Siemens partners with Telefonica on smart buildings in Spain

Zug, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain

Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Spain and Telefónica Tech, Telefónica’s holding company for digital businesses with high growth potential in IoT, big data, blockchain, cyber security 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, including solutions for increasing physical security, monitoring and operational and energy efficiency, as well as user experience and the digitalization of services where connectivity plays a leading role. They will also offer an infrastructure which facilitates data collection and analysis, to turn data into valuable information for better decision-making.

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. 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, including audio-visual and space reservation solutions.

Impact on sustainability

Siemens and Telefónica Tech will create a complete portfolio for buildings, which will include technology to support companies in achieving their sustainability goals through solutions for optimising resources and reducing environmental impact. Buildings are responsible for around 40 percent of primary energy use globally, and companies are now more conscious than ever of the importance of sustainability and the economic benefits it brings. Siemens and Telefónica Tech are confident of the competitive advantages their collaboration will bring to clients.

“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,” says 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 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.


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