2N, the global market pioneer in internet-enabled intercoms and access control systems, has added enhanced functionality to its flagship intercom, the 2N® IP Style, in response to emerging trends in the use of residential and office buildings.
The relevant trends, which have been identified by experts including McKinsey, CBRE, and PwC, are:
Residential buildings: the acceleration of e-commerce
McKinsey argues that, in the US, 10 years of e-commerce adoption was compressed into three months at the start of the pandemic. This was not, of course, just a US phenomenon, and it has led to more and more apartment buildings setting aside package rooms where deliveries can be left when residents are not at home.
Office buildings: companies operating less centralised working models
CBRE’s EMEA Occupier Survey 2021, published in August last year, concluded that “most companies, and nearly 80% of larger ones, are already leaning towards…