Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation have signed a contract to establish a business partnership, effective from the beginning of 2017, to combine technological expertise. As part of the agreed partnership, Sony`s video security customers in all markets except Japan will be served and supported by the sales and marketing organisation of Bosch Security Systems. The partnership is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
“This partnership will revolutionise the video security industry since it combines the unique technological expertise and strengths of two leading companies in the field of video security applications.” says Toru Katsumoto, Deputy President of Imaging Products and Solutions, Sector President of Professional Products Group, Sony Corporation.
“This unique partnership 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’,” says Gert van Iperen, President of Bosch Security Systems.
Sony’s video security customers will be served and supported by a dedicated sales and marketing team within the Bosch Security Systems organisation, offering customer support, after-sales service and training in different languages worldwide.
“The global Bosch Security Systems organisation will support the dedicated sales and marketing team responsible for Sony-branded products as well as Sony’s customers to grow the business by support and service,” Says Gert van Iperen says.
Sony will continue to develop and manufacture its video security products under its brand.