The Spanish subsidiary of German firm Siemens and Telefónica Tech, Telefónica’s holding company for digital businesses with high growth potential, will be offering the Spanish market their services and solutions for smart buildings in one package.
This collaboration agreement will enable both companies to make a joint offering that includes solutions for increasing physical security, monitoring and operational and energy efficiency, as well as user experience and the digitalization of services.
The partners say they will also offer an infrastructure that facilitates data collection and analysis in order to turn data into useful information for making better decisions.
The partnership will enable Siemens and Telefónica to include other joint solutions such as smart lighting, environmental monitoring, predictive maintenance, de-escalation monitoring, smart parking, occupancy and capacity management. Additionally, Siemens and Telefónica Tech say they 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 analyzing these videos, among other things.
The two firms highlighted that 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 centers or industrial facilities.
“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 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 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,” said Elena Gil, global director of IoT and big data products and business operations at Telefónica Tech.