Press release #Smart Home

Smart Without a Smartphone

The new Bosch Smart Home Universal Switch II

  • Smart operation: the Universal Switch II controls the most important Smart Home functions at the touch of a button and entirely without a smartphone
  • A wide range of possibilities: one switch with four multi-assignable buttons
  • Flexibly useable: portable or attached to the wall fixture
  • Easy to use: designated button assignment for intuitive and direct control of the Bosch Smart Home control system

Frank Bauderer >


Stuttgart – Easy to use and universally applicable: the new Bosch Smart Home Universal Switch II is the perfect addition to the Bosch Smart Home control system. This intelligent switch offers maximum convenience and flexibility for the most important Smart Home functions, even without a smartphone. This makes the Universal Switch II particularly practical for guests, children, senior citizens or anyone who does not always have their smartphone to hand. The Universal Switch II can also be removed from its wall fixture at any time and used as a portable remote control.

Quick and versatile

The four buttons of the Universal Switch II can be assigned in various ways: on the one hand, with predefined usage profiles for tasks such as dimming lights, setting the roller shutter, and activating or deactivating the alarm system; on the other hand, freely according to individual needs for specific devices, scenarios, and automations. The wizard in the Bosch Smart Home app makes configuration child’s play, so the Universal Switch II can be configured according to the needs of its users and ready for use in just a few moments.

Convenient and easy to use

The Universal Switch II is simply and intuitively useable for residents and guests alike. The 36 included and interchangeable symbol stickers make the Universal Switch II easy to understand right away. Palpable embossing on the buttons adds even more convenience by assuring that the switch can be operated unerringly even in the dark, for example, to switch on lights or open roller shutters. The LED strip emits a visual signal in the colours green, orange and red, so the user gets immediate feedback about the status of the input command.

Design in a class of its own

The Universal Switch II is also visually convincing in terms of design: The international jury of the iF Design Awards, consisting of 132 experts, honoured the smart switch for its outstanding product design.

Further features

  • High-quality design and compact size (70 x 70 x 20 mm)
  • Battery-operated with two replaceable AAA batteries
  • Easy to set up with step-by-step instructions in the Bosch Smart Home App

Availability and price

  • Available as of March 2023 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland
  • RRP €54.95 including 19% VAT


The Bosch Smart Home Universal Switch II can be used only in combination with a first- or second-generation Bosch Smart Home Controller.

Contact person for press inquiries:
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 428,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). According to preliminary figures, 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. 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 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. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which roughly 48,000 are software engineers.

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