Smart buildings: going beyond the hype to reap the benefits

    Open technology platforms are a giant leap towards building truly smart buildings. It has been a slow start but now things are starting to pick up speed. This blog gives examples of companies that reap the benefits. In a previous blog post on smart buildings, I noted that the real estate sector has been slow […]

      Analytics and the future of physical security

      Axis recently hosted an online event, Understanding Analytics and the practical guide to implementation. During the event, I spoke about the past, present and future of analytics, together with my colleagues, Shaun Southall and Wayne Davis. This has prompted me to consider the technological developments, new methods of working and advances in analytics and artificial […]

        Moving forward

        This blog post is a joint collaboration between Lucas Young and Anthony Incorvati. Read more about the authors on their respective author page. Travel restrictions, working from home and social distancing have all had an impact on the way people and goods move around the world. Transportation UK and US practice leaders, Lucas Young and […]

          Building smart cities for real: Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

          I have been speaking about smart cities for several years now and, as part of this, I was often asked to define, “What is meant by a smart city?” However, now that smart cities are no longer just concepts, the conversation has started to shift.  Technological developments have led to a rapid rise of smart […]

            5 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2020

            I always start the forward-looking technology trends blog post with a glance back at what was written last year. Not only is it borne from a curiosity about the accuracy of my future-gazing (which is always a risky activity!), but it’s interesting to see if any new trends have emerged during the year that we […]

              Which technology trends are most important for small business in 2017 and beyond?

              With over 5.5 million small businesses in the UK, and over 28.8 million in the US and companies representing everything from micro-breweries to tool manufacturers, or coffee shops to computer service companies, the small business owners are a diversified bunch. Throwing ownership structure and business lifecycle into the mix, you are bound to find very […]