Drones

Security

What’s Behind the Acquisition of Dedrone by Axon?

May 8th, 2024
Smart Buildings

The Expanding Role of Artificial Intelligence in Smart Building Applications

March 19th, 2024
Grosvenor Strategy Mapping
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Grosvenor Property Group in Smart Buildings

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Grosvenor Property Group in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped strategic partnerships and investment activity by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period between January 2021 and July 2023. Grosvenor (GPUK) is the UK’s largest private property […]

Funding Takes-off for AI Drone Building Inspection
Smart Buildings

Funding Takes Off for AI Drone Building Inspection!

Of the one million or so buildings in New York City, 314 have over 40 stories and are considered skyscrapers but more than 14,500 are over the six-story threshold to require a physical inspection of their facade every five years. With the growth of tall buildings around the world, especially in Asian and Middle Eastern […]

Ecoworks Building Envelope
Energy

The Energy Performance Potential of the Building Envelope

Often the most obvious things are the hardest to see, and that could be said of the building envelope in our quest for climate-friendly real estate. Architectural trends over the past few decades have favored glass, prioritizing the facade’s aesthetic appeal and leaving the envelope’s functional aspects to take a backseat. Double or triple-pane glass […]

ADT Halodi Robots
Security

ADT Commercial Fire & Security Business & Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the ADT Commercial fire and security business, based on their 2022 Results, investor presentations and strategy throughout 2022, updating our previous analysis. ADT is a US public company providing smart home, commercial security, and solar solutions serving residential, small business, and commercial customers in the United States. Total revenues […]

5G Video Surveillance Physical Security Wireless Communications
Security

How 5G will Change Video Surveillance & How it Won’t!

Few technologies have been hyped as much as 5G. Even before the rollout of 4G, the hype began to build around its successor and projecting the transformative change that 5G would bring to almost every industry. In the physical security sector, 5G is being hailed as a game-changer for video surveillance and other security applications. […]

Smart Cities

Delivery Culture & The Smart Building

Package delivery statistics for 2020/21 make interesting reading. Volume has surged during the pandemic. Managing that incoming flow of deliveries is fast becoming a challenge for building managers and staff seeking to maintain safety, security, hygiene, and a productive work environment. It is at that final step of a complex international logistics network where a range […]

Smart Cities

Eyes on the Building – Drones Take Structural Inspections to the Next Level

The building envelope is the protective layer that creates the indoor environment by separating it from the outside world. It is central to ventilation, insulation, fenestration, and just like other essential parts of the structure, the building envelope is prone to unexpected damage as well as wear and tear over time that requires maintenance to […]

Smart Cities

DHL & EHang Launch First Regular Drone Delivery Service in China

DHL Express and intelligent autonomous aerial vehicle (drone) company EHang have launched a regular drone delivery route to overcome last mile delivery issues in urban China. The new customized route, which has been exclusively created for a single DHL customer, covers a distance of approximately eight kilometers between the customer premises and the DHL service […]

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