Could the EU Smart Readiness Indicator Become a Global Standard for Buildings?September 1st, 2022
Smart Building Protocols Strive for Greater CybersecurityJune 2nd, 2022
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. […]
The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology￼
Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial […]
Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth￼
The pandemic recovery strategies of major economies around the world present huge opportunities for the physical security industry. Recent stimulus packages and investment programs provide a huge boom in infrastructure spending under a common approach of “Build Back Better”. A variety of major infrastructure projects launched by prominent governments, in the wake of the COVID-19 […]
Are Data Privacy Laws Good or Bad for the Smart Buildings Market?
What if there were no privacy laws for smart buildings? Would it really be good for business? Would it really be bad for occupants? Would the building be smarter? Would anyone want to live or work there? These are some of the many questions floating around the smart building sector as rapid technological development outstrips […]
Can Rapid Testing Offer Hope of a Widespread Return to the Office?
This article was written by Owen Kell, Senior IoT Research Associate at Memoori. While much of Europe has returned to some form of lockdown, and COVID-19 cases continue to rise in North America, the calls for a widespread return to traditional workplaces will continue, particularly for activities that cannot be effectively delivered remotely. While health […]
The Pandemic Needs a Vaccine, but the Infodemic Needs a Cybersecurity Revolution
“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) during a gathering of foreign policy and security experts in Munich, Germany, in February, referring to fake news and opportunistic cyber attacks that “spreads faster and more easily than this virus,” he said. COVID-19, […]
On the Verge of a New Generation of Buildings that Harness the Potential of their Occupants
Office construction is on the rise. Since 2010, a boom has been underway around the world — with activity set to peak in 2020 at close to 19 million square meters globally, similar to levels at the height of the last two cycles in 2001 and 2008. The current economic upswing impacts the commercial real […]