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Smart Buildings

Exploring Caverion’s Smart Building Strategy & Public Tender Offer

November 15th, 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 — […]

Security

Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

The destructive relationship between fire and buildings is as old as the history of buildings themselves. Fire protection has been a key reason for the development of new materials, construction methods, and safety protocols since the earliest buildings and each major fire acts as a trigger for innovation and regulation. The response to the Great Fire […]

Smart Buildings

Haltian’s Building Internet of Things Business & Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Haltian, the Finnish developer of IoT hardware and software solutions for the built environment. This analysis covers their 2021 financial performance, stakeholders and funding, vertical market strategy, partnerships and recent projects. This article, part of a series covering the activities of new entrants such as Nuuka Solutions, Spica Technologies, Flowscape, Uptick and PlanRadar, updates the information […]

Smart Buildings

Smart Building Protocols Strive for Greater Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a massive issue for smart buildings. Cybercriminals are relentless but we must accept them as a reality of connectivity. What we shouldn’t accept is that the IoT sector helps them by churning out insecure products that are picked up by unsuspecting owners and operators who may have limited IT and cybersecurity knowledge. Facilities […]

Smart Buildings

Bravida’s Smart Building Automation Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the building automation business of Bravida Holding AB, a 100-year old Swedish company with a vision statement of “bringing buildings to life”.   This analysis is based on their 2021 Annual Report, investor presentations, growth strategy and M&A activities. Bravida operates in the Nordic market for technical service and installation of buildings and facilities. Bravida’s core […]

Security

Customers Find Security in the Cloud During COVID

There has been a steady transition towards cloud-based as-a-service business models for smart building services over the past decade. This gradual shift began to challenge long-established business models, relationships, and channels of distribution and was met with some resistance from certain segments of the industry. These cloud-based as-a-service business models require that manufacturers and systems […]

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

2020 Reshaped the Workplace, 2021 Will Reshape the Workforce

2020 has become synonymous with COVID-19 and with vaccines being released towards the end of the year, many celebrated the arrival of 2021 like it was an end of the pandemic and a return to some kind of normality. This is, of course, not the case. While we continue to make remarkable strides to end […]

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