Busch-Jaeger celebrates 140th anniversary at IFA in style with new “interconnected” products

Busch-Jaeger is presenting its interpretation of the future in smart home and smart building technology at IFA with some exciting innovations. A market leader in Germany for electrical wiring technology, the firm is celebrating its 140th birthday with new products based around the concept of “interconnectedness”.

In May this year, Busch-Jaeger proved its commitment to sustainability and the use of renewable resources with its “Mission to Zero” project at its headquarters in western Germany. With the help of technology from Swiss automation and power pioneer ABB, Busch-Jaeger’s photovoltaic power plant achieved almost entirely carbon-neutral production.

The Smart Home Configurator’s intuitive interface allows users to choose their own settings for the smart home — even for entire residential complexes — by providing an overview of the buildings through the various design phases, thus producing inventories and sketch plans.

The highlight of the new line-up, though, is set to be the Alarm Stick, deployed as an extension of the Busch-free@home Access Point. Revolutionising home safety, it can be used in conjunction with the brand’s smoke detector and the upcoming carbon monoxide detector when both are integrated into the smart home automation.

With the latest IP technology, the 7-inch Busch-Welcome IP Touch Panel is another addition to the security roster, simplifying door communication at home and in business. Featuring an outdoor camera unit for speedy identification of visitors, it can be integrated into the Busch-free@home smart home system to double up as another home automation interface.

The certified partnership with smart sound system company Sonos has produced the Busch-ControlTouch KNX. Wireless Sonos speakers can be integrated into the system via voice commands into the miniscule Busch- ControlTouch device, which connects the KNX to the smart home’s IP network.

Busch-Jaeger rounds these highly scalable technologies off with its new open API platform, which offers the ability to integrate third-party services — so far, Miele and Bosch — into its existing Busch-free@home smart home innovations, creating a seamless and practical domestic experience for the user’s everyday life.

On Friday 6 September, Busch- Jaeger CEO Adalbert Neumann took part major celebrations, along with a “cake cutting” ceremony, at the company’s stand, accompanied by his head of Marketing & Communication, Christiane Schulte.

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