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The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

April 26th, 2022
Security

Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

April 7th, 2022
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 Buildings

Patent Trends Tell the Story of Future Green Building Innovation

Innovation is critical to technological development and especially impactful in spaces undergoing technological transformation, such as buildings. Innovation is the precursor to the technological breakthroughs that are bringing new value to our increasingly smart indoor spaces through applications that improve efficiency, productivity, and the occupant experience. As green buildings take center stage at the COP26 climate […]

Security

Motorola Solutions Purchases Envysion, their 5th Acquisition in Video & Access Control

Motorola Solutions continues its strategy of investing in its video surveillance and analytics business with the purchase of Envysion, a US physical security provider for the retail sector, for $124 million net of cash on 2nd November. Envysion’s loss prevention offering for quick-service restaurants, convenience, and specialty stores is a cloud-based solution. It integrates video systems […]

Smart Cities

DOE Connected Buildings Pilot: A Small Step in the Right Direction

Earlier this month the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $61 million pilot project that will create 10 highly connected communities across the country. The initiative will ​​transform thousands of homes and workplaces into energy-efficient buildings that can interact with the electrical grid to optimize their energy consumption. While not extraordinary in terms of investment or […]

Smart Cities

California Continues to Set the Standard for Building Decarbonization

California is a unique place, even within the US. It is home to outstanding natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains, dry deserts, scenic beaches, and unique natural habitats, but also some of the worst environmental problems in the world with wildfires, earthquakes, resource extraction, and urban air pollution. California is also home to several of the biggest […]

Smart Buildings

The Whitehouse Turns Green with New Building Efficiency Policies

During his first 100 days in office, President Biden made bold claims to re-establish the US as a leader in the fight against climate change. Resigning the COP21 Paris agreement and issuing an executive order to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and put the US on an “irreversible path” to a net-zero […]

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