What is 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.

What is the Open Security & Safety Alliance?

The Open Security & Safety Alliance

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Open Security & Safety Alliance Founding Members

Open Security & Safety Alliance

News & Events

Open Security & Safety Alliance at IFSEC 2019

Evolve with Our Industry – Begin with A Common Platform

WHO: The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) was formed in late 2018 to reduce market fragmentation and friction across the physical and cloud-based security markets. Founding members includeBosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco™ and VIVOTEK Inc. These technology leaders recognize the need to align, collaborate and gather others to progress and truly capitalize on the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Open Security & Safety Alliance Propels Into 2019

Membership Doubles Within First Six Months; Initiatives Surge Forward to Revolutionize the Security and Safety Market with an Open Platform Approach

SAN RAMON, California – March 27, 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.

Qualcomm Joins Open Security & Safety Alliance to Help Transform the IP Surveillance Camera Industry

Global Industry Leaders Collaborate to Create a Common Standardized Platform for Security and Safety Solutions

SAN DIEGO – March 20, 2019 –Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced it has joined the Open Security & Safety Alliance, a collaborative organization that represents leading companies in the security, safety, building automation solutions and associated industries. The goal of the Alliance is to outline specifications for a common standardized platform and to help drive the adoption, guidance and promotion of best practices for new standards and specifications. The aim is to fuel innovation and to develop differentiating security and safety use cases, including those utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning within on-device edge computing devices like Smart IP Cameras.