Facilities Management Middle East

Siemens acquires Wattsense to boost IoT systems for small and medium buildings

Wattsense allows customers to connect a wide range of devices and make them IoT-enabled


IOT Siemens Smart Infrastruc­ture has completed the acquisitio­n of French startup Wattsense, a hardware and software company which offers an innovative, plug-and-play IoT management system for small and mid-size buildings, expanding Siemens’ building products portfolio. Wattsense was started in 2017 and is headquarte­red in Dardilly, near Lyon, France.

Wattsense optimises the technical management of small and mid-size buildings with a leading IoT solution that combines simplicity and interopera­bility. It enables the adoption of energy management practices in facilities with little or no building management system technology, meeting the needs of building profession­als seeking efficiency and

sustainabi­lity. Lowering entry barriers while keeping capital expenditur­es low, Wattsense allows customers to connect a wide range of devices and make them IoTenabled. Multi-protocol devices can be onboarded easily before being connected to the cloud and operated in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

It makes the benefits of a cloudbased IoT management system for buildings accessible to a wider range of real estate types, including schools, offices, warehouses and retail. “Together with Wattsense we will accelerate the adoption of IoT systems in a wider range of buildings, bringing the sustainabi­lity, comfort and cost benefits to more people and businesses,” said Henning Sandfort, CEO of Building Products at Siemens Smart Infrastruc­ture.

“The SaaS business model and innovative technology stack of Wattsense perfectly complement our growing digital portfolio for our customers. We are excited to welcome the talented Wattsense team on board.” Siemens Smart Infrastruc­ture is a pioneer in infrastruc­ture digitalisa­tion with more than 2.3 million devices connected to its cloud platform.

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