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Security

Alarm.com Connected Property Business and Financials Examined

May 31st, 2022
Smart Buildings

Legrand Connected Buildings Business & 2021 Financials Examined

May 5th, 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 […]

Smart Buildings

Trane Commercial HVAC Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the commercial HVAC business of Trane Technologies, which includes their building automation and energy services portfolio. It is based on their 2021 annual results, investor presentations and related activities throughout 2021. Trane Technologies was formed in 2020 following a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Division. As a vertically integrated enterprise, Trane offers […]

Smart Buildings

The Smart Contractor: A Disruptive Idea for Smaller Buildings

General contractors, technicians, and handyman-labor hold unique roles, especially within the small and medium scale residential and commercial building sector. Every day these figures are welcomed into buildings for repairs and develop trust through maintenance of critical systems. Every day they advise building operators on how to optimize their systems and even guide decision-makers on […]

Security

Still No Sign of Nest Security Products As Internal Unrest Goes Public

Amid growing reports of unrest at Nest, new information has leaked about the companies foray into the home security sector. It is not exactly a secret that Google’s $3.2 billion dollar acquisition intended to release security related products. On the contrary, the only surprise has been how long it has taken for the company to […]

Lighting,Smart Cities

The Long Road Ahead For Smart Home Apps

Of the 4.5 million people identified as IoT developers in 2015, 1.4 million were focused on smart home apps a recent report by VisionMobile says. The report identifies seven distinct IoT app development themes; smart home, retail, industrial, wearables, smart city, medical and the connected car. It shows the smart home as the most popular […]

Smart Buildings

Shouldn’t We All Have Smart Homes By Now?

So it’s 2016 and we all live in Smart Homes – perfectly energy efficient residences that have learned our behavioural patterns and cater for our every need – or at least we’re supposed to be by now aren’t we? Much more likely is that you, like the vast majority of us in the “smart world”, […]

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