Deutsche Telekom has signed up a range of new partners to its smart home platform Qivicon, as its Greek subsidiary prepares to launch an offering to its customers.
Customers of the operator's Magenta SmartHome package will now be able to use Bosch’s Home Connect platform, which allows the likes of heating and lighting services from Bosch and Siemens to be controlled from an app.
Appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers are also included and can feed information back to the user on remaining cycle times as well as updates on when a cycle is finished.
Other new services that have been added include Nest’s smoke detection system Nest Protect, Schellenberg’s window blind control system, smart lighting fixtures from Osram and Sengled, as well as security solutions from Bitron Video, Centralite and Logitech.
The Germany-based operator also revealed plans to add support for Google Home "in the near future", in addition to its support for Amazon Echo announced last year.
It is also looking to sweeten the Magenta SmartHome offering by providing new customers of a free hardware kit, valued at €140, which includes a range of devices such as cameras, adapter plugs and window monitoring solutions.
Henri Vandré, Head of Smart Home at Telekom Deutschland GmbH, said: "We're determined to make our customers' entry into the world of the smart home as easy as possible.”
In addition to the partnership agreements, Deutsche Telekom revealed its Greek opco COSMOTE and Bitron Video in Italy had launched a smart home service based on Qivicon.