Smart Homes

Security

Alarm.com Connected Property Business and Financials Examined

May 31st, 2022
Security

Beyond Video Security: Hikvision 2021 Annual Report Examined

May 9th, 2022
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 […]

Security

ADT Commercial Fire and Security Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the ADT Commercial fire and security business, based on their 2021 Results, 1st March 2022 Investor Day presentation and strategy throughout 2021. ADT is the provider of security alarms and monitoring services for the smart home and small business sector in the United States. With revenues of $5.3 billion in 2021, ADT reports its […]

Smart Buildings

Robust Market for Smart Buildings M&A in 2021

A record number of acquisitions (286) in the smart buildings space in 2021 accounted for a 31% increase on 218 deals in 2020 and a 10% increase on the previous record of 259 transactions in 2019.  There was a robust market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) among both security product manufacturers and systems integrators last year, […]

Security

Hikvision Spinning Off Smart Home & Robotics Businesses

Chinese video surveillance Giant Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.) will spin-off Smart Home business Ezviz (Hangzhou EZVIZ Network Co., Ltd.), details of which were announced in the IPO prospectus they published in December. It states that they aim to raise RMB 3.739 billion (USD 588.3 million) by listing Ezviz on the Science and […]

Smart Buildings

Semantic Tagging for Small Smart Buildings

“BIoT technology penetration for small and medium-sized commercial buildings is well behind the curve in terms of adoption. This situation is largely a consequence of the business models and economic imperatives that have historically driven the building controls market,” our report on the IoT in smart commercial buildings stated. “Although the cost of building controls solutions is […]

Smart Buildings

Schneider Electric Ventures Lead Funding in the Smart Buildings Space

Memoori analysis of investments in smart buildings in the last five years finds that of the top 25 multiple investors, the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Schneider Electric leads the ranking. Participating in 28 funding rounds since 2016 to date, SE Ventures is the top investor in the smart buildings space.  Note that the Memoori smart […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Buildings

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 […]

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