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Siemens acquires smart buildings leader

Sensors can be installed in every light fixture and can collect data 65 times per second to detect environmental and occupancy changes

The platform's smart sensors securely stream data to the cloud
The platform's smart sensors securely stream data to the cloud

Siemens Building Technologies Division has announced it is to purchase the Silicon Valley-based smart Internet of Things (IoT) systems buildings provider, Enlighted, for an undisclosed sum. The companies aim to accelerate innovation and market adoption of smart building technologies on an international scale.


Enlighted has developed an advanced digital sensory system that consists of multi-function sensors, distributed computing, its own network, and software applications. The platform, reportedly, enables reduced energy use, improved space utilisation, better environmental management and greater asset utilisation.


“Enlighted has a strong footprint in revolutionising building intelligence by developing a multi-sensor-based IoT platform, using the power of data,” said Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens building technologies.


“With this move we are demonstrating our commitment to drive digitalisation in the smart building industry.”


The platform enables sensors to be installed in every light fixture with the ability to collect data 65 times per second to detect environmental and occupancy changes and react to lighting and heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) needs in real-time. It also claims its smart lighting control application can lower lighting costs of a building by up to 85 per cent when combined with advanced LED fixtures.


In addition, the platform is able to locate people and assets within a building and analyse the occupancy of floors and rooms.


Siemens believes the interaction between buildings and humans is crucial to increase productivity, energy efficiency and comfort in a building. From its inception, Enlighted has been focused on understanding how buildings can be made more efficient and the people who work in them more productive. Its sensory smart IoT platform sets out to be a core element of revolutionising building intelligence by enhancing the dialogue between humans and buildings.


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