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Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 2

October 3rd, 2022
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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

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Johnson Controls (JCI) in the smart buildings space. We have mapped acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the group, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, part 1 of a 2-part analysis, is intended […]

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

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Trane Technologies

In this Research Note, we take an in-depth look at the business strategy of Trane Technologies based on their acquisitions and partnerships since 2020. Trane Technologies was formed in 2020 following a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Division. As a vertically integrated enterprise, Trane offers commercial and residential HVAC equipment and aftermarket services as well […]

Security

Vitaprotech Physical Security Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Vitaprotech, the French group offering physical security solutions for sensitive sites. This analysis covers their subsidiary companies, strategic direction, ownership, acquisitions and revenue growth. Vitaprotech is the result of the 2014 merger of Sorhea, a specialist in perimeter intrusion detection for critical infrastructure and sensitive sites in France, and TIL Technologies, a […]

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 […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of ABB Smart Buildings Division

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of ABB’s Smart Buildings division. We have mapped the acquisitions, strategic partnerships and investment activity of the business unit to ascertain their growth ambitions, by categorizing the various relationships and deals by technology and investment type over a 4-year period. This analysis is intended as a non-exhaustive indicator of […]

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