Smart Locks


Mapping the Strategic Direction of Allegion in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

December 8th, 2022

Exploring The SALTO Group Business and M&A Strategy

March 18th, 2022

Exploring iLoq Financials & the Mechatronic Lock Market

Broadly categorized, electronic access control systems, digital cylinders, and mechatronic locks are the leading technologies vying for a share of the immense market represented by the upgrading of traditional mechanical locks. In this research note, we explore the European vendor iLoq and mechatronic locks in general, which are locks that conform to one of the […]


Access Control Technology Attracts Another Public SPAC Listing

In December 2020, Memoori posed the question “Will SPACs Offer an Alternative Exit Route for Companies in the Smart Buildings Space?”. The answer seems to be a resounding Yes! This research note highlights five of twelve SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) transactions in 2021, updating our view that this vehicle is gaining popularity as an alternative exit route.  […]


Tishman Speyer ‘Latches’ on to the SPAC Bandwagon with Smart Locks

Every startup wants to grow and succeed, and traditionally that would take one of two routes. Either showing enough potential to be acquired by a larger firm that will run it independently or integrate it with its other business units, thereby giving the startup’s shareholders a windfall and giving the startup’s products the chance for […]

Smart Buildings

The Smart Home Was Supposed to Be Simple But…

The smart home promised to make our lives more straightforward. To automatically set lights and environmental controls to your exact preferences, to alert you of visitors or intruders, even to remember your shopping list and send it to your mobile phone. In reality, however, the smart home has become a minefield of complexity and compatibility […]


The Global Market for Physical Security Products Will Reach $41Bn by 2022

Our New 2017 Physical Security Report shows that products at factory gate prices in 2017 were valued at $29.2Bn, an increase of approximately 5% on 2016. The report delivers market sizing data on 3 major product groupings; Access Control, Video Surveillance and Intruder Alarms. Of these 3, still largely independent businesses, Access Control has maintained […]


Access Control: Breaking the Price vs Safety Paradigm

A secure access control system comes with a premium price tag. That’s the commonly shared ‘fact’ in the access control industry. Arguments to strengthen this belief are of course, easy to envisage. Robust hardware using premium materials and lots of clever security features must be expensive. Continuously tested software, able to withstand ever-increasing cyber security […]

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