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Siemens’ Building X expands fire safety offering

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 can now 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. Siemens Smart Infrastructure says this ‘paves the way for increased customer flexibility by letting customers choose which data and app bundle suits their specific needs’.

The company added: “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 minimising disturbance to 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.”

Peter Nebiker, Vice-President and head of Fire Safety at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, said: “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-e providers to offer optimised services to their customers while using available experts more efficiently. And, ultimately, it pays off in terms of sustainability.”


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