For those of you who don't know ASSA ABLOY, they are the parent company for Yale Locks and August Home smart locks and a global leader in access solutions and operate worldwide with 51,000 employees and sales of SEK 95 billion. GearBrain has tested many of their products including their leading smart locks. Today, the company announced the acquisition of DoorBird, a manufacturer of high-quality IP video door intercoms, access control devices, indoor stations and accessories.
The ASSA ABLOY Group has acquired 100% of the shares in Bird Home Automation GmbH. The aim is to further expand and scale the business in the coming years in view of changing market requirements.
Sascha Keller, CEO of Bird Home Automation, comments: "Having founded DoorBird in 2014 and continuously developed it since then, we have had an incredible journey and built a very successful business. To continue to grow and scale the company, we concluded that it was time to find a new owner to take the company forward and help it thrive in the years to come. ASSA ABLOY emerged as the best candidate to acquire DoorBird. They bring a wealth of technology, resources and capabilities to support the continued success of our business."
DoorBird Intercom in a home office.ASSA ABLOY
"I look forward to welcoming DoorBird and their employees into the ASSA ABLOY Group. DoorBird is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group and will reinforce our offering with IP door intercom and provide complementary growth opportunities," says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.
ASSA ABLOY has the size and scale to further invest in the relevant market sector and further expand the DoorBird brand as part of its smart home and access control offering.
Bird Home Automation develops and manufactures high-quality IP-based video door intercoms, access control devices, indoor stations, and accessories under the trademark "DoorBird". The company’s headquarters and production plant are in Berlin, Germany, with a sales office in San Francisco (CA) and Jacksonville (FL).
Being part of the ASSA ABLOY Group offers both companies the opportunity to better serve their customers and develop new opportunities for the future through the complementary capabilities of both companies.
GearBran is excited to see what ASSA ABLOY does with DoorBird and their smart home technology. As more and more smart devices expand outside the single-family residence, having an offering for multi-dwelling units makes a lot of sense. Combining Yale smart locks with DoorBird intercoms is an attractive package for smart homes and apartments. We look forward to seeing what ASSA ABLOY does with DoorBird and we will keep you updated on any new developments which you will benefit from in the coming months.
Remember to check out The GearBrain, our smart home compatibility checker to see what other smart home devices are compatible with ASSA ABLOY and DoorBird products.
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