Building X expands fire safety offering

Zug, Switzerland

Siemens launches Building X Fire Apps including the web-based Fire Manager, as well as the mobile-based Fire Connect. Image courtesy of Siemens

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is expanding its fire safety offering on Building X through newly launched applications and an application programming interface (API) to increase transparency, decrease response time in case of incidents, and enhance maintenance processes for service providers.

Building X is a digital building platform that supports customers to digitalise, manage, and optimise their building operations. This leads to an enhanced user experience, increased performance, and improved sustainability. It is part of Siemens Xcelerator, an open digital business platform that enables customers to accelerate their digital transformation easier, faster and at scale.

The Building X Fire Apps include the web-based Fire Manager, as well as the mobile-based Fire Connect. Additionally, customers are now able to feed live data from the connected fire safety system into their own applications via the Fire API. All three offerings are part of a new licensing model. This paves the way for increased customer flexibility by letting them choose which data and app bundle suits their specific needs.

The Fire Apps and API are designed to digitalise the customer workflow for fire safety operation and maintenance. This saves time and resources while improving safety and minimizing the disturbance of building users. It enables service providers to monitor all sites at any time remotely and connect directly to the fire panel. The live status on product maintenance, incidents or alarms can be reviewed easily via the apps’ dashboard, email or mobile push notifications. This transparency allows for maintenance activities to be planned, carried out and documented efficiently. The enhanced solutions not only drive digital transformation, but also yield sustainability benefits. By offering maintenance options and a fire system status remotely, it is possible to save CO2 emissions related to yearly site visits.

"We are excited to enhance the Building X portfolio with Fire Apps and Fire API while ensuring compatibility and cross-functionality with other smart building applications on the platform. This not only allows for a seamless and holistic solution for smart buildings, but also builds the basis for future cross-domain use cases. Additionally, it enables our service providers to offer optimised services to their customers while using available experts more efficiently. And ultimately, it pays off in terms of sustainability," said Peter Nebiker, Vice President and Head of Fire Safety at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.


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