Bird Home Automation records a positive balance for 2019. Compared to the previous year, the German manufacturer of DoorBird IP video intercoms increased annual revenues by more than 20 percent. The demand for the company’s smart intercoms rose worldwide. The strongest performing markets were the United States, Germany and France. Last year, Bird Home Automation also increased its staff, and now has over 120 employees working in the company´s headquarters in Berlin and its sales office in San Francisco. The most personnel were hired in production and shipping, as well as development and technical support. Additionally, the company almost doubled its Berlin-based production facility space. IP intercoms and IP video door station We were also able to address many customer requests for additional home automation integrations" “We have grown very significantly in the past year. Our team is split between two locations in Germany and the United States, and every employee plays an important part in the success of our brand DoorBird, “stated Chief Executive Officer of Bird Home Automation, Sascha Keller. Sascha adds, “Increasing the size of our production and logistics center, and simultaneously optimising internal processes has allowed us to launch a number of new products including IP intercoms and our first IP video indoor station. We were also able to address many customer requests for additional home automation integrations. In the future we will continue to expand and improve all aspects of our company. “ Proprietary IP Technology Company Since its founding in 2014, Bird Home Automation has continuously invested in the research and development of its proprietary IP technology. Sascha Keller and Dr. Bernd Müller founded the company as a spin-off of their established cloud-based audio and video streaming business to better accommodate the rapidly growing door communication division. The two founders released their first IP-based intercoms as early as 2009 under the 1000 eyes and my intercom brands. Today, the company’s portfolio includes high-quality IP intercoms and accessories for residential and commercial buildings. Worldwide there are more than 100,000 DoorBird devices in use at present.
PEAKnx, manufacturer of solutions for home and building automation from Darmstadt, Germany, has partnered with Bird Home Automation, the Berlin-based IP video door intercom manufacturer that develops innovative door communication technologies under the brand name “DoorBird”. This partnership brings numerous advantages for KNX users: The DoorBird door station can be easily and quickly connected to the PEAKnx Controlmini and Controlpro touch panels allowing the user to see and speak with the visitor through the PEAKnx touch panel. Integration of DoorBird and PEAKnx system Sascha Keller, CEO of Bird Home Automation, was the one who initiated the partnership: "It quickly became clear to me that there was a great potential to combine our know-how. The cooperation has developed very positively and quickly from the very beginning. Thanks to our open API, we were able to integrate DoorBird into the PEAKnx system within a very short time which allows us now to offer our customers even greater flexibility when it comes to their smart home." PEAKnx and DoorBird are pursuing a common goal of manufacturing the most innovative smart home technology PEAKnx and DoorBird are pursuing a common goal of manufacturing the most innovative smart home technology. Gerald Palmsteiner, Vice President Operations COO at PEAKnx: "I heard about DoorBird a few years ago. It attracted my attention at the time because as far as I knew, it was the first manufacturer of IP door stations that made door opening via smartphone possible. That was impressive. The company is very successful, and we are happy to start this cooperation". IP door stations and KNX panels Installing and setting up IP door stations and KNX panels is seamless and smooth. To ensure an excellent connection between DoorBird and PEAKnx panels, the door station camera can be integrated into YOUVI, the PEAKnx visualisation software, via a RTSP stream, a network protocol that controls the transmission of audiovisual data. The touch panel and the IP door intercom communicate via a SIP gateway. With the installation of X-Lite software from CounterPath on the KNX panel, the connection between the two components is completed. "Shortly after DoorBird approached us, it was clear that working together is a great idea," says Palmsteiner. "We look forward to continuing working together very productively and are currently developing an interface between YOUVI and the SIP gateway that will make the use of the X-Lite software redundant.”
