Mapping the Strategic Direction of ADT SecuritySeptember 29th, 2022
Exploring iLoq Financials & the Mechatronic Lock MarketFebruary 25th, 2022
Allegion Annual Report 2021 Examined
Spun off from Ingersoll Rand in 2013, , the NYSE listed Allegion group focuses specifically on security around the door and adjacent areas, offering a range of solutions under numerous brands for residential and commercial buildings around the world. In this research note we examine Allegion based on their 2021 10K Report, released last week, as well as Q4 […]
Are Workplaces the Gateway Smart Environment?
What is the ultimate goal of smart technology? Is it to maximize productivity in workplaces? Is it to achieve net-zero energy performance? Is it to accurately predict human behavior? Is it to create digital urban utopias? Or, is it simply to make life better for users? There may be no right answer but all of […]
Has Smart Home Technology Lost Its Way?
Over the last 18-months, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, commercial buildings have largely been empty and residential buildings have never seen such high occupancy during the day. Unsurprisingly, home improvement has been high on the agenda for people around the world, especially in the affluent developed nations that were hit hard by the virus […]
Would you Live in a Smart Home Built by Amazon, Apple or Google?
Through product development and acquisition retail colossus Amazon now provides consumers with almost every element of the smart home, aside from the bricks and mortar itself. This situation led customer experience futurist, keynote speaker and author, Blake Morgan to ask, “would it make sense that Amazon take it to the next level and simply start […]
The Financial and Environmental Cost of Older Buildings
Every business and homeowner knows that older buildings are generally more costly to run and that the key reason is energy efficiency. The inefficiencies of older commercial and residential buildings not only drive costs up for owners and tenants, the environment also pays a high price for their continued existence. Buildings are the single biggest […]
Synergy Australia: Future Homes to use only 10% Grid Energy
Last month, a presentation by Western Australia’s state-owned electricity retailer, Synergy, suggested that, within a decade, residential buildings may use the grid for only 10% of their energy supply, thanks to a combination of smart building and appliances, together with solar and battery storage. The presentation, titled ‘The Challenges of Creative Destruction for the Electricity […]
The Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF): Interview with Frits Bliek, Technical Director
The Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) is set to revolutionise the power industry, and open up the smart and renewable technology markets. The open framework is designed to accelerate the development of smart energy products, services and solutions for large-scale implementation of Smart Grids. As the opportunities to use and store energy are increasing, a […]
Audio: Cyber Security in Smart Buildings – The Elephant in the Room!
For those who missed it or want to listen again, below is the Audio Stream from our 3rd Free Webinar in the 2015 Smart Building Series… Cyber Security in Smart Buildings – The Elephant in the Room! – Q&A with Billy Rios, Cyber Security Expert & Founder of Laconicly In this Webinar, Billy discusses in […]