Bosch 500 Series Smoke Detectors Win Readers' Choice Award

Ninth industry award since product introduction Bosch 500 Series Smoke Detectors win Readers' Choice award

Special report to be published in Building Operating Management magazine

Flush-mount 500 Series detectors ideal where aesthetics are important

Bosch's 500 Series Conventional Flush-Mount Smoke Detectors have won a Readers' Choice award from Building Operating Management magazine. The detectors were among the products featured in Building Operating Management magazine throughout 2007 and which readers most often sought additional information about.

As a result of winning this award, a special report about the 500 Series smoke detectors will appear in the January 2008 edition of Building Operating Management. The magazine is read by more than 73,000 building owners and executives responsible for four million facilities throughout North America.

This is the ninth industry award the 500 Series has won since its introduction in 2005. The 500 Series smoke detectors are mount flush to the ceiling, so they are virtually invisible. The faceplates of the detectors can also be color-matched to the ceiling with a unique color ring insert system. These features make them ideal for installations where aesthetics are important, such as high-end homes, condos and apartments, as well as museums, historical buildings and corporate lobbies. Their smooth, sealed surfaces and contamination detection capabilities also make them especially effective in areas with high dust levels.

Contact person for press enquiries:
Bosch Security Systems
Erika Gorge
P.O. Box 12 70
85504 Ottobrunn
Phone: +49 89 6290-1647
Fax: +49 89 6290-28 1647

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 260,000 associates generated sales of 43.7 billion euros in fiscal 2006. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 300 subsidiary and regional companies in over 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spends more than three billion euros each year for research and development, and in 2006 applied for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering."

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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