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Siemens and Telefonica Bring Smart Buildings to Spanish Market

Siemens and Telefónica Tech will offer combined solutions for smart buildings

  • Both companies will join to present a far-reaching value proposition that includes everything from energy efficiency and user experience to connectivity, security and data analysis at a national level.

Siemens España, a market leader in innovation and technology for smart buildings, and Telefónica Tech, Telefónica’s holding company for digital businesses with high growth potential in IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Cloud, will be offering the Spanish market their services and solutions for smart buildings in one package.

This collaboration agreement will enable both companies to present a joint value proposition that includes solutions for increasing physical security, monitoring and operational and energy efficiency, as well as user experience and the digitalisation of services, where connectivity plays a leading role. Similarly, they will offer an infrastructure that facilitates data collection and analysis in order to turn data into useful information for making better decisions.

The experience and knowledge of both companies will also enable them to include other joint solutions related to optimisation such as smart lighting, environmental monitoring, predictive maintenance, de-escalation monitoring, smart parking, occupancy and capacity management e.g. audiovisual and space reservation solutions. Additionally, Siemens and Telefónica Tech will offer comprehensive solutions that protect buildings from fires and monitor entry points and potential intrusions with closed-circuit television (CCTV), including the possibility of analysing these videos, among other things.

Impact on sustainability

Siemens and Telefónica Tech are thus making a complete portfolio for buildings where technology helps companies to achieve their sustainability goals through different solutions that help to optimise resources or reduce their environmental impact. Buildings are responsible for 36% of world energy consumption and 39% of greenhouse gas emissions during their life cycle. Companies are now more conscious than ever of the importance of sustainability and the economic benefits it brings and Siemens and Telefónica Tech are confident of the competitive advantages that their collaboration will bring to their clients.

Smart buildings interact with the people, systems and external elements surrounding them. They learn from past experiences and real-time inputs. They adapt to the needs of the people and the businesses within them by increasing comfort, efficiency, resilience and security.

For more than 170 years, Siemens has provided society with pioneering technology that has improved the infrastructure of cities to make them more sustainable. The combination of the communication, physical security and connectivity capabilities of Telefónica and Siemens solutions will be able to make all types of buildings smarter, from hospitals to corporate offices, as well as shopping centres or industrial facilities.

Telefónica Tech, on the other hand, offers specific solutions for Smart Cities that, through the implementation of IoT, Big Data and other technologies, enable it to obtain fundamental information for protecting the environment and detecting anomalies, e.g. in water consumption, street lighting and HVAC systems.

“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”, explains Fernando Silva, director of Siemens Smart Infrastructure for Spain and Portugal. He also comments that “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 organisations. 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”, explains Elena Gil, Global Director of IoT and Big Data Products and Business Operations at Telefónica Tech.

Source: Telefónica  media announcement

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