New Bosch Subsidiary to Focus on Smart Home Products and Services
Bosch is strengthening its business in solutions for the smart home. From 1 January 2016 the newly founded subsidiary, Robert Bosch Smart...
Bosch is strengthening its business in solutions for the smart home. From 1 January 2016 the newly founded subsidiary, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH, will bring together the company’s smart home activities, including related software and sensor-system expertise. The new company will offer products and services for connected homes from a single source, allowing it to fulfil tasks such as report break-ins and help control the heating to save energy.
Customers will be able to order the first Bosch smart home products online, from January 2016. These include the Bosch smart home controller, a smart thermostat and a contact for doors or windows. The premiere will take place at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES, Booth #71517 and #2302) in Las Vegas on 6-9 January 2016.
Bosch smart home system solutions mean that a single platform can connect the heating, lighting, smoke alarms, and appliances in a home. All these can then be operated simply by using a smartphone or tablet. The core of the system is the Bosch smart home controller, a central control unit that connects the components with each other and to the internet. In the future, users will be able to use the Bosch smart home app to combine the basic functions of unrelated devices. For example, the door and window contact solution reports whether a window is open. When this happens, the system can automatically turn down the heating in the relevant room, in line with the user’s preference settings.
Users can also check their smartphone anytime, anywhere to see whether doors and windows are open or closed. In future versions of the door and window contact solution, the system will sound the alarm if a window or door is broken open when the occupant is absent – meaning there will no longer be any need for a separate alarm system.
The first Bosch smart home products can be ordered from 1 January 2016 at www.bosch-smarthome.com.