Siemens Building Technologies News

Further acquisitions in the pipeline for parent company ACRE

One of the biggest recent security divestitures in the news was the sale of Mercury Security to HID Global, which occurred around a year ago. The seller in that transaction was ACRE (Access Control Related Enterprises), also the parent company of Vanderbilt and ComNet. We recently spoke to founder and CEO Joe Grillo, a 30-year industry veteran, about the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, ACRE’s future, and new opportunities opened up by the Mercury sale. Q: What’s new wit...

Hannover Messe 2019 to focus on industrial production through technology integration

Smart sensors, intelligent drives, modular production, automated logistics systems and holistic solutions for intelligent manufacturing – Hannover Messe has it all. The world’s premier trade fair for industrial technology will open its gates under the motto ‘Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence’. The motto reflects the organiser’s desire to show how the close integration of automation, power transmission and fluid power and software and IT can superc...

Genetec appoints Normen Wollmann as Country Manager for DACH region

Genetec Inc., global technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has announced that Mr. Normen Wollmann will join the company as Country Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH region), effective October 1st, 2018. Before joining Genetec, Normen served as chief executive officer (CEO) at ela-soft GmbH, a Berlin-based developer of security, building and communication systems. He has also held senior sales positions at Siemens...

Siemens installs Desigo building automation integrated solution at DB Schenker

International logistics giant DB Schenker has set benchmarks with its new headquarters in Essen. On 30,000 m² of floor space, the new building offers not only ideal working conditions, but it also features an impressive holistic building, safety and security technology concept from Siemens. All disciplines – room automation, access control, fire and intrusion detection, and video surveillance – are integrated in one central building management platform. Architecturally speaking...

Siemens drives digital transformation in buildings with the acquisition of Enlighted

Siemens Building Technologies Division is acquiring Enlighted Inc., a provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) systems in buildings, headquartered in the Silicon Valley. The company is a successful player in the smart building industry, bringing an advanced digital sensory system to market. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens...

Euralarm announces speaker line-up at Euralarm Symposium 2018

In the course of five years, the Euralarm Symposium has established itself as the most important event on significant market developments of innovative, legislative, regulatory and standardisation nature, impacting one of the most successful Industries in Europe: electronic security and fire safety. The speakers at the Euralarm Symposium 2018 have now been announced, with only a few additions still to be confirmed. The event will take place in Bucharest, Romania, on June 4th. Fire and security...

Matrox collaborates with Siemens to deliver IP-based rail signalling simulator for enhanced training

Siemens Rail Automation is a supplier of signalling systems to the rail industry worldwide. The signalling system is fundamental to the safety of a rail network as it maintains safe separation and prevents collisions. Signallers rely on the safety critical signalling features to ensure safe operation in both normal and degraded conditions. Thorough initial training and regular refresher courses in a realistic environment is essential to maintaining the signallers’ competency and knowledge...

Siemens joins BIM alliance buildingSMART International (bSI)

In March 2018, the Siemens Building Technologies Division joined buildingSMART International (bSI) as a member of the Strategic Advisory Council and several National Chapters. Siemens is the first building technology vendor to become part of this international not-for-profit organisation. buildingSMART International bSI is the creator of the ‘openBIM’ data format which defines open, vendor-neutral international standards for BIM (Building Information Modelling). These standards are...

Invixium unveils IXM TITAN biometric access control solution at ISC West 2018

Invixium, a provider of next-generation biometric products for enterprise access control, time and attendance and smart home markets, unveiled its innovative IXM TITAN multimodal, multifactor, multipurpose biometric solution at ISC West 2018 (booth #6109). The company is also highlighting its growing family of access control integration and technology partners that continue to contribute to the development of superior solutions and integration capabilities.  Combining biometrics and surve...

Siemens and partners sign joint charter on enhanced cybersecurity at Munich Security Conference 2018

At the Munich Security Conference in February 2018, Siemens and eight partners from the industry signed the first joint charter for greater cybersecurity. Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalisation. In addition to Siemens and the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the companies Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, NXP, SGS and Deutsche Telekom are signing the Charter. The initiative is furth...

Siemens provides safe cycle parking facilities for Dutch railway

Siemens is working with NS Stations, the operator of railway stations in the Netherlands, to improve cycle parking at 47 Dutch railway stations by implementing a user-friendly and secure self-service cycle parking solution. The unmanned bike parking facilities will be available for parking privately owned as well as rental bikes. In addition to modernising and equipping the parking stations, Siemens will provide 24/7 system monitoring to ensure system availability as well as predictive maintena...

Siemens secures New York’s LaGuardia Airport with intelligent infrastructure solution

A major redevelopment and construction project is designed to completely modernise New York’s LaGuardia Airport into a world-class transportation hub that will better serve the tens of millions of passengers that use the airport each year. Siemens Building Technologies is working with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture, the design-build contractor for the redevelopment of Central Terminal B, to deploy an intelligent infrastructure solution that includes an integrated building automation and fire...