Bosch sets up smart home company
Bosch has set up a new company to provide products for the smart home. Launching on January 1, 2016 the newly founded subsidiary Robert Bosch Smart Home will bring together the company’s smart-home activities, including related software and sensor-system knowledge.
The new company will offer many products and services for connected homes from a single source: for example a new product that can report break-ins and help control the heating to save energy.
From January 2016, customers will be able to order the first Bosch products in this field online. 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, January 6-9, 2016) in Las Vegas.
Bosch’s smart-home solutions are aimed at a giant market: according to market experts, by 2020 alone some 230 million homes worldwide – almost 15% of all households – will feature smart-home technologies.
"Setting up the Bosch smart-home subsidiary is an important strategic step toward pooling and expanding on our range of solutions for the smart home. Smart homes facilitate new services that make their occupants’ lives easier, and they offer major business potential," said Dr. Stefan Hartung, the member of the board of management of Robert Bosch responsible for the Energy and Building Technology business sector.