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Fire is one of the most powerful resources available to people. The civilizations started to grow only once our ancestors learned to tame the fire about 400,000 years ago. This enabled human settlements to move into colder regions, cook, and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Keys respond to one of the most fundamental human needs: Security. They protect homes, safeguard businesses, and fortify privacy. However, if acquiring access to one's most valuable belongings is as easy as a walk to the nearest key-cutting stand, are keys really fulfilling their raison d 'être?
Construction is notoriously a conservative domain. It's among the least digitized sectors, but also one of the most wasteful, generating 35 percent of the global landfill mass. Yet, with the rise of urbanization and population around the world, the need for new buildings, hence, construction, is direr than ever.
The winter is descending on the Northern Hemisphere, with millions celebrating the seasonal festivities. However, it's not just wellness-promoting energy that can enter through the doors and windows: Without the right insulation and measures, bitterly cold winter air might be the unwanted guests of the winter parties, accelerating the utility bills and causing residents discomfort.
Fires are among the most dangerous and costly accidents that can happen in a building. In 2018, in the US alone, there was a civilian fire death every 2 hours and 24 minutes, taking almost 3,000 lives and costing USD 25.6 billion in direct property loss.
Responding to the instinct to protect themselves, our ancestors always sought ways to secure their belongings. Archaeologists believe it was Ancient Egyptians who graduated to the first lock from making simple knots using rope or other materials about 4,000 years ago. This was a pin tumbler lock made entirely of wood.
The umbrella term of "small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)" might evoke a sense of humility. However, the importance and impact of SMEs around the world are the opposite of small or humble: SMEs account for up to 70 percent of the jobs in most OECD countries, facilitating growth, prosperity, and innovation globally.
Access control is what allows premises to choose who is authorized to enter when they are permitted entry, and even which zones they are allowed to visit. Dependent on the number of authorized persons, and the number of zones, there are a wide variety of options available to suit any set of security requirements.
According to research by Gartner, 20 percent of organizations will use smartphones in place of traditional physical access cards by 2020. Moreover, IHS Markit estimates that around 20 percent of currently installed access control readers will be mobile-capable by 2022.
Contrary to popular belief, ATMs are not going the way of the dinosaurs–at least, not anytime soon. They remain extremely popular: Over $400,000 in cash withdrawals are made every second from 3.2 million ATMs around the world—that's 17 percent of global GDP.
The future of work is flexible: A third of the workforce in the US is now freelance. Many companies, including larger ones, are opening their doors to an alternative workforce composed of contractors, freelancers, gig workers, and crowd workers because of their ability to enhance organizational performance.
Today, approximately one in three Americans rent. Demand for apartments and multifamily living spaces is at an all-time high. Last year, the multifamily market saw dramatic growth, with a 15 percent jump in apartment transactions totaling nearly $168 billion.