Machine Learning

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Are Being Forced into a Cyber AI Arms Race

September 27th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Kterio Smart Building Analytics Business Examined

September 5th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Invests in Artisight, an IoT Platform Provider for Smart Hospitals

JCI Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Johnson Controls, led a $2 million investment in Artisight on 30th April 2022, according to PitchBook. Based in Glenview, Illinois, USA, formerly known as Whiteboard Coordinator, Artisight positions itself as a provider of “the operating system for smart hospitals”. The Artisight name reflects the company’s goal of providing a digital sixth sense — […]

Smart Cities

Big Tech Muscles in on the Workplace Experience Tech Market

You know a market or trend is maturing when the world’s biggest companies start to take interest. Tesla may have led the development of the modern electric vehicle (EV) but we only knew the EV market was here to stay when all major automotive players began to develop their own electric models. For many, Apple’s […]

Security

Motorola Solutions Continues Video Security Acquisition Spree in 2022

In this Research Note, we examine Motorola Solutions Video Security and Access Control business based on their Q1-2022 financial results, investor presentations and M&A. Our analysis of two recently acquired companies, Calipsa and Videotec, brings Motorola’s deal count up to eight acquisitions in this segment in less than four years. Motorola announced its Q1 results on 12 May 2022, […]

Smart Buildings

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

Johnson Controls has announced several bolt-on acquisitions in the last seven months to augment the group’s technology offerings in building management, fire detection and suppression, and physical security solutions.  With six acquisitions to date since the start of their new financial year in October 2021, Johnson Controls is accelerating its M&A activity. Transactions in edge AI software, […]

Smart Buildings

The State of SPACs in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

In this Research Note, we examine companies in the proptech and smart buildings space which have opted for a SPAC route to become publicly listed in 2021 and 2022 to date, based on their annual reports, investor presentations, our M&A transactions database and analysis of previous deals.   SPAC acquisitions accounted for 11 completed transactions in the smart […]

Smart Buildings

Combining Bricks and Bytes in ABB’s Smart Buildings Division

In this Research Note, we examine the Smart Buildings Division of ABB, based on their activities throughout 2021, updating our previous article, ABB Ramps Up its Mid-Market Commercial Building Automation Business, which highlighted their acquisition of Cylon.  The Smart Buildings Division offers a broad portfolio of home and building automation solutions as well as a portfolio of electrical […]

Smart Buildings

European Startups Leveraging AI for Autonomous Building Management

The market for AI-enabled energy management & sustainability services is growing fast and attracting a good number of new market entrants, with 32% of vendors now offering services for this space, states our recent report on AI and Machine Learning in Smart Commercial Buildings.  Leading building controls companies including Honeywell, Siemens, Schneider Electric and Johnson Controls […]

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