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Bosch Smart Home sounds the alarm outdoors

An intelligent outdoor siren complements the Smart Home alarm system

  • Double security: Serves as a deterrent before a potential burglary thanks to its visibility on the house wall and sends burglars fleeing with a loud and flashing alarm in the event of an attempted break-in.
  • Reliable alarm: Immediate notification on their smartphone enables occupants to summon help, even when they are not at home.
  • Flexible usage: Equipped with a high-quality glass solar panel, the alarm system can be mounted anywhere on the house wall and is quickly ready-to-use.
  • Simple addition: Also compatible with conventional wired alarm systems.
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Stuttgart – Just in time for the dark season, when break-ins are known to increase1, Bosch Smart Home is introducing its new smart outdoor siren that is complementing the existing alarm system, which has so far been operating primarily indoors. With the siren’s clearly visible and audible deterrent, the smart home is now secured from the outside with an effective and fully comprehensive burglary protection. Furthermore, the smart outdoor siren fits seamlessly into the Bosch Smart Home security portfolio and makes the smart home even safer.

Security through deterrence

According to the Initiative for Active Burglary Protection, 80 per cent of burglaries are acts of opportunity and occur in homes without visible or existing burglary protection. To prevent burglary, Bosch Smart Home already offers an effective presence simulation that makes the home unappealing to burglars. Visibly mounted on the house wall, the outdoor siren serves as an additional deterrent and discourages potential burglars from breaking in.

Reliable alarm – visible and audible

In homes that are not equipped with an alarm system, burglaries often remain undetected for a long time, especially when occupants are at work or on vacation. To avoid burglars from entering a home undisturbed, the Bosch Smart Home outdoor siren sounds an effective alarm and thus wards off uninvited guests at an early stage. If a motion detector or a door/window contact detects an attempted break-in whilst the alarm system is activated, the outdoor siren wails with a volume up to 100dB – which is comparable to the volume level in a discotheque – and flashes powerful red LEDs that are clearly visible from every angle. The alarm not only warns neighbours: residents who are away from home are being notified immediately by a push message in the Bosch Smart Home App. This enables them to assess the situation with the aid of live images transmitted by the Bosch Smart Home Cameras, and to alert the authorities immediately. The burglary can be prevented before major damage occurs or valuable items are stolen.

In addition, the outdoor siren protects itself against attempted sabotage. Thanks to its two-way tamper protection, residents of the smart home receive an immediate notification via the Bosch Smart Home App as soon as the outdoor siren is illegally removed from the wall. When the alarm system is activated, the attempted sabotage triggers the siren, too.

Flexible usage – also as an extension of a classic wired alarm system

The smart outdoor siren can be installed and integrated into the Bosch Smart Home system as easily as any other Bosch Smart Home device. As an alternative to the solar panel, it can also be supplied with 230 V alternating voltage or with a direct voltage between 5 and 28 V. In the event of a power failure the siren reliably sounds the alarm, thanks to the additionally integrated backup battery.

Furthermore, classic wired alarm systems can be enhanced and made smart with the Bosch Smart Home outdoor siren. For this purpose, the smart outdoor siren is equipped with additional cable ports (alarm input and output, as well as tamper output) that can be connected to the conventional wired alarm system. The Bosch Smart Home outdoor siren not only replaces conventional alarm sirens with an attractive and modern design, but also augments the conventional alarm in the event of a break-in by sending a push message in the Bosch Smart Home App. Residents are informed promptly and can take immediate action, even if no one is at home.

Further advantages at a glance

  • Three individually adjustable volume levels up to 100 dB
  • Dust-tight and water-jet-proof according to the IP55 standard

Availability and Price

Available online and at selected retail stores in Germany from 15 October 2021

Price: RRP incl. VAT €229.95

Technical requirements

Power supply via solar panel with internal backup battery or 230-volt installation with internal backup battery or low voltage input (5-28V) with internal backup battery.

Prerequisites for interactions within the Bosch Smart Home alarm system: Bosch Smart Home App and Bosch Smart Home Controller.

1 Source: Initiative for Active Burglary Protection (German) https://www.nicht-bei-mir.de/

Contact

Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH
Cammi Tran
cammi.tran@de.bosch.com

Contact for journalists:

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The Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH was founded as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch GmbH. Based in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, the company offers intelligent solutions for retail customers who desire a networked home from a single source. Bosch Smart Home simplifies the life at home by unobtrusively controlling routine activities in the background. It offers greater comfort, convenience, security and energy efficiency.

More information is available at www.bosch-smarthome.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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