From March 1 2018, the Bosch Security Systems division will be branded as Bosch Building Technologies. In the system integration market, Bosch Security Systems already offers customers more than security, safety and communication technology solutions, and Gert van Iperen, president of the Bosch Security Systems division, stated, ‘We want the scope of our portfolio to be reflected better in our name as well.’
The division comprises two organisationally discrete units: the global product business and the regional system integration services business which operates in eight countries.
The system integration unit provides integrated solutions for commercial buildings. Depending on the region, the portfolio includes building security, energy services and building automation. For customers this means planning, installation and operation of these solutions, as well as additional services, is possible from a single source.
The product-based business, to be known as Bosch Security and Safety Systems, will continue to operate as a global supplier of video, intrusion, fire-alarm and voice-alarm systems, as well as of access control systems and management software, all under the Bosch brand. Its portfolio will also include professional audio and conference systems for the transmission of voice, sound and music.
In its product business, Bosch Security Systems will merge its video systems, intrusion detection, access control and management software business units to form a single business unit, known as Security. The move is in response to the growing demand for sector-specific integrated security solutions.
‘In combining these three business units, our aim is to ensure we can meet our customers’ needs even better in the future,’ stated van Iperen. ‘In the years ahead, we want to actively shape the process of transformation brought about by the internet of things, as well as to focus more on connectivity, integrated solutions and services. At the same time, this move will strengthen our competitiveness.’