Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric and Vivotek are the founding members who underpinned the recent launch of The Open Security & Safety Alliance.
The Alliance is a non-profit, non-stock corporation that brings together organisations to outline specifications for a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions accessible to everyone.
The Alliance was formed in reaction to a market characterised by the continued evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the aggregation of data. Security and safety solutions are fragmented due to the lack of collaborative approaches towards common challenges (including cyber security) and common operating systems. This is “holding back innovation” and seamless integration.
Market players are competing on technical topics that don’t necessarily make a significant difference for customers. The market needs a new direction and a framework that will enable the industry to focus on innovation and developments that add real value for end user customers.