Supply Chain

Smart Buildings

Breaking the Shackles: Overcoming Resistance to Change in Smart Buildings

May 23rd, 2023
Security

Exploring the Long-Term Impacts of COVID on Physical Security

January 31st, 2023
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Security

Building Resilience in the Physical Security Supply Chain

The escalation of coronavirus cases in China has reminded technology markets around the world that the supply chain challenges of recent years may last longer than expected. The pandemic is not the only disruption and many in the smart buildings and physical security industries are being forced to reconsider their approach to supply chain resilience […]

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Security

US-China Trade War Continues To Polarize the Physical Security Market

The Physical Security industry has found itself on the frontline of the US-China trade ‘war’ and its involvement could have significant implications for its future and the future of the wider smart buildings and cities technology markets. “In recent years US-China geopolitical tensions within the physical security industry have escalated,” reports our latest security research. […]

Smart Buildings

An Unfortunate Supply Chain of Events

“The global electronics and semiconductor industries are currently suffering the most serious disruptions to supply chain operations in living memory. Supply chain issues have been driven by a series of interrelated trends that have served to complicate, compound, and increase both the scale and impact of the challenge,” reads our latest research study. “These issues have […]

Smart Buildings

Viessmann Group Business and Financials Examined

This Research Note examines Viessmann climate and refrigeration solutions business based on their 2021 financial results, press releases, acquisitions, and divestments. Founded in 1917, Viessmann is a leading global provider of sustainable climate (heating, cooling, water and air quality) and renewable energy solutions. The family-owned company is based in Allendorf, Germany with over 13,000 employees […]

Smart Cities

The Role of Buildings in a Smart City’s Circular Economy

“A growing and wealthier global population are straining the biocapacity of our planet. In the densely populated and prosperous Netherlands, for example, we consume more than three times what the Dutch ecosystem can produce, while globally we consume 1.7 times what the Earth can produce. The current rate of resource consumption is unsustainable, both for […]

Security

Securing the Security of the Global Physical Security Market

“Tensions over alleged human rights violations and the ongoing trade war between China and the US has seen legislative moves, new sanctions, and tit-for-tat trade barriers erected that significantly disrupt the flow of physical security products between the two nations, and the ability of their respective manufacturers to trade in their respective markets,” explains our latest […]

Security

The Security of Supply & Supply of Security

Despite almost two years of challenges and uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global physical security market has demonstrated a remarkable degree of resilience. The pandemic is reshaping the industry, turbo-charging certain emerging business models, whilst it also continues to make our societies safer; not just from the pandemic but also from crime and […]

Smart Cities

Your Building Is Only As Green As Its Supply Chain

Green buildings are nothing new. In fact, the energy efficiency of a wide range of building systems and operational practices have been hallmarks of the smart building movement that has been evolving over the last few decades. However, the sustainability of buildings is about more than just operational efficiency, they must also incorporate environmentally responsible […]

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