Bosch Security Systems to re-brand as Bosch Building Technologies as of 1 March 2018

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.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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