IFA International 2019 DAY 1 Edition









Technology opens up the

connected world for people with

hearing problems




German premium security device

manufacturer is embracing the

digital future across a suite of

newly connected products

Among a broad slate

of security innovations

unveiled at IFA 2019,

ABUS is presenting the

wireless Wi-Fi Battery Cam.

According to Florian Lauw

from the ABUS Security

Center, the compact device

is “the first completely

wireless surveillance

camera” and “one of the

most flexible surveillance

cameras available.”

Thanks to a long-term battery

inside the camera and a base station

that amplifies the Wi-Fi signal, the

camera can be installed completely

wirelessly almost anywhere -

making the weatherproof camera

suitable for monitoring both

outdoor or indoor areas. A highquality

Sony chip with low-light

function, and a rechargeable

battery capable of up to 13 months

of operation, allow the Wi-Fi

Battery Cam to be utilised for a

wide variety of scenarios.

ABUS also showcases its first

biometric padlock at IFA, the

ABUS Touch. The hardened, highsecurity

bolt can be opened via

a 360° fingerprint sensor that

can recognise up to 10 different

fingerprints. The padlock is pitched

at a wide range of applications,

whether for homes, sport clubs or

small businesses.

Another innovative ABUS security

product rolling out at IFA is the

HomeTec Pro Z-Wave, an electronic

door lock drive that enables doors

to be locked and unlocked using

an app or remote control. Easily

attached to the existing door lock

on the inside of the door, the new

HomeTec Pro version uses the

Z-Wave radio standard so that

it can be integrated into a smart

home network and operated via

smartphone or tablet.

Showcased at the ABUS stand,

these connected security devices

promise to maintain the ABUS

promise of “security at the heart,”

said Lauw

Hall 25

Stand 302

The latest range of

digital hearing devices

from ReSound, optimise

Bluetooth connectivity,

allowing users full access

to streaming services on

both IOS and Android, as

well as GPS navigation and

even instant translation.

The World Health Organisation

(WHO) estimates 466 million

people live with disabling

hearing loss, and that sufferers

can have both their personal

and professional lives greatly

altered. But, like many others

with medical issues, they are

finding that technology is now

able to address many problems,

helping them participate fully in

an increasingly connected world.

But there are other issues hearing

impaired face, says ReSound’s

Martin Schaarschmidt.“People

are concerned that a hearing aid

can look ugly,” he explains, adding,

“the latest models are tailored

to fit inside a person’s ear, hence

almost invisible and ReSounds

devices are particularly discreet.”

The units can adjust automatically

to what is happening around the

user, so noisy train stations or

airports no longer present the

challenge they may have in the


“These products are made to

the personal needs of each

user and can be fully adjusted

over the ReSound 3D app,” says

Schaarschmidt. “The latest range

also allows users to enjoy live

concerts without experiencing

the discomforts caused in older

models, and battery life has been

extended to 12 hours.”

ReSound products allow people

who may have retreated from

public life because of hearing loss,

to return feeling not only safer,

but better equipped to face the

challenges presented in daily life

Hall 1.2

Stand 205

ReSound devices are particularly discreet


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