Siemens makes lots of sense with new business unit

Siemens Building Technologies Division’s Fire Safety and Security business units recently merged to form a single business unit, Fire Safety and Security (FSS). It makes a lot of sense as security and fire solutions continue to merge and converge. And Siemens, with a great reputation in the marketplace for listening to the customer, delivering on its promises and moving forward at light speed with technologies and solutions, has also done well with its appointments in the new business unit. “The synergies that exist between the fire and security product and solution offerings, especially in the areas of Mass Notification and Siemens Intelligent Response, allow us to penetrate the market and offer customers the integrated solutions they are asking for,” said Bob Suermann, newly appointed Business Unit Head and former Fire Service and Solutions Segment Head. The FSS structure consists of two segments: The Lifecycle Solutions and Services (LCS) segment, which will be led by Thomas Beare, Sr. Director of Fire Safety Solutions and Services. The Enterprise Solutions and Services (ESS) segment will be led by Rob Hile, Senior Director of Security Service and Solutions. “All of this change translates into sustainable value for our customers through our market expertise, excellence in people, leadership in technology and voice of the customer,” said Hile. “We understand our customer’s needs and develop solutions that have the ability to grow and evolve with them.” – Deborah O’Mara, editor and chief, Security Dealer & Integrator magazine