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Bravida’s Smart Building Automation Business Examined

May 20th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Time to put Inefficient Buildings in the Climate Change Spotlight

May 18th, 2022
Smart Cities

Hybrid Work Needs Hybrid Regulation

Over the past century, regulation of businesses and employment has gradually developed to protect workers, support societal goals, and drive economic growth. While the level of regulation varies by region, industry, and type of company, general rules are applied in relation to working conditions, hours and pay, diversity and inclusion, privacy, and other important aspects. […]

Security

Motorola Solutions Continues Video Security Acquisition Spree in 2022

In this Research Note, we examine Motorola Solutions Video Security and Access Control business based on their Q1-2022 financial results, investor presentations and M&A. Our analysis of two recently acquired companies, Calipsa and Videotec, brings Motorola’s deal count up to eight acquisitions in this segment in less than four years. Motorola announced its Q1 results on 12 May 2022, […]

Smart Buildings

Technovator Smart Buildings Business and 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Technovator, a key player in the Chinese building automation market, based on their 2021 annual report, financial results and investor presentations. Technovator International Ltd designs, manufactures and distributes integrated building automation and energy management systems, including hardware, software & total solutions to system integrators and distributors. The group positions itself as […]

Smart Buildings

The Rise of Health Certification in Commercial Real Estate

We have long recognized the importance of our buildings on human health. Studies dating back decades have highlighted huge amounts of time we spend in buildings and how the indoor environment can impact our physical, and mental health. Performance metrics and certification programs around indoor health began to emerge in the 2010s but were still […]

Security

Senstar Technologies Business and 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Senstar Technologies perimeter protection business, based on their 2021 20F financial report, earnings call, investor presentations, acquisitions and divestments, vertical market focus and our analysis of their market positioning.  Senstar Technologies Ltd, a listed company on the US Nasdaq global market, based in Ramat Gan, Israel, is a provider of physical security hardware and software […]

Security

Exploring M&A Trends in the Physical Security Market

The total annual value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the physical security industry over the last 15 years has been very volatile. In the peak years there was always at least one major acquisition, often two, with a value of between $2 billion and $16 billion, exaggerating the contrast with low-M&A trough years. While […]

Security

Beyond Video Security: Hikvision 2021 Annual Report Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Chinese video surveillance giant, Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd) focusing on 2021 financial results and the group strategy to broaden its remit beyond its video surveillance business, based on their 2021 Annual Report and Memoori analysis.  Hikvision is the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance equipment. Established in 2001, the Company was listed […]

Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

It was not that long ago that a significant fall in the Yen was met with open arms by major Japanese companies seeking to be more competitive in the global market. However, when this month began with the currency at a 20-year low, the reaction from Japan’s biggest companies has been decidedly mixed. In recent […]

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