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Bosch Smart Home expands compatibility

Smart Home Controller II becomes a Matter Bridge

  • Bosch Smart Home Controller II now functions as a Matter Bridge. Bosch Smart Home devices enabled to be connected to the Matter world.
  • Matter creates greater compatibility and offers flexible control for cross-manufacturer smart home systems.

Frank Bauderer


Stuttgart – Bosch Smart Home is releasing a pioneering update for the Bosch Smart Home Controller II, thus setting the course for the new Matter communication standard. This update enables Bosch Smart Home devices* to be seamlessly integrated into a universal, cross-brand smart home network. The standard developed by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) offers compatibility with devices from various manufacturers, thus supporting an individually customised smart home setup.

Advantages of Matter: Seamless integration and expanded compatibility

In the context of CSA, hundreds of companies are working together to promote the development of a common wireless protocol with Matter as a standard. This simplifies the interoperability of smart home devices from different manufacturers and the standardisation of set-up and update processes. A significant advantage of Matter as a universal language lies in local communication between devices and hubs, which communicate without requiring detours via the internet or cloud services. Direct, encrypted communication accelerates response times and enhances data security.

Bosch Smart Home Controller II – the bridge to Matter

The Smart Home Controller II is the first device from Bosch to support the pioneering communication standard for smart home devices. As the central interface to Matter, Bosch’s controller is designed to integrate both existing and future Bosch Smart Home products into a comprehensive, manufacturer-independent network. This facilitates communication, supported by the Matter standard, between Bosch Smart Home devices and the Matter network. This maximises interoperability and control via the Matter network.

The update of the Smart Home Controller II to a Matter Bridge paves the way for an open, future-proof smart home system. It offers the freedom to network and control devices from various manufacturers, thus contributing to greater comfort and convenience in one’s own four walls.

* The following Bosch Smart Home products can be controlled in the Matter world via the bridge:

  • Radiator Thermostat / Radiator Thermostat II
  • Relay
  • Door/window contact / Door/window contact II (Plus)
  • Room Thermostat / Room Thermostat II
  • Room Thermostat Underfloor Heating / Room Thermostat II 230V
  • Smart Plug / Plug Compact
  • Motion Detector
  • Dimmer

The update will be rolled out gradually until 9 June 2024 and is available via the Bosch Smart Home app.

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Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH
Frank Bauderer

Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH was incorporated as a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Headquartered in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, the company offers complete, intelligent consumer solutions for networked homes.

Bosch Smart Home simplifies home life by controlling routine tasks in the background. It offers greater comfort, security and energy efficiency.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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