Johnson Controls

Security

What’s Behind the Acquisition of Cobalt Robotics by Dean Drako?

June 7th, 2024
Smart Buildings

Major Players Put Their Weight Behind AI in Commercial Buildings

May 17th, 2024
Evolv Technology 2023
Security

Evolv Technology Weapons Detection Business & 2023 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Evolv Technology, a US public company providing AI-based weapons detection for security screening. This article covers the firm’s 2023 financial results, partners, vertical market approach, and US government investigations. It is based on Evolv’s Q4 Earnings Release, Presentation, 2023 10K Report, filed on 29th February 2024 and our analysis. […]

Johnson Controls Potential HVAC Divestment
Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Considers Move to Divest Non-Commercial HVAC Businesses

Rumors circulated this week after a Bloomberg article and comments by Johnson Controls CEO, George Oliver, suggested we may see a potential sale of their residential and light commercial HVAC equipment business. Johnson Controls has described the situation as “early stages” but in this research note, we look at recent activities and trends to consider […]

Workplace Technology Acquisitions 2023
Smart Buildings

10 Notable Workplace Technology Acquisitions in 2023

This Research Note reviews workplace technology acquisitions in the commercial smart buildings space over the last 12 months. We highlight significant M&A transactions in integrated workplace management systems (IWMS), workplace experience apps, occupancy analytics, visitor management software and associated workplace hardware. 2023 saw 2 major consolidations in the workplace management sector led by US HVAC […]

Semiconductor Smart Building Partnerships
Smart Buildings

Semiconductor Partnerships Signal Growing Maturity of Smart Building Market

“It was not so very long ago that people thought semiconductors were part-time orchestra leaders and that microchips were very small snack foods,” said US politician Geraldine Ferraro in the 1980s about a technology that has gone on to revolutionize the world. Semiconductors are so essential for the creation of computers, phones, vehicles, and almost […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Buildings Business & 2023 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Johnson Controls business, based on their 12th December Q4 earnings release, conference call, investor presentation and 10K, reporting financials year ending 30th September 2023. Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a pure-play smart buildings player, serving a wide range of customers in more than […]

Integrated Access Control
Security

Unlocking New Use Cases with Integrated Access Control

Modern technology is increasingly blurring the lines between physical and digital worlds. This shift is most noticeable in the emergence of cyber-physical systems that can interact with both real world and digital realms. In smart buildings, this transformation is represented by the convergence of Information Technology (IT), Operational Technology (OT), and cybersecurity. This triad is […]

Eptura Company
Smart Buildings

Eptura Workplace Technology and Software Business Examined

The unification of Archibus, SpaceIQ, Serraview, and iOffice to form Eptura in October 2022 was one of the major mergers in the global integrated workplace management (IWMS) sector. This Research Note examines the business, one year on. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and with large regional offices in London, UK and Melbourne, Australia, Eptura was created […]

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