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Security

Beyond Video Security: Hikvision 2021 Annual Report Examined

May 9th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Accelerates M&A Activity with Bolt-On Acquisitions 

April 29th, 2022
Security

ADT Commercial Fire and Security Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the ADT Commercial fire and security business, based on their 2021 Results, 1st March 2022 Investor Day presentation and strategy throughout 2021. ADT is the provider of security alarms and monitoring services for the smart home and small business sector in the United States. With revenues of $5.3 billion in 2021, ADT reports its […]

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, […]

Security

Securitas Expands Electronic Security Footprint with Acquisition of Stanley Security

Securitas, the global security services business comprising guarding, electronic security, fire and life safety solutions, has announced a “transformative acquisition” of Stanley Security, the electronic security solutions business of Stanley Black & Decker, making this their largest acquisition to date. Stanley Security is a provider of electronic security solutions with operations in 12 markets globally and with approximately […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls 2021 Annual Report Examined

Few publicly listed companies like Johnson Controls International (JCI), present a pure smart buildings product and service offering. Since the 2016 merger with Tyco, and the 2019 sale of its Power Solutions business to BCP Acquisitions LLC for $13.2 billion, the firm is looking to capitalize on macro-trends including decarbonization, post-pandemic focus on healthier buildings, and digital technologies. JCI […]

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 […]

Security

The Heat Rises on Smarter Emergency Management in Buildings

A fire starts in the server room on the 13th floor of an office building. Within minutes smoke detectors get a whiff of the danger and the fire alarm sounds, triggering a full evacuation. The sprinkler system kicks in as the fire rages into the corridors. Firefighters arrive at the scene and rush into the […]

Security

Halma Acquisition Strategy: Fire & Security Businesses in High-Value Niche Markets

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Halma Infrastructure Safety Sector, one of four sectors of UK listed company, Halma plc, protects commercial, industrial and public buildings through fire safety systems and sensors for security, elevator safety and access control. Sector strategy is to grow and acquire businesses in high-value […]

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