Building Services Industry June News Update – #Issue6


Fire & Security, Industry News


In our June Building Services news update, we cover the predicted growth of physical security market, the future of mobile phone's access control, huge potential of human-centric lighting, UK's public sector is lagging behind in adopting IoT and more.

Building Services News June'19 (including Fire & Security, Lighting & IoT industry updates)

Fire & Security

Physical security market expected to hit $292.4 B by 2025

According to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc, the global physical security market size is expected to reach USD 292.40 billion by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 9.4%. The main reasons for boosting the demand for premises security are increased spending on security products, equipment, and services is one of the key factors driving the market. Moreover, rapid infrastructure development across major regions. The study also suggests that the services component segment is expected to continue its dominance registering the highest CAGR of 9.6% over the forecast period. Video surveillance is projected to be the largest hardware segment by 2025. 

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(Security World Market, 20/06/2019)

The next generation of tall buildings will require new ways of fire-fighting

“A planet with 10 billion people living on it means we’re going to have to live in much denser environments”.  Speaking at FIREX International 2019, the Chief Executive of Tall Building Fire Safety, Russ Timpson, said the fire safety community has to “get on board” with all the technological changes that are happening around the construction of tall buildings. “We are going to build tall buildings out of timber,” he insisted. “It’s going to happen. It’s a natural material, but the challenge is we have to do it safely.

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(IFSEC Global, 27/06/2019)

The future of mobile phone's access control 

By 2016 94% of European large businesses were issuing their workers with some sort of connected mobile device (According to official EU data). We seem to use our smartphones for everything. Yet mobile phones are actually under-utilized when it comes to building security and access management. Evolving technologies now enable us to manage access rights via mobile phone apps, open a door with a virtual key credential, and much more. An estimated 44 million mobile credentials will be downloaded by 2021, according to a recent IHS Markit forecast. Another recent analyst report suggested as many as 20% of organisations would use smartphones for access, in place of plastic smart-cards, by 2020. The move to mobile access control seems inevitable.

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(Security News Desk, 27/06/2019)


Trick office workers into believing that all the building’s lights are illuminated – when they’re not

The European Union-funded project has successfully combined advanced research in computer vision and modern technology to develop a lighting control paradigm in which each person in the office perceives the entire office as ‘all lit’, while lights, which are not visible, are switched off. The software estimates the light propagation in offices in real-time and computes how much of it is perceived by the people. Then smart lighting control adjusts the lighting autonomously based on the presence of people and on their position within the office. The concept works particularly well in large open-plan offices, as farther-away luminaires may be dimmed without altering the comfort of employees and their sense of security.

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(Lux Review, 12/06/2019)

Potential of Human-Centric Lighting

The latest research by Memoori predicts the value of the global HCL market at $849 million in 2019, and expects it to grow at a CAGR of 32.75% over the next 5 years. Healthcare is likely to be a fast emerging vertical within the HCL market because is offers provable and tangible benefits. The impact of HCL on workers is a common theme across all market verticals, none more so than in office buildings. The office is all about productivity, and the report demonstrates the results from early workplace installations that offer an undeniable case for the productivity-boosting abilities of human-centric office lighting. HCL trial in the Dutch offices of property company CBRE that experienced productivity gains of 18% against a control group.

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(Memoori, 11/06/2019)

Intra-luminaire interfaces - affordable path to delivering smart lighting

While external or inter-luminaire networks and protocols are often top of mind for solid-state lighting (SSL) industry professionals contemplating connected lighting and the potential of SSL as an Internet of Things (IoT) backbone, it might be the intra-luminaire interfaces that enable an economical and logistically-simple approach to smart luminaire architectures. Indeed, standardization of internal communication buses and protocols could enable the industry to deliver smarter, LED-based lighting products or at least luminaires that could easily have such smarts added in the field. 

