Hi! We’re RIO.
Home Connect Plus is a service offering from Residential IoT Services GmbH. We’re dedicated to creating truly smart homes. And you can just call us “RIO”. Despite the name, though, we have nothing to do with Copacabana, samba, or caipirinhas. Our headquarters, located in Stuttgart’s Feuerbach district, are much more down-to-earth. And if that doesn’t sound exciting enough for you, we also have a very creative site in hip Berlin.
Fun with smart
We’re a dynamic start-up. Since 2019 we’ve been pursuing our vision of making people’s everyday lives easier using a wide variety of smart home technologies. That’s why we developed our Home Connect Plus app. It’s a smart solution for those who want to get the most out of their smart home. And you don’t have to be a computer science expert to set it up. Our app is intuitive, lovingly designed, and quite simply a joy to use. We don’t want to reinvent the world, we just want to make it a little bit better.
We also firmly believe that the Internet of Things can only develop its full potential when a variety of different systems and devices are compatible with each other. That’s why we bring together the things that belong together. We rely on a strong network of innovative partners. With the help of our app, we ensure that their various products work and harmonise perfectly with each other. This creates real added value for users and opens up whole new areas of freedom for them. Unlike some others, we don’t believe in closed ecosystems.
“Like a Bosch”
We are a young team – an eclectic, colourful crew of smart home enthusiasts spread across several international locations. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, we also combine the best of both worlds: at RIO, start-up culture meets the concentrated power of a global technology group considered a leader in IoT.
Free, but not for nothing
Our Home Connect Plus app is free of charge. Does this mean that our business model is based on data collection? No, we don’t sell any information about our users to third parties. We are clearly committed to transparency here: our Home Connect Plus app does collect data on user behaviour, but without any identifying personal details. We are interested in which devices are used how, for what purpose, and when. And which functions and interactions are actually used. This data helps us and our partners to further develop products and work on new solutions and automations. This is how we make smart homes even smarter, and smart products even more attractive to more and more people.
RIO: talk to us!
Want to learn more about Residential IoT Services GmbH? Feel free to contact us. Or visit us at trade fairs, customer events, or partner events, which we all hope will soon be possible again. You can also tell us which partner brands you’d like to see added to our network. Or maybe you’re interested in joining our team? Just take a look at our job listings – we’re always looking for new talent.