyos Labs. The prediction has serious implications for the proprietary biometric hardware sector, notably access control. “Proprietary biometrics-based hardware will go away in the next three to five years”, Hoyos says. “You don’t need a proprietary […]

Smart Buildings

Dell launches Internet of Things Gateway powered by Ubuntu Core

Last month, Dell launched an Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway powered by Ubuntu Core, and the product is already being tested to demonstrate how it can be used to run the smart buildings of the future. The gateway will process sensor data at the edge of a network, providing users with flexibility to perform analytics […]

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