Siemens, Telefonica team on smart building systems

Siemens, Telefonica team on smart building systems

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By Nick Flaherty

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Telefónica Tech have signed a deal to provide end-to-end infrastructure from the data centre to the sensor node for smart buildings in Spain.

The agreement enables both companies to present a joint offering with physical security, monitoring and operational and energy efficiency, as well as user experience and the digitalization of services across a connected network. They will also offer an infrastructure for data collection and analysis.

Siemens and Telefónica Tech will offer comprehensive solutions which protect buildings from fires, and monitor entry points and potential intrusions with closed-circuit television (CCTV), including the possibility of video analysis using machine learning. It will also allow other joint solutions related to optimization such as smart lighting, environmental monitoring, predictive maintenance, de-escalation monitoring, smart parking, occupancy and capacity management, including audio-visual and space reservation solutions.

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“The potential of uniting two portfolios with a clear focus on achieving communication, security and energy efficiency creates major opportunities for improving buildings and preparing them for the future,” said Fernando Silva, Director of Siemens Smart Infrastructure for Spain and Portugal. “We are combining Telefónica’s expertise in communications with Siemens’ expertise in smart electric networks and building automation, to enable us to implement a comprehensive solution for the buildings of any private or public body.”

“This agreement with Siemens demonstrates Telefónica Tech’s potential as an integrator of solutions based on connectivity (in this agreement we offer our specialist knowledge in connectivity, physical security, IoT and Big Data) and provider of digital transformation for companies in their plans to become more sustainable organizations. Together we will make smart buildings even more advanced in order to promote, at the same time, energy efficiency and contribute to improving people’s lives,” said Elena Gil, Global Director of IoT and Big Data Products and Business Operations at Telefónica Tech.  

Telefónica Tech offers specific solutions for smart cities that use IoT, Big Data, blockchain and other technologies to capture fundamental information for protecting the environment and detecting anomalies, for example in water consumption, street lighting and HVAC systems.; 

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