Effective as of 1 March 2018, the Bosch Security Systems division will be known as Bosch Building Technologies. In the system integration business, Bosch Security Systems already offers its customers more than security, safety and communication technology solutions. “We want the scope of our portfolio to be reflected better in our name as well,” explained Gert van Iperen, president of the Bosch Security Systems division.
The Security Systems division comprises two organisationally discrete units, namely the global product business and the regional system integration services business, which operate in eight countries. In these 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 – from a single source.
The product business – to be known in the future 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, and all under the Bosch brand.
The portfolio is rounded off by professional audio and conference systems for the transmission of voice, sound and music. The products are distributed exclusively to system integrators or through wholesale dealers.
Bosch is quick to point out that this change will not affect the names of the division’s legal entities.
Integrated solutions from a single source
In its product business, Bosch Security Systems will merge its video systems and intrusion detection operations, as well as its access control and management software business units, to form a single business unit known as Security. In making this move, Bosch is responding to the growing demand for sector-specific integrated security solutions.
“In combining these three business units, our aim is to ensure that we can meet our customers’ needs even better in the future,” explained 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 focus more attention on connectivity, integrated solutions and services. At the same time, this move will strengthen our competitiveness.”