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Networked solution from Bosch for the Kunsthalle Mannheim

Inconspicuous protection for art lovers

March 2019

Newsflash | March 2019

The Kunsthalle Mannheim, centrally located on Friedrichsplatz near the iconic Water Tower, contains a major collection of important works by notable artists. Reliable technology, integrated in a networked solution from Bosch, now ensures all-round protection on a total of 3,600 square meters of exhibition and storage space. A special focus: optimally safeguarding people and property without interfering with visitors’ encounters with priceless works of art.

Kunsthalle Mannheim - a customer of Bosch Energy and Building Solutions Germany
Copyright © Kunsthalle Mannheim/Stefan Schilling

Around 260 state-of-the-art video cameras monitor the interiors of all of the Kunsthalle Mannheim’s buildings as well as the open areas around and between them.

Esthetic integration of state-of-the-art technology

Since its inauguration in 1909 over a century ago, the Kunsthalle Mannheim has acquired a global reputation as a very special place to experience modern art. The complex comprises a building in Art Nouveau style dating from 1907, underground storage rooms, a main building, and the newer Hector Building, completed in 2018.

Coinciding with the opening of the Hector Building, a customized security solution installed and integrated by Bosch experts also debuted. The system’s components are almost invisibly interwoven with the various exhibition areas. A modular UGM 2040 intrusion alarm system and around 260 state-of-the-art video cameras monitor the interiors of all of the Kunsthalle Mannheim’s buildings as well as the open areas around and between them.

The Bosch Building Integration System enables efficient control

Comprehensive fire protection is provided by a fire alarm system spanning 700 detectors. There are 330 speakers in case it should ever be necessary to evacuate visitors and employees. All of the security equipment is controlled by the Building Integration System from Bosch. This puts a standardized user interface at the fingertips of those in charge for efficiently controlling everything.

Thanks to this new solution, the Kunsthalle Mannheim is facing the future with confidence. The modularity of the UGM 2040 universal alarm system allows fast, cost-effective implementation of modifications and extensions. Professional service technicians from Bosch regularly maintain it and perform any required repairs to ensure highly reliable operation and low overhead.

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