Fire Safety

Smart Cities

Giving Intelligence to Every Electrical EndPoint in Buildings

June 7th, 2022
Security

Beyond Video Security: Hikvision 2021 Annual Report Examined

May 9th, 2022
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 […]

Security

Uptick and PlanRadar: Two Scale-Ups Transforming Building Compliance for Life Safety

Dame Judith Hackitt has spoken extensively about the construction industry’s need for a more joined-up approach. Her report, ‘Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’, produced in the wake of the UK Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, made a number of recommendations on preventing similar incidents from taking place in the future. Her […]

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