European Union

Security

US-China Trade War Continues To Polarize the Physical Security Market

December 6th, 2022
Security

85% of All Cyber Crimes Go Unreported

November 21st, 2022
Smart Buildings

Could the EU Smart Readiness Indicator Become a Global Standard for Buildings?

Today, roughly 75% of the EU building stock is energy inefficient and, collectively, buildings are responsible for 40% of EU energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EU Commission. Renovating existing buildings could reduce the EU’s total energy consumption by 5-6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5% but, on average, […]

Smart Buildings

Kieback&Peter Building Automation Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Kieback&Peter, one of the long-established German providers of building automation solutions and services.  This analysis is based on their February 2022 filing of their 2020 company accounts at the German Company Registry and more recent press releases. Kieback&Peter GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1927 in Berlin, Germany and currently reports over 1,400 […]

Smart Buildings

Viessmann Group Business and Financials Examined

This Research Note examines Viessmann climate and refrigeration solutions business based on their 2021 financial results, press releases, acquisitions, and divestments. Founded in 1917, Viessmann is a leading global provider of sustainable climate (heating, cooling, water and air quality) and renewable energy solutions. The family-owned company is based in Allendorf, Germany with over 13,000 employees […]

Security

The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial […]

Security

Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

The pandemic recovery strategies of major economies around the world present huge opportunities for the physical security industry. Recent stimulus packages and investment programs provide a huge boom in infrastructure spending under a common approach of “Build Back Better”. A variety of major infrastructure projects launched by prominent governments, in the wake of the COVID-19 […]

Smart Buildings

Teach AI About Buildings So AI Can Teach Occupants About Energy Efficiency

Buildings consume more than one-third of global primary energy, but about 30% of that energy is wasted… why? After construction, buildings are concrete-steel-glass structures that have no inherent need to consume energy. It is only when you introduce occupants that a building’s operational energy needs emerge and, while serving occupants was always the intention of […]

Smart Cities

Smart Cities Should be Driving the Development of Smart Buildings

In 1950 only 30% of people lived in urban areas, now over 56% of people live in increasingly crowded cities – and that is expected to rise to 66% by 2050 as an additional 2.5 billion people join the global urban population. Urbanization creates numerous issues for citizens, including congestion, pollution, and poverty, but our crowded […]

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