Bosch Merges Video, Intrusion and Access Businesses

By: John Honovich, Published on Feb 19, 2018

Bosch is merging their "video systems, intrusion detection, as well as its access control and management software business units to form a single business unit, known as Security". This was announced as a detail of a recent renaming of "Bosch Security Systems" to "Bosch Building Technologies."

The merger is likely to have a bigger impact than the renaming. We spoke with Bosch Security's management about what they expect from the merger, what they are prioritizing in video surveillance and how this compares to their system integration business.

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Background / ******** ************ ** *****

***** ********* **** ************, while *** *****, *********, *** access ***** **** **** of * ****** *******, they ******** ********** ************* with ******** **********, ********* and **** ********* ******** making ***** ******* *** technology *********. ***** **** allowed **** **** ** optimize *** ***** *** areas, ** ********* ************* to ******** ****** *** lines. ******** ***** **** ******* technology ********* *** ******** development ****** *** *****. This ******** ** ************ as **** ** *********** in *********** ******** ****** lines.

Focus ** "******-********, ********** ******** *********"

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Downside ** ******* - ************* ******* *** ***** 

** ******* *** ******** of ******* **** ** less ***** ** ******** for ******* ******* *** niche ******** **** ***** not *** ** **** into '******-********' *********. ** least, ** *** ***** side, ** *** **** continuing * ***** ** Bosch ********* ******* ** lower ****, **** ****** products *** **** ** core ******-*** *******.

VMS - ***** ******* ** ********

**** ************* **** '*********', the **** ** ***** them ************ ***** *** VMS. ***** ***** *** their *** ***(**), ***** management *** ***** **** they *** *** ******** to ******** *** ******** or ***** ** ***** own *****, *********** **** 3rd ***** ******* ***** **** used *** *** ***** majority ** ***** ******* and **** **** **** continue. **** *** **** that ** ******* *******, Bosch's *** *** ******, but **, *.*., ***** America, ***** *** ***** VMS ******** **** **** stronger *** ***** ******** to ** **** ***.

Cameras - ***** ** ************* *** *********

** *** ****** ****, Bosch ***** ************* *** analytics ** *** **** 2 *************** **** *** to ******. ***** **** do **** ***** ****** to **** ******* *** their**** *************, **** ********* ***** ******* ** a ***-********* *** ****** competitiveness *** ********** *** other * ***** ** differentiators. ***** ******* **** not *** *** ******* vulnerabilities ** ***, * positive *** ****. ****, they **** **** *********** *** are ************** (************ **** ********* Video **********) **** *******

**** **********, *** ***** generation ** ***** / Sony **-******** / ********* cameras *** ******** ** a ****.

Integration ***** ********

***** **** **** ***** integration ********** ** * countries (*******, ***********, *******, Holland, *****, *****, *********, and *** *** -********) **** ****** ********** independently ***. ** ***** in *** ***, ***** we *** **** ********, in *** * ***** since ***** ******** ******** we **** *** ***** reports ** ******** ***** favored ** *****. *** merger ** *** ******* businesses *** ** ****** on *** *********** ****.

 

Comments (7)

**** ***** *** *********** on *** **** ******* to ******** ***** ***** teams ** ***** *******? Do **** ***** **** manufacturers ************** *****? **** they ***** **** ****?

**** **** ***** ******** into ****?  ** ******, they *** **** **** Siemens.

* ******** ***** **** merging ******** **** ****. Let's ***** ***** **** they **** **** *** not, ** **** **** not **** **** *****. 

******** ** *** * big ******* ******* (~$*** million), ********** *******, *** mostly ******* ** ********. It's ****** *** *** enough ** * ******* to ** ***** ******* with *** ******** ********.

** *** ***** ****, if ***** ****** ******* a ********** *** ****** up ***********, **** **** would ** * **** to ** ** *********** changes.

**** ******** ***** * lot ** ***** *** is * **** **** for ***** *** *********** in *******.  ** ** not ********* ********* ***** and *** ******** ** do ** ** *** serious ******* *** * see **** ** * postive ****.  **** ** had *** ***** *** out **** ***** *** knowledge ***** ** *** surveillance ******* ****** ******* and *** **** **** limited ** ****** ** the ******* ***** *********.  There *** ******** ********* in **** ****.

*'* * *** **** concerned **** * *** limited ******* **** ** the ********* ************* *** push ** **** **********, monitors, *** **** ***** the ******** ****.

*'* **** ********** ** see **** ******* **** Sony *** *****.  ***** position ** *** ******* communicated ** *** ***************.

* ** ***** ** hear **** *** *** not **** * **** experience **** ******* **** a ***** **************.  ** are ******* *** ***** team ******* *** ** you ***** *******, ** takes **** ** *** new ***** ** ** speed ** *** ** are ********.  * ***** be ***** ** **** one ** *** ***** Engineers ***** *** ** set ** ** **-***** review ** *** *** solutions.  ****** ***** *** to ** ** **.********@**.*****.*** and * **** **** sure *** *** ***** care **. 

**** * ********** ***********, this ** *** ****.  They **** *** **** capability *** *****. **** have *** **** * good *** ** *********.  I ***** **** ************ is **** ** * relaunch **** ******** ****.  I **** **** ** say ****** **** * saw ** ***** ***, I *** **** *** merger ** ************.  *** issue *** ** *** expensive.  **** ******* * premium *** *** ***********.

**** * ********** ***********, this ** *** ****. They **** *** **** capability *** *****

**** * ******** ***********, the ********* **** *** separately. ***, **** **** be *** ** ***.

*********, ***** *** ******* (at ***** ****) *********** of ***** ******** ******** for *****. *****'* ********** is **** ******* *** divisions **** ******** ****.

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