The security industry is developing faster than ever before.
Technological development and digitalization play the leading role and shape the life of tomorrow.
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 world has just over a decade to prevent climate change from escalating beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. If not, any further rise in temperatures might have catastrophic effects on droughts, floods, and famine for millions of people.
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.
Today's buildings aren't just smart—they're alive. Smart lighting systems turn lights on and off at optimal times while intelligent heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems micro-adjust throughout the day to maximize energy efficiency.
The specification created for any construction project details the exact requirements of the building as designed, as well as the products and materials that meet those needs. As such, a robust specification is a key part of ensuring the long-term success of a project.
In today's age of Industry 4.0 and progressive digitization, gone are the days of producing standardized products. Customers now demand solutions tailored to their specific needs, and companies who offer personalized products satisfy not only their customers but also gain a competitive edge
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.
Tech-powered Tokyo is already the world's most innovative city. However, as the city is diving even deeper into upgrading its tech game in preparation for the Tokyo 2020, the Japanese capital may soon be even more futuristic.
Dozens of buildings crumpled when a deadly earthquake hit Mexico City in 2017, but its gleaming Torre Reforma survived with just a few cracks. It's often said 'Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do'.
Construction is one of the least digitized industries in the world, mainly due to challenges and complexities of its supply chain. While the industry has been relatively slow to respond to the digital revolution that took the world by storm, structural changes are pushing for rapid digitization.
The sharing economy has shifted society's mind-set from ownership to access, disrupting every possible industry imaginable. And no more is this disruption evident than in the short-term accommodations sector. In 2018 alone, Airbnb had more than 5 million listings in 191 countries and 400 million cumulative guest arrivals.
It wasn't very long ago— just a few decades— that every building began with a pencil and a piece of paper. Architects designed large buildings by drawing onto sheets of paper taped together to create a canvas hundreds of feet long.