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Telefónica and Siemens Partnering on Smart Buildings

MADRID — Telefónica Tech and Siemens España are working together to bring products and services for smart buildings to the Spanish market.

Telefónica Tech and Siemens España will 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 digitalization of services, where connectivity plays a leading role, according to the companies in May. 

They will also offer an infrastructure that facilitates data collection and analysis to turn data into “useful information for making better decisions.”

Telefónica Tech is Telefónica’s holding company for digital businesses with high growth potential, and Siemens España is a market leader for smart buildings.

The partners plan on using their respective experience and knowledge to offer several joint solutions for building optimization: such as smart lighting; environmental monitoring; predictive maintenance; de-escalation monitoring; smart parking; and occupancy and capacity management, including audiovisual and space reservation solutions. 

Buildings in an office park surround a courtyard. Courtesy Adobe.

Buildings in an office park surround a courtyard. Courtesy Adobe.

“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 smart infrastructure for Spain and Portugal, Siemens. 

Telefónica Tech and Siemens España will also offer solutions that protect buildings from fires and monitor entry points and potential intrusions with closed-circuit television (CCTV), with the possibility of video analysis.

“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, Telefónica Tech.

“This agreement with Siemens demonstrates Telefónica Tech’s potential as an integrator of solutions based on connectivity and provider of digital transformation for companies in their plans to become more sustainable organizations.”

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