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Security

Alarm.com Connected Property Business and Financials Examined

May 31st, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Global Digital Workplace Market in 2022

April 19th, 2022
Security

The Security of Supply & Supply of Security

Despite almost two years of challenges and uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global physical security market has demonstrated a remarkable degree of resilience. The pandemic is reshaping the industry, turbo-charging certain emerging business models, whilst it also continues to make our societies safer; not just from the pandemic but also from crime and […]

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 […]

Smart Cities

DOE Connected Buildings Pilot: A Small Step in the Right Direction

Earlier this month the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $61 million pilot project that will create 10 highly connected communities across the country. The initiative will ​​transform thousands of homes and workplaces into energy-efficient buildings that can interact with the electrical grid to optimize their energy consumption. While not extraordinary in terms of investment or […]

Smart Cities

Do Return-to-Work Investments Now Look Wasteful As We Return-to-Remote?

We may not have realized it at the time but the summer months were a break from COVID-19. After severe restrictions and lockdowns in the northern hemisphere’s Spring, regulations eased in June, July, and August, relative to the months before. Politicians announced return-to-work strategies, presenting strict rules for companies to enforce in their buildings. Desperate […]

Smart Cities

Without Federal Support, COVID-19 Could Cripple US Clean Energy Sector

The indiscriminate economic impacts of COVID-19 are creating long-term implications for people and the planet. Ongoing research on the consequences of this evolving crisis predicts sharp declines for the US clean energy industry, leading to mass job losses and a slowdown in the growth of climate-saving clean energy technologies that could set us back years […]

Smart Cities

Building Occupancy Data Reveals the Extent of the US Lockdown

The US now has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities anywhere in the world and most States are implementing strict lockdown measures to varying degrees. Fascinatingly, some of the best data we have on who and when people actually started isolating, is building occupancy data from smart buildings. The following graphic, by access […]

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