Life Safety

Security

Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

April 7th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Honeywell Building Technologies Business 2021 Examined

February 16th, 2022
Security

The Buy and Build Strategy of Private Equity-Backed ACRE Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the acquisition strategy of ACRE, a Dallas, USA-based platform company backed by private equity capital. Founded to acquire, partner or invest in specialized players in the physical security industry, ACRE has become one of the largest independent providers of access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance, and communication networks in North […]

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 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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