FROM March 1, 2018, Bosch Security Systems division will be known as Bosch Building Technologies, with the Bosch video systems, intrusion detection and access control business units merged to form one security business unit for integrated solutions.

“We want the scope of our portfolio to be reflected better in our name as well,” Gert van Iperen, president of the Bosch Security Systems division, states in an announcement.

The global product business — to be known as Bosch Security and Safety Systems — will continue to operate as a global supplier of video surveillance, intrusion, fire-alarm and voice-alarm systems, as well as of access control systems and management software, all under the Bosch brand. Its portfolio will include 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.

“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. At the same time, this move will strengthen our competitiveness,” van Iperen says.