The Bird Home Automation Group, manufacturer of DoorBird IP video intercoms, and the PropTech company KIWI.KI GmbH announced their collaboration today. The DoorBird D301, the IP Upgrade for analog door intercoms, is now compatible with the KIWI locking system. Analogue to app-based door intercoms The companies have partnered to create an integration solution ideal for businesses requiring the ability to access clients’ residences to perform contracted services. Businesses providing home and elder care as well as cleaning and grounds keeping services can now flexibly manage and open authorised doors using the KIWI keyless access control platform. The DoorBird D301 enables tenants in apartment buildings to convert their existing analogue door intercoms into app-based, smart door intercoms. When a visitor rings at the entrance door, the user receives a push notification on their smart device. The user can then speak with the visitor and open the house or apartment door using the DoorBird App. This allows for secure keyless access to the entrance area of the apartment building and, optionally, to the apartment. The KIWI transponder, app, and portal allow users to open doors and manage access privileges digitally Digital locking system With KIWI doors can also be opened keylessly. The PropTech (Property Technology) company offers a digital locking system for doors of apartment buildings. The KIWI transponder, app, and portal allow users to open doors and manage access privileges digitally. This way, KIWI digitises key management for the housing industry and, moreover, serves as a platform for services that require access to buildings and apartments, such as parcel services or garbage collection companies. IP door intercoms “The integration of DoorBird into the KIWI platform benefits businesses providing home and elder care in particular, as they can now manage and open house and apartment doors easily. This new branch of business strengthens our market position as the leading manufacturer of IP door intercoms and smart upgrades for analog doorbells with the widest variety of compatibility options,” says Sascha Keller, CEO of the Bird Home Automation Group. “With DoorBird we can expand our product portfolio, offering our customers even more flexible use of KIWI. We are especially pleased that DoorBird is a technology company based in Berlin, just like KIWI,” says KIWI co-founder and Executive Director Claudia Nagel explaining her reasons for the cooperation.
The manufacturer of IP video door stations, Bird Home Automation Group, announced the release of its latest IP converter DoorBird D301. Shipments will begin in May 2018. The Berlin-based company's award-winning product enables the user to communicate with anyone standing at their front door via smartphone or tablet – regardless of whether they are at home or not. The new DoorBird D301 converts conventional door intercom systems into IP door intercoms. Thus, residents can benefit from the advantages of an intelligent door intercom system without having to replace the existing analogue device. When ringing at the house entrance door, the user receives a push notification on his smartphone or tablet and can immediately speak to the visitor. Depending on the model, the user can also see the visitor, provided that the existing door intercom system is equipped with a camera. The discreet white box DoorBird D301 is simply connected via a cable to the existing indoor station, which continues to function in the usual way Remote door monitoring and control Thanks to the excellent sound quality, the visitor cannot acoustically distinguish if the resident is at home or not. As a safety measure, this can be very useful for many people. The user can also open the house entrance door or the gate via app, which is especially helpful if family members locked themselves out or if there is a delivery. “With the DoorBird D301, tenants and owners who are not allowed to or do not want to change their analogue door intercoms get a smart solution for the house entrance door,” says Sascha Keller, CEO of the Bird Home Automation Group. “The user can immediately communicate with visitors via smartphone and control the house entrance door remotely. Thus, we found a hands-on way to meet the high demand for making your front door smart.” The discreet white box DoorBird D301 is simply connected via a cable to the existing indoor station, which continues to function in the usual way. The connection is then established to the Internet router via WiFi or network cable and PoE. The configuration is done using the free DoorBird app, which is available for iOS and Android.
The keynote included presentation of clever connection between Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive world of today Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess, DoorBird CEO Sascha Keller and Richard Choi from LG officially opened CES 2016 in Las Vegas with their keynote speech. The keynote included the presentation of the new VW electric car which VW used to demonstrate the clever connection between the Internet of Things (IoT) and the automotive world of today. IoT & automotive world connection Imagine you’re in your car on your way home and you’re expecting friends to come over to watch a soccer game, but you’re running late. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could open the door for your friends comfortably from the car while you’re still on the road? The union of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the automotive world will make such scenarios reality in the future. At this year’s opening show of CES in Las Vegas Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess invited DoorBird CEO Sascha Keller as guest speaker and representative of the Internet of Things. In front of 2000 invited guests, the two CEOs and Richard Choi from LG talked about their plans and visions for cars and the synergy between the Internet of Things and the automotive world. In the course of the presentation of VW’s newest electric car Dr. Herbert Diess welcomed Sascha Keller on the stage of the Chelsea theatre at the Cosmopolitan hotel. Sascha Keller was invited to demonstrate the concept of the “connected car” with the help of the intelligent video door station DoorBird. DoorBird with Volkswagen integration Already since 2010 the successful Berlin based startup with its cloud based video door station has implemented the idea of being ‘at home’ when you are far away. In case the soccer friends show up a little earlier you can now comfortably open the door via smartphone from anywhere. And now you can open the door safely and conveniently from the car without taking the smartphone out of your pocket. The integration of DoorBird with Volkswagen’s infotainment platform makes this possible. “The connected home starts at the front door. And now, together with Volkswagen and DoorBird, the connected car and the connected home is already reality”, says Sascha Keller. Captured live-stream here: volkswagen.gomexlive.com/vw_live_pk/ (DoorBird speech at minute 34+) See DoorBird at the CES: Sands Expo Center, Hall G / Level 1, Booth 81927 (Bird Home Automation Group, all brand new products) LVCC, North Hall –3506 (Volkswagen Group, connected-car demo)
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