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Building Automation and Smart Cities
Connected lighting trends to watch in 2019
Wang Shen

Competition has slowed for LED lighting component suppliers over the past two years, as global LED production capacity reached its peak. This slow-down has forced suppliers to determine the best way to...
  Monthly LED lamp retail price remains stable at $12.82 in July
Paul Bremmer

Global LED lamp retail prices in July were 0.1% higher than in June 2018. Despite this slight increase, the trend line for global ASPs continues downwards, with prices declining at a 14.0% compound annual growth rate...
  Amazon solidifies its smart speaker portfolio with Alexa for Hospitality
Bryan Montany

On June 19, 2018, Amazon announced Alexa for Hospitality, a new version of its Alexa voice assistant, tailored and optimized to support unique interactions with hotel guests...
Siemens expands its smart buildings presence through its acquisition of Building Robotics
Bryan Montany

On June 26th, 2018, Siemens Building Technologies Division announced its intention to acquire Building Robotics Inc., a vendor responsible for the smart workplace application, Comfy...
  IBCon to Showcase the Age of Acceleration for Smart Building Projects
Bryan Montany

IBCon is a leading forum on the next generation of intelligent, connected, and open architected buildings. This year’s theme for the conference identifies 2018 as the beginning of a new...
  More than 900,000 smart speakers to be used in healthcare facilities by 2021
Bryan Montany

Over the next five years, a majority of smart speakers will be sold to residential end-users, and penetration rates of smart speakers in commercial buildings are not anticipated to...
The world market for city surveillance equipment exceeded $3 billion in 2017
Jacky Zhang

State capitals and major cities have been a sustainable growth engine for the rapid development of the city surveillance market in recent years...
  Building Automation Equipment - Visuals
Bryan Montany

Building automation equipment encompasses the sensors, controllers, actuators and gateways installed in systems that centralize and manage a building's heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems...
  IHS Markit reveals the top four Smart Cities predictions for 2018 and beyond 

The smart city market will accelerate in 2018 with smart city device shipments eventually surpassing 2 billion by 2030. Between September 20016 and September 2017...
The future of building automation analytics: The cloud, the edge, or both?
Bryan Montany

Sensors in BA systems that monitor and manage the operation of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) products are capturing more complex data...


Smart Home
With Asia on the rise, global smart speaker revenue reached $7.9 billion in 2018
Blake Kozak

Smart speakers and digital assistants catapulted consumer home automation from the fringe to the mainstream. Now regions outside of North America are looking to reap the benefits of voice technology...
  Smart home and appliances tackle analytics at CES 2019
Blake Kozak

At CES 2019, there was no shortage of exciting news and buzz for smart home and appliances. Lighting, security cameras, software integrations and voice assistants took center stage in smart home announcements, while for appliances, the big news was on displays, artificial intelligence (AI) and guided cooking..
  Reinventing an industry – unit shipments of connected appliances to reach 89 million in 2018
Blake Kozak

In 2018, 89 million connected major home appliances are forecast to be shipped globally, up from 51 million in 2017.  Despite initial lackluster enthusiasm from consumers, by the end of this year one out of every six...
Smart speakers: Come one, come all
Blake Kozak

With Facebook’s recent release of Portal+, its first smart speaker/display, and with Google’s debut of Home Hub, its first native smart speaker/display, the upcoming holiday season in the United States could be a bellwether for the future of smart speaker form factors...
  Global smart home device revenues to reach $28 billion in 2018
Blake Kozak

Although still a bourgeoning market, the smart home is no longer just for hobbyists or techies, and device manufacturers and service providers are looking to take these technologies to the masses. They will accomplish this by...
  Alexa Guard makes waves for DIY security and insurance (but only a ripple for security providers)
Blake Kozak

Announced last week by Amazon, Alexa Guard turns any Amazon Echo into a security device, using what the company calls “guard mode.” Once in guard mode, Echo devices will send an alert and audio...
Smart Home Companies Diversifying
Blake Kozak

In the most recent competitor database, smart home companies were analyzed across several factors including the number of connected consumer devices by segment (climate control, energy & water, lighting, security and consumer electronics)...
  Amazon Fire TV Cube: The latest in the wave of TV-connected smart speakers
Paul Erickson

Amazon announced its newest member of the Echo smart speaker line on June 7, the Fire TV Cube. Combining Echo smart speaker functionality, a new 8-mic far-field voice recognition array...
  Sonos' New Beam Soundbar: Part of the New Smart Soundbar Category
Paul Erickson

On June 6th, Sonos launched its new $399 Beam soundbar, a combination Sonos connected speaker, assistant-agnostic smart speaker, and home theater soundbar...

Global intelligent ANPR camera market to grow at 16.4 percent CAGR through 2022
Anna Sliwon

The types of applications automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) can be used has increased and so has the range of offered functionalities. Advances in video analytics and processing power...
  Consumer Video Surveillance Market to Top $1 Billion in 2018, IHS Markit Says
Blake Kozak

Sales revenue from Arlo, Nest and other standalone network video-surveillance cameras reached $966 million globally in 2017 and is estimated to grow to $1.1 billion by the end of 2018...
  Is 5G the future of intruder alarm systems?
Anna Sliwon

The shutdown of the 2G network in the United States in 2017 had a ripple effect on the market for intruder alarms, mostly affecting the sales of control panels and communicator modules. With many traditional systems using...
Why connectivity is driving major changes in the Latin America fire equipment market
Robert Brooks

The global market for fire detection and suppression equipment connected through building management system (BMS) platforms reached $700.8 million in 2017 and is expected to grow at...
  ACaaS and mobile access propelling each other to mainstream adoption
Jim Dearing

Demand for ACaaS has grown rapidly over the past five years, and this growth is expected to continue. While there have been relatively few attempts to combine ACaaS solutions with mobile access...
  Electronic access control integration is the first stop on the road to smarter buildings
Jim Dearing

Partnering with BMS providers, or developing proprietary building management systems, will become an important part of access control providers’ product roadmaps over the next five years...
Fire detection and suppression equipment market to reach $179 million globally in 2022 
Robert Brooks

As data center construction continues to mount due to increasing demand from the Internet of Things (IoT), data center architecture is evolving. For example...
  Voice-operated alarm systems expected to grow at a 7 percent CAGR through 2022 
Anna Sliwon

Home assistants developed by Amazon, Google and others are changing how consumers interact with connected home devices, including intruder alarms. More alarm systems now offer...
  Turbulence hits the $12.5 billion alarm monitoring market
Blake Kozak

Despite the increased pressure from do-it-yourself (DIY) systems, the professional alarm-monitoring market is expected to thrive over the next five years...
Amazon is mobilizing against the security industry
Blake Kozak

Amazon has been offering security packages to select cities and states in the United States since around December 2017, albeit somewhat under the radar...
  Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) invigorates traditional security providers
Anna Sliwon

Access control as a service market revenues are forecast to grow at nearly triple the rate of the traditional access control equipment market over the next five years...
  MONI rebrands to BRINKS
Anna Sliwon

Even though the purchasing of intruder alarm systems and smart security systems is increasingly a lifestyle-related choice, rather than based purely on the security and safety needs...

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