Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric and VIVOTEK are founding members supporting the launch of The Open Security & Safety Alliance. The Alliance is a non-profit corporation that brings together like-minded organisations in order to outline specifications for a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions.
The Alliance was formed in reaction to today’s market characterised by the continued evolution of the Internet of Things and the aggregation of data. Security and safety solutions are fragmented due to a lack of collaborative approach to common challenges including cybersecurity and common operating systems. This is holding back innovation and seamless integration.
Many market players are competing on technical topics that do not necessarily make a significant difference for customers. The market needs a new direction, a framework that will enable the industry to focus on innovation and developments that add real value for customers.
The Alliance brings together organisations that recognise the need for a new market direction and who are willing to contribute to the framework, providing standards and specifications for common components including an industry specific operating system, IoT infrastructure, collective approach for data security and privacy, and a drive for improved levels of performance. This framework will help the market and parties involved to focus on the aspects that really add value for their customers and open up new application possibilities, even beyond security and safety.
The key tasks of the Alliance are:
• Create and promote the use of commonly-agreed standards, best practice and specifications.
• Address commonly-agreed challenges shared by the players in the industry, like data security and privacy.
• Enable market players to focus on innovative solutions which their customers find of higher value.
Membership is now open for organisations interested in joining the Open Security & Safety Alliance, and interested parties can find the membership details and more about the activities of the Alliance at www.opensecurityandsafetyalliance.org
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