This product business was transferred to the prominent US security company Vanderbilt Effective from 1st June 2015, the global Siemens Building Technologies Division has completed the sale of its Security Products business. This product business, which offers hardware for intrusion detection, access control and video surveillance, was transferred to the prominent US security company Vanderbilt. All affected employees have transferred to Vanderbilt, which will remain an important product supplier to Building Technologies over the long term. This successfully concludes Building Technologies' divestment of its Security Products business. Building Technologies is continuing to focus its efforts on working with customers to enhance security operations, manage risk and maintain business continuity. Siemens integrated security solutions reduce loss and improve safety across multiple market sectors including critical national infrastructure, utilities, transportation, commercial, financial, industrial and public space. "We will continue to offer our own security products from our broad Siveillance portfolio as well as the security element for our command and control platform Desigo CC," explained René Jungbluth, global head of the solutions business at Building Technologies. "Security solutions are a fundamental pillar of our offering. By focusing on our state-of-the-art software-based security solutions, we are expanding our traditional strengths in the solutions business. We remain a strong and reliable technology partner for our extensive customer base."
The software’s technology is based on Danish IP video management specialist Milestone Systems With Siveillance™ VMS (Video Management Software), Siemens has introduced a video management solution that enhances the company's existing security portfolio. The strategic partner for this software is Danish IP video management specialist Milestone Systems, on whose technology Siveillance™ VMS is based. Siveillance comprises software-based security platforms and modules that are used in critical infrastructures and by enterprise customers. Another application for the video technology is the Desigo CC management platform for building and security technology. Here, too, Siemens and Milestone Systems are working closely to provide video functionalities in Desigo CC. Siemens offers Siveillance VMS in three versions: VMS 100 supports up to 128 cameras and is suitable for small and medium-sized facilities. VMS 200 meets the demands of centrally managed systems with the high scalability requirements typical of major industrial facilities. VMS 300 is used in systems that are distributed over multiple locations. It centrally manages user and system data. VMS 300 has a redundant design and is therefore available during network interruptions. It is suitable for critical infrastructures such as airports. Long-term strategic partnership with Milestone Siemens' OEM partner Milestone specialises in open, IP-based video management software. Its flexible technologies have been proven in thousands of installations worldwide. "We are pleased to have won a leading provider of IP video management software like Milestone as our strategic partner and technology supplier," says René Jungbluth, who heads the solutions business at Siemens Building Technologies. "Siemens is a key player in the security industry, and VMS is a vital module in our Siveillance portfolio. It helps further focus and expand our enterprise security solutions business. Because the video technology can also be integrated into the Desigo CC building management platform, the software is an outstanding addition to our Total Building Solutions portfolio as well." "The worldwide strategic partnership with Siemens is very important to us. It is not only proof of how important open platforms are, but also represents a benchmark in our long-standing business relationship," says Lars Thinggaard, president and CEO of Milestone.