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In the partnership, Siemens and Telefónica Tech will include technology to support companies in achieving their sustainability goals through solutions for optimizing resources and reducing environmental impact.

Siemens, Telefónica Tech partner on smart buildings in Spain

May 21, 2021
The companies will jointly offer a technology portfolio for smart buildings, encompassing everything from energy efficiency and user experience to connectivity, security and data analysis.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Spain and Telefónica Tech, Telefónica’s holding company for digital businesses engaging with IoT, big data, blockchain, cybersecurity and cloud technologies, announced the companies will be offering the Spanish market their services and solutions for smart buildings in one package.

The new 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. The firms say they will also offer an infrastructure which facilitates data collection and analysis, to turn data into valuable information for better decision-making.

Per a press announcement:

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 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.

In the partnership, Siemens and Telefónica Tech will include technology to support companies in achieving their sustainability goals through solutions for optimizing resources and reducing environmental impact. As cited by the companies, buildings are responsible for around 40 percent of primary energy use globally, and organizations are now more conscious than ever of the importance of sustainability and the economic benefits it brings. Siemens and Telefónica Tech say 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."

Telefónica Tech notes it 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, for example in water consumption, street lighting and HVAC systems.

“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," concludes Elena Gil, Global Director of IoT and Big Data Products and Business Operations at Telefónica Tech.

For more information, visit www.siemens.com/smart-infrastructure.

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