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The Open Security & Safety Alliance Propels Into 2019
[March 27, 2019]

The Open Security & Safety Alliance Propels Into 2019


The newly established Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA or 'the Alliance'), a non-profit, non-stock corporation formed to outline specifications for a common standardized platform for security and safety solutions, today announced that since its formation in Fall 2018, the organization has grown by 50% and initiatives are in full-swing. The Alliance is quickly attracting players ranging from device manufacturers, software developers and system integrators to distributors and system on a chip (SoC) companies.

"We're extremely pleased OSSA is drawing strong support from progressive companies across various sectors, as our purpose is to all start from a common platform business model to spur innovation and add real value for customers and users as they manage and monitor property, people and surrounding circumstances," said Johan Jubbega, President, Open Security & Safety Alliance. "Each new member brings diverse insight and expertise to the bigger picture we're working to bring into focus for stakeholders in the security, safety, building automation solutions and associated industries."

The Open Security & Safety Alliance's five founding companies - Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco™ by Schneider Electric (News - Alert) and VIVOTEK Inc. - today are working alongside 15 inventive international players that currently comprise the OSSA member roster:





       
   
OSSA Member Business Focus
       
Aitek     Management Software Provider
Ambarella Inc.     SoC Manufacturer
AndroVideo Inc.     Video Surveillance Device Manufacturer
Anixter (News - Alert) Inc.     Distributor
HiSilicon Technologies Co., LTD     SoC Manufacturer
Hunt Electronic     Video Surveillance Device Manufacturer
Kings Secure Technologies     Installation/Commissioning Services
NetApp Inc.     Recording/Storage Device Manufacturer
QUALCOMM Incorporated     SoC Manufacturer
Security & Safety Things GmbH (SAST)     Service Provider
SOCIONEXT Inc.     Video Surveillance Device Manufacturer
Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.     Imaging Products & Solutions
Topview Optronics Corp.     Video Surveillance Device Manufacturer
Wavestore Global Ltd     Management Software Provider
United Technologies     Access Control Device Manufacturer
 

Workgroups have been instrumental in launching key programs throughout the past six months. To support the Alliance's mission to drive the development of differentiating security and safety use cases - including those utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning - members have already achieved valuable outputs including:

  • Specification of a common Technology Stack to cater to innovation and reduce market fragmentation
  • Definition of a common and vendor-agnostic operating system (OS) that together with the Technology Stack will fuel the development of value-added solutions for customers and users
  • Description of a common market approach to data security and privacy
  • Establishment of an ecosystem of like-minded companies
  • Keynote speeches at Milestone's Integration Platform Symposium and VIP customer events in the U.S., EMEA and Asia-Pacific region
  • First prototype cameras based on the commonly defined Technology Stack and OS have been realized and will be showcased at ISC West 2019

The Alliance is designed to include everyone and offers membership levels to meet the needs of companies big or small. Benefits of joining OSSA include access to the Alliance framework and the ability to connect, discuss, influence and collaborate with other Alliance members to steer change for the betterment of the industry. Together, OSSA members are providing standards and specifications for common components including an operating system, IoT infrastructure, collective approach for data security and privacy, and a drive for improved levels of performance across products, solutions and services.

OSSA at ISC WEST 2019

If you'll be in Las Vegas for ISC West, we invite you to hear first-hand about the benefits of OSSA membership. Many members will be exhibiting (see our ISC West 2019 Media Alert here). To coordinate a meeting with an OSSA executive or member company from ISC West April 10-12, please contact communications@securityandsafetyalliance.org.

To read more about this global movement, membership benefits and Alliance activities visit www.opensecurityandsafetyalliance.org.

About the Open Security & Safety Alliance

The Open Security & Safety Alliance is a collaboration initiative that brings together like-minded organizations in order to create a framework providing standards and specifications for common components including an operating system, IoT infrastructure, collective approach for data security and privacy, and a drive for improved levels of performance for security and safety solutions. This 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. For more information, visit www.opensecurityandsafetyalliance.org.


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