BKS +connect – networked security and building technologies

BKS vernetzt - Vernetzte Sicherheits- und Gebäudetechnik

Statement by Messe Frankfurt: "Due to the increased spread of the corona virus in Europe, Messe Frankfurt decided to postpone Light + Building after intensive consultations.

New date: Light + Building in September 2020

Light + Building is the most important international meeting place for architects, industry, trade, commerce and planners. As an innovation forum and interdisciplinary marketplace, it also guarantees business initiation, contacts and a sustainable future. The industry makes it clear that it absolutely needs the platform for initiating business. Messe Frankfurt aims to realise the opportunities arising from Light + Building for all market participants before the end of the current season: For this reason, the trade fair is being postponed and will be held in Frankfurt am Main between mid and late September 2020.

The market demands for complex networking of safety-related building components are becoming more and more exacting. To establish and expand the new business area BKS +connect – networked security and building technologies of the Gretsch-Unitas group, investments have been made in software and hardware and for expansion of the service segment. Further investments have also been made in the training and further development of employees and customers.


The BKS +connect services offer all-encompassing solutions for networked building security. It represents a response by the company to the increasing demands of the market and customers. The offering is aimed at architects, planning consultants, project developers, property developers, companies and public companies.

BKS +connect encompasses expertise in the areas +planning, +project and +service. If required, the customer receives an all-encompassing solution for networked security and building technology, from planning to project development and implementation through to service. Those who opt for individual modules within BKS +connect receive support tailored to their individual requirements.

Networked expertise: our non-manufacturer-specific GEMOS advanced physical security information system by ela-soft (a company of the GU group) offers interfaces for (nearly) all security systems available on the market. It enables these systems, and also all products of the GU group, to be networked via GEMOS.

BKS +connect provides all-encompassing security concepts for individual projects or buildings. The solutions not only contain components for fire protection, burglar protection, video surveillance, access controls but also for IT network infrastructure – depending on the requirements and extent/nature of the danger. Communication and networking of all systems is the main objective in every case. The systems are easy to operate, and the service concept is extremely comprehensive. The value of rapid implementation to an extremely high standard and a high degree of transparency for customers is emphasised during project development.

BKS +connect consists of three areas:

  • Planning services +planning: analysis of business processes, security and optimisation concepts, outline planning by specialised planners, cost estimates, creation of performance specification, bills of quantities and functional tenders, detailed plans and as-completed drawings.
  • Project implementation +project: project management on the building site to flexibly coordinate the many different trades and professionally complete a wide variety of tasks.
  • Service packages +service: a comprehensive one-stop service – from project management through to installation and commissioning and subsequently service and maintenance.

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