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Making the Connection Between Smart Buildings and Physical Security Solutions

Coming from a long background in the physical security space, I have found it remarkable to learn that residing in every commercial building alongside the video management system is an adjacent building management system (BMS). Even more amazing is the majority of these systems are installed, serviced and managed by different companies, departments and people.…

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Proptech Advisory Board speaker series
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SIA Proptech Advisory Board Speaker Series with Greystar’s Dr. Cris Kimbrough

In the first of a regular series of interview with commercial real estate leaders, SIA Proptech Advisory Board member Jen Macías DeMeyer, vice president of growth for Homebase, interviews Cris Kimbrough, Ph.D., the senior director for smart building technology at commercial real estate firm Greystar. Want to understand how commercial real estate end users think…

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data concept
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The Added Value of Security Data for Proptech

According to Snowflake Inc., a data warehouse usually consists of data sources from operational and transactional systems. But wait, doesn’t that describe an access control system? And if so, why is it taking companies so long to consider security systems as one of the fundamental data sources for any data warehousing solution?  I mean, the data has always been there – right? There are in fact…

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