Bosch Security Systems and Sony announce partnership

Bosch will now combine its analytics with Sony’s video imaging
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

GRASBRUNN, Germany and TOKYO—Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation signed a contract to enter a partnership that will result in new products and solutions in the field of video security applications.

“This is an exciting partnership that will bring new advancements in video technology to the industry – combining Sony’s expertise in high quality imaging with Bosch’s video analytics and bitrate management capabilities,” Brian Wiser, president of sales, North America, Bosch Security Systems, told Security Systems News via email.

The partnership effectively begins in the start of 2017 and is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

“We are also pleased to welcome the Sony Sales and Marketing team to the Bosch organization and look forward to delivering even greater value to Bosch and Sony channel partners in North America through an extended range of top quality video solutions,” Wiser said.

Sony’s video security customers will be served and supported by a sales and marketing team within the Bosch Security Systems organization, the announcement said, offering customer support, after-sales service and training in different languages in over 50 countries worldwide. Sony will continue to develop and manufacture its video security products under its brand.

“This partnership will revolutionize the video security industry since it combines the unique technological expertise and strengths of two leading companies in the field of video security applications,” Toru Katsumoto, deputy president of imaging products and solutions, sector president of Professional Products Group, Sony Corporation, said in a prepared statement.

Gert van Iperen, president of Bosch Security Systems, said in the announcement, “This unique partnership also supports Bosch’s vision concerning the Internet of Things. Video security cameras and more specifically the data they are collecting play an important role in the further development of the internet of things. The video cameras might be called as ‘the eyes of the internet of things.’”