PHOENIX – November 8, 2022 – Early detection of wildfires is critical for reducing their impact and protecting communities. Climatec, LLC has partnered with IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH to bring their early wildfire detection system IQ FireWatch to communities across the US. Climatec will be the turnkey service provider of the advanced multi-spectral sensing technology IQ FireWatch which is uniquely based on a combination of AI- and feature-based algorithms.

IQ FireWatch is a product division of IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH, founded in 1999 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany. IQ FireWatch provides an innovative wildfire detection system that is unique to other early wildfire detection systems available on the global market. The system can detect wildfire smoke, day and night, with its patented multi-spectral sensor. It covers a range of up to 40 miles with full 360o revolution. IQ FireWatch engineers have invested over 20 years of research and development, in collaboration with scientific institutions to integrate the most advanced technologies for the earliest possible detection in any weather condition.  IQ FireWatch is a proven technology with systems operating around the world for more than 20 years. In 2012, IQ FireWatch and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) were inducted into the US American Space Foundation’s Hall of Fame as the first foreign technology to ever receive this esteemed award. Today, the pioneering IQ FireWatch system protects people, nature and assets on four continents worldwide.

IQ FireWatch system:

  • Superior range
  • 24/7 operation
  • 360° revolution within minutes
  • Patented multi-spectral sensor
  • Embedded combined algorithms (AI and feature based) with raw image processing
  • Over 20 years in operation and development

"We are extremely excited to add IQ FireWatch to our portfolio of technology and safety solutions.  As a subsidiary of Bosch, our goal is to deliver on our motto of ‘Invented for Life,’ and the IQ FireWatch system supports that purpose.  We believe this system can contribute immeasurably in protecting our communities from the devastating impacts of wildfires." said Mauro Lima-Vaz, CEO, Climatec, LLC. 

“Already during our first joint project with Climatec for the City of Redding, we realized that Climatec is not only an extraordinarily competent partner, but also one that is sustainably convinced of our product. On this basis and in line with our motto "Innovation never stops at IQ", we have found in Climatec the right partner capable of establishing our technology-leading system Made in Germany as the standard in early forest fire detection in the U.S. market. With IQ FireWatch, large fires, which are currently unfortunately very frequent in the USA, will become a thing of the past.” said Dr. Kurt Winter, CEO of IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH.

Climatec is a leading provider of building technologies in the U.S., serving as a single-source integrator of energy services, building automation, security, and safety systems. The company provides consulting, planning, implementation and remote management of comprehensive comfort, security, safety and efficiency solutions. Climatec has been part of the Bosch Building Technologies and serves major metropolitan areas in the U.S. The company employs over 900 associates across Arizona, California, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Nick Picciano, Business Development Manager
Climatec | 480.688.4216 |

IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH
(former IQ wireless GmbH), headquartered in Berlin, Germany, is a well-established business for more than 20 years with three innovative business units: IQ FireWatch, IQ spacecom and IQ wireless. IQ FireWatch provides a terrestrial early detection system of fires in forests, outdoor industrial facilities, and wildland-urban interfaces. The know-how gained over many years in the planning and installation of radio transmission technology can be found under IQ wireless.

Thomas Fiessler, Head of Sales (IQ FireWatch)
IQ Technologies for Earth and Space GmbH |