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Thinking beyond Clever: New Features and Benefits of the latest Bosch Smart Camera Software Update

Innovative solutions for improved ease of use and faster responses to emergencies – wherever, whenever.

  • Better overview and faster access: video events and the camera's main functions can be accessed directly on smartphone home screens through widgets
  • More security: Triggering of video recordings not only with movement, but now also with sound
  • More ease of use: precise date and time display in video clips and additional setting options, among other features

Stuttgart/Berlin. The same device, with new features: thanks to the newest software updates for the Bosch Smart Camera, users benefit from several improved functions. Included are customers' ideas that were transformed into clever solutions. The numerous features make operation easier and provide for an even greater sense of security. And the best: all new features are included in the free software update and are quickly installed.

Access information and features even more quickly – thanks to widgets

With two practical widgets, for both iOS and Android, the most important functions are directly accessible from smartphone home screens. With the "Camera" widget, users can easily control main functions without having to start the app. Thus, the camera lights on the Eyes Outdoor Camera, for example, can be turned on and off, or the 360° Indoor Camera's privacy mode can be activated. This saves time and clicks during daily, monitoring routine.

Another widget now enables direct reactions to events, because sometimes seconds make all the difference in an emergency. At a glance, users see what has happened thanks to the video preview. They receive additional important information, such as how or when the alarm was set off.

This update also includes improved push notifications with direct links for taking further action. Be it direct access to a live video or the latest event: whenever quick reactions are called for, users can act more purposefully.

More security – thanks to audio detection

The newest Bosch Smart Camera release now watches and listens even more closely. Starting now, video recordings can be triggered not only by movement, but also by sound. Thanks to the simple threshold setting, users can adjust the camera's audio sensitivity according to their wishes. For example, pet owners can have a notice sent to them if they want, whenever their dog barks at home.

What is also new is that the Eyes Outdoor Camera can record video clips with audio, for additional, valuable information on events.

Many more optimisations – thanks to user feedback

Based on experiences and inspiration from customers, additional new features were integrated into this software update and existing functions were optimised. For example more refined levels of sensitivity can now be selected for motion detection. Thus, users can set the sensitivity of the camera according to their environment, and in doing so initiate more appropriate video recordings. Furthermore, video clips and livestreams also display the date and time. This is perfect for using them as evidence – in the case of a burglary, for example. Additionally, many more details were integrated in order to improve the camera's operation and setting options.

Clever cameras: as a single solution, with Alexa or in the Smart Home System

Already since the beginning of 2018, the 360° Indoor Camera and the Eyes Outdoor Camera can be controlled via Alexa, Amazon´s voice service. The outdoor camera's light can be turned on or off with a voice command, or the indoor camera's retractable lense extends according to your instructions. And when the doorbell rings, residents need only say, "Alexa, show the outdoor camera" – and the entrance appears as a live video on Echo Show, Echo Spot or on the television, with Fire TV.

The cameras can also be directly integrated into the Bosch Smart Home System. Consequently, they can be controlled not only with the app, but also with the Twist remote control, Universal Switch and scenarios. In the "leaving home" scenario, for example, the cameras are activated along with the alarm system. Working together, these form a strong team. If the alarm is triggered by a suspected fire or burglary, it is possible to check what is happening in the house using the cameras. Conversely, the "coming home" scenario ensures that the indoor cameras automatically switch to privacy mode. Users can define appropriate camera scenarios for any situation, according to their own wishes.

Recommended retail price (including 19% VAT):
Eyes Outdoor Camera: €349.95
360° Indoor Camera: €249.95
Software update free of charge for all new and already-purchased cameras

Tags: software update, Amazon Alexa, Indoor Camera, Outdoor Camera

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Reader contact:
Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH
Andrea Fluhr
Tel.: +49 711 811-12894
E-mail: Andrea.Fluhr@de.bosch.com
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Julia Zimmermann
Telephone: +49 30 726 208-364
E-Mail: Julia.Zimmermann@haebmau.de

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. Find out more at www.bosch-smarthome.com.

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