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White Paper: How Can Smart Building Technology Become Mainstream?

November 16th, 2022
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Acuity Brands Intelligent Spaces Group and 2022 Financials Examined

October 28th, 2022
Security

dormakaba Access Solutions Business and 2022 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine one of the top three companies in the global access solutions market, dormakaba Group, based on their FY2021/2022 financial results, year ending 30 June 2022 and their latest Annual Report. This analysis also covers the firm’s strategic partnerships and acquisitions, focused on digital solutions.  dormakaba increased net sales by 10.3% to […]

Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Johnson Controls (JCI) in physical and cyber security. We have mapped acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the group, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, part 2 of a 2-part analysis, […]

Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of ADT Security

In this research note, we map the strategic direction of US security alarms and monitoring services provider ADT. This analysis focuses on the acquisition, investment and partnership moves they have made in Smart Home, Mobility and Connectivity / Cyber Security. ADT Reported revenues of $5.3 billion in 2021, They met or exceeded guidance from the […]

Security

Convergint Security Systems Integration Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Convergint, the North American security systems integrator. This analysis covers the firm’s turnover development, ownership, its target vertical markets and global expansion strategy beyond North America. Headquartered in Schaumberg, Illinois, Convergint is a leading systems integrator that designs, installs, and services electronic security, cybersecurity, fire and life safety, building automation, […]

Smart Buildings

Kieback&Peter Building Automation Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Kieback&Peter, one of the long-established German providers of building automation solutions and services.  This analysis is based on their February 2022 filing of their 2020 company accounts at the German Company Registry and more recent press releases. Kieback&Peter GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1927 in Berlin, Germany and currently reports over 1,400 […]

Smart Buildings

Cross-Compatible Data Ontologies to Create a Smarter Buildings Market

The smarter a building is, the more data it produces, so as smart buildings mature they face an ever-increasing data management problem. The more data a building produces, the more accurate and insightful its smart systems can be, but only if the data can be harnessed, otherwise that growing “data lake” becomes a costly burden. […]

Smart Buildings

The Smart Building is Not a Destination, It’s a Journey

The vision of smart buildings, as presented by the media and marketing departments, depicts a technological utopia with broad sensory capabilities, intuitive human-centric applications, and advanced intelligence. This vision might be technically possible, but currently even the path to a “semi smart building” is fraught with challenges that make technical development difficult. Challenges which are […]

Smart Buildings

Bringing Small Buildings into the Smart Buildings Market

The vast majority of buildings are small and not very smart, and it is their small size that limits their “intelligence” by restricting their access to smart building technology. A staggering 94% of US office space is housed in properties under 50,000 square feet, according to the latest data from Energy Star, and that proportion is […]

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