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(LEDs Magazine, 04/06/2019)


The UK’s public sector is lagging behind in adopting IoT

The survey commissioned by Yotta found that 39% of public sector organisations did run pilots but could not go beyond that with any live commercial deployments. On the other hand, more than a third, that is 35% of the surveyed public sector IT decision-makers indicated that their organisations are yet to start off with the technology. The survey also found that public sector IT decision-makers believe security concerns to be the biggest obstacles faced by councils in making effective use of IoT-driven technology. Almost four out of 10 of respondents, at 38%, voted security concerns as the main challenge, while more than a third, at 35% cited perceived cost of implementations as the reason for not deploying the technology.

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(Government Computing, 27/06/2019)

Global IoT spending to hit $1 trillion by 2023

According to the latest IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things (IoT) Spending Guide, the global spending on the IoT will surpass the $1 trillion (£790bn) mark in 2022 and will reach $1.1 trillion (£869b) in 2023, at a CAGR of 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. “Spending on IoT deployments continues with good momentum and is expected to be $726b (£573b) worldwide this year. While organisations are investing in hardware, software, and services to support their IoT initiatives, their next challenge is finding solutions that help them to manage, process, and analyse the data being generated from all these connected things.”

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(IoT Tech News, 14/06/2019)

Industry Events

IFSEC 2019 came and went in a flash!

The Eligo team were visiting once again at what proved to be yet another successful event, meeting lots of great industry talent, networking, and experiencing the market’s current strengths. We are delighted to get such positive feedback from manufacturers who are seeing a number of projects become live and more opportunities for them to get their product specified. The distributors and installers have echoed this positive message, confirming that their order books are healthy and their diaries are busy.

Meet us at Security Twenty 19 North in Manchester!

On the topic of local events, the Eligo tour bus is not ready for a rest just yet – next week we travel up North to the next ST19 event!  Set in the central location of the Principal Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday, 2 July 2019, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting edge security products and services.  The conference will be chaired by ST regular Mike White. At the Charity Fundraising Dinner the night before we will be raising funds for Make A Wish Foundation who create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Are you attending too? Let us know so we can meet up!

Read more & register for free here

(Professional Security Magazine)

Lux Awards 2019 - entry deadline is approaching!

The Lux Awards are designed to celebrate and reward both creativity and sustainability, recognising clients and end-users that have used lighting in exceptional ways to improve their lit environment, whilst reducing energy and achieving business objectives in the process. To reap the huge benefits of entering, getting shortlisted and – hopefully – taking home a Lux trophy, you’ll need to move fast as the entry deadline is Friday 5 July 2019.

Click HERE to enter

(Lux Review, 13/06/2019)

Brokerage Event @ IoTSWC 2019

Organised by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the IIC (Industrial Internet Consortium), IoTSWC is an international flagship event in the field of innovations in the industrial internet of things and the only one that combines a trade exhibition, a congress, testbeds and high-level professional networking. In its next edition, it expects to bring together 400 exhibiting companies and more than 400 speakers from all over the world, as well as surpassing the figure of 16,000 attendees in 2018. In 2019, providers of IoT, artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions, technological centres, universities and startups, as well as industrial companies will all have the chance to find international business, commercial and technological partners at the Brokerage Event to be held at IoTSWC (IoT Solutions World Congress) from 29th to 31st October. This networking activity plans to schedule 800 bilateral interviews over three days involving more than 350 companies from over 35 countries.

Read more here.

(IoT Now, 27/06/2019)

Eligo Blog of the Month

#CameraDay2019 - Cameras and Modern Society

The Surveillance Camera industry is worth £2.5bn a year, and the UK is the most surveyed country in Europe with an estimated 4.25 million CCTV cameras. With such mass use of video surveillance, new technologies are now offering powerful crime-fighting capabilities but also generating privacy concerns among civil liberty groups. This means there is a pressing need for a nationwide conversation about how camera technology is evolving, especially around automatic face recognition, AI and how surveillance cameras are used in practice.  Thursday the 20th of June was marked the world’s first National Surveillance Camera Day, designed to raise awareness about surveillance cameras and instigate the debate around their use in society.

Read more here.




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