Fire Safety

Smart Buildings

Siemens Buildings Business & 2022 Financials Examined

November 22nd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Honeywell in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

November 14th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Honeywell in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Honeywell in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the company, 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 as […]

Security

Halma Fire & Security Business and 2022 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the fire and security business of Halma plc and the financial results for their Safety Sector, year ending 31 March, announced on 16th June 2022.  This analysis is based on financial releases, investor presentations and the 2022 Annual Report. Halma is a group of around 45 life-saving technology companies with FY2022 revenue exceeding £1.5 […]

Security

Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

The destructive relationship between fire and buildings is as old as the history of buildings themselves. Fire protection has been a key reason for the development of new materials, construction methods, and safety protocols since the earliest buildings and each major fire acts as a trigger for innovation and regulation. The response to the Great Fire […]

Smart Cities

Giving Intelligence to Every Electrical EndPoint in Buildings

Today, most buildings use an electrical infrastructure based on technology from the 1950s. Outlets, switches, and circuit breakers have served their purpose well enough but have hardly changed in over half a century. Like the shift from conventional light bulbs to LED, the buildings’ conventional electrical infrastructure has been waiting for a disruptive technology that […]

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 Buildings

Carrier Building Automation and Fire & Security Businesses Examined

Carrier Global Corporation, established as an independent public company, following its spinoff from United Technologies Corp. in April 2020, is one of the top three global HVAC equipment manufacturers. In this Research Note, we examine two of its adjacent business areas – the Fire & Security and Building Automation businesses, based on Carrier’s 2021 10K Report, […]

Smart Buildings

Siemens Buildings Business Q4 2021 Examined

In this research note, we examine the Buildings business of Siemens, which operates within the Smart Infrastructure (SI) division, based on their Q4 press conference, Capital Markets Day presentations and building technology-related activities throughout 2021. The SI portfolio addresses the complete value chain across buildings and electrification, increasingly growing together at the grid edge. Their smart building […]

Smart Cities

Can Digital Twins Offer Long-Term Solutions to a Building Safety Crisis?

On June 14th 2017, a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower, a high-rise residential block in northwest London, and claimed the lives of 72 people. The subsequent inquiry found fundamental failings at every stage of the building safety process, from construction, to regulation, inspection, and emergency response. In reaction, the UK government launched a review […]

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