Effective March 1, 2018, the Bosch Security Systems division will be known as Bosch Building Technologies.
The company says that in the system integration business, Bosch Security Services already offers more than security, safety and communication technology solutions.
“We want the scope of our portfolio to be reflected better in our name as well,” said Gert van Iperen, president, Bosch Security Systems division.
The division comprises two organizationally discrete units, the global product business and the regional system integration services business, which operates in eight countries.
In these eight countries, the system integration unit provides integrated solutions for commercial buildings. Depending on the region, the company says, the portfolio includes building security, energy services and building automation.
Meanwhile, 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, all under the Bosch brand. Its portfolio is rounded off with professional audio and conference systems for the transmission of voice, sound and music. The company says the products are distributed exclusively to system integrators or through wholesale dealers.
Additionally, Bosch is creating a new Security business unit. In its product business, Bosch Security Systems will merge its video systems, intrusion detection and access control and management software business units to form a single business unit, known as Security.
“In combining these three business units, our aim is to ensure we can meet our customers’ needs even better in the future. 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,” added van Iperen.
This step will not affect the names of the division’s legal entities.