Bosch Named Connected Home Company of the Year

January 26, 2022

Bosch announced that it has been named Connected Home Company of the Year in the 6th-annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today. 

To allow for a truly connected home, Bosch offers a range of home appliances across its product categories to be remotely controlled and monitored with a single app for greater convenience. Many of these innovations are integrated with Home Connect, a highly personalized, connected software experience that changes the way consumers interact with their appliances. The smart platform supports a full collection of Wi-Fi enabled appliances, allowing consumers to remotely monitor and control their major appliance from a smart device for greater peace of mind and a streamlined experience. 

“While we seek to bring excitement into the home, Bosch has a firm belief that your appliances and technology should first offer true value in simplifying your everyday life – rather than innovating something just for the sake of innovation,” said Diana Lunzer, Bosch senior brand manager. “We believe that connectivity should begin with a superior appliance, automating the mundane while still allowing users to enjoy kitchen and household activities without the gimmicks.” 

The Home Connect app works with Bosch ovens, cooktops, range hoods, refrigerators, dishwashers, coffee machines and laundry pairs. The one-stop app allows users to intelligently manage and organize household tasks while controlling functionality, receiving alerts, and automating certain processes with each appliance. Key features of the Home Connect platform include: 

  • EasyStart, a feature in Bosch washers that recommends the perfect program for the load of laundry
  • VitaFreshPro, a smart drawer in Bosch French-door bottom mount refrigerators that allows consumers to customize pre-programmed humidity and temperature settings via the Home Connect app
  • Customizable Home Connect settings to have a Bosch ventilation hood automatically turn on when they begin using their induction cooktop
  • Notifications in the app, so consumers can check the status of their meal to answer the common concern, “Did I leave my oven on?” or receive notifications when a cooking zone is turned off or a timer has expired
  • Coffee Playlist, a feature in the Bosch Built-In Coffee Machine with Home Connect that allows users to enter up to 20 beverage orders and prepare them one after another with ease via the Home Connect app; users can also adjust settings to allow their morning alarm triggering a freshly brewed cup of coffee through IFTTT
  • ADA-compliant features, such as Voice Assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, for hands-free management and control of appliances
  • Kitchen Stories, a partner integrated into the Home Connect app, provides users with recipes and articles for meal inspiration  

IoT Bosch Connected Home

“The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home, and it certainly makes sense that it serves as the center of the Connected Home,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “While many consumer product brands are pushing for flashy new peripheral smart gadgets, the reality is that these devices typically require complicated setups and get lost in the shuffle of today’s connected home. In a world of ever-evolving connectivity, consumers want technology that is easy to use and allows them to stay in control of their daily lives. Bosch is constantly innovating to empower users with smart solutions to better master life at home and we are thrilled to name them our ‘Connected Home Company of the Year’ award winner for 2022.” 

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,850 nominations from companies all over the world.