Smart Cities

Smart Cities

Giving Intelligence to Every Electrical EndPoint in Buildings

June 7th, 2022
Smart Cities

EU Plan To Reduce Energy Dependence on Russia Benefits Green Buildings

May 26th, 2022
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Standards Vs Ecosystems: The Battle for Interoperability

Our physical world is being colonized by digital technology that seeks to sense, interpret, interface, and augment the human experience. Across the built environment, connected devices promise to feed advanced AI systems with all manner of data on the real world to bring about advanced automation and actionable insight. However, the sheer scale of the […]

Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

It was not that long ago that a significant fall in the Yen was met with open arms by major Japanese companies seeking to be more competitive in the global market. However, when this month began with the currency at a 20-year low, the reaction from Japan’s biggest companies has been decidedly mixed. In recent […]

Smart Cities

The Building Retrofit Revolution?

Today, the number of efficient buildings in the world barely represents 1% of total building stock, and the percentage of new buildings built today to high-efficiency standards is barely above 10%. When you consider that the average building is operational for 60 years, you quickly realize it would take centuries to decarbonize all building stock […]

Security

The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial […]

Security

Canon Video Surveillance Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Canon video surveillance businesses, incorporating Canon and Axis Communications hardware, Milestone video management software, Arcules cloud services and BriefCam video analytics software.  This analysis is based on the parent company investor presentations, corporate strategy conference 7th March 2022 and Axis 2021 Annual Review and Sustainability Report. Canon video surveillance businesses are reported under the network […]

Security

Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

The pandemic recovery strategies of major economies around the world present huge opportunities for the physical security industry. Recent stimulus packages and investment programs provide a huge boom in infrastructure spending under a common approach of “Build Back Better”. A variety of major infrastructure projects launched by prominent governments, in the wake of the COVID-19 […]

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