Our Purpose

A groundbreaking collaboration initiative that enables value added innovations in security and safety designed around real customer needs

The Open Security & Safety Alliance (the Alliance) is a non-profit, non-stock corporation that brings together like-minded organizations in order to create a framework outlining a common standardized platform for security and safety solutions that is accessible for everyone.

The Alliance was formed in reaction to today's market situation. Security and safety solutions are fragmented and lack a common collaborative approach, which is holding back innovation, seamless integration and a more standardized approach to fundamental challenges in the market. These challenges include data security and the move to more data-centric solutions such as Software as a Service. The high number of proprietary systems makes the aggregation and practical use of data complex and challenging. Market players spent too much effort focusing on solving the challenge of how to make these proprietary systems compatible, which has a negative impact on investment in innovation and the development of new applications and business models. The Internet of Things continues to define today's landscape and the need for a common collaborative approach becomes increasingly necessary. Market players are competing on technical topics that aren't making a significant difference for customers.

Therefore, the market needs a new direction, a framework that will enable the industry to focus on innovations and developments that add real value for their customers. Based on our philosophy and vision on the market and industry, we've formed this as our primary objective.

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Board

 

Gert van Iperen, Representative from Bosch Building Technologies

Gert van Iperen started his employment with Bosch in 2002 by managing the Business Unit Video Systems....Read Bio / Company Bio

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Gert van Iperen, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bosch Building Technologies

Gert van Iperen started his employment with Bosch in 2002 by managing the Business Unit Video Systems before joining the Board of Bosch Security Systems in 2005 as Executive Vice President. He held the position of President of the Division which has evolved into Bosch Building Technologies from 2008 until 2018. Mr van Iperen was also a member of the Advisory Board of Robert Bosch Venture Capital and of the Safety and Security section of the Industry Association ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association). He now acts as the Bosch representative on the Board of the Open Security & Safety Alliance.

 
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Bosch Building Technologies

Bosch Building Technologies is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products and systems. In selected countries Bosch offers solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency and building automation. About 9,000 associates generated sales of more than 1.9 billion euros in 2017. Protecting lives, buildings and assets is the major aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Building Technologies develops and manufactures in its own plants in Europe, Americas and Asia. Additional information is available online at www.boschbuildingtechnologies.com.

 

Jonguk Kim, Director of R&D Center, Hanwha Techwin

Jonguk Kim has been serving as the head of Center for Security Solution Business Division in Hanwha Techwin from June 2014....Read Bio / Company Bio

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Jonguk Kim

Director of R&D Center, Hanwha Techwin

Jonguk Kim achieved a Master's and Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). After graduation, he started his career at HUMAX as a CTO, working on building digital service infrastructure by developing high-quality video gateways, set-top boxes and broadband gateways. With his great success in business, he was promoted as a CEO of HUMAX Automotive, and has developed a smart automotive infotainment solution. With his professional experts and knowledge in IT, mechanical, and advanced technology trend, he joined Hanwha Techwin. Jonguk Kim has been serving as the head of Center for Security Solution Business Division from June 2014. Mr. Kim led the effort to develop the Wisenet 5 chipset, the industry's best network camera SoC, and to build the foundation for solution business through the establishment a full lineup of security products which incorporate the best specification and functionalities of world-class optical and image-processing technologies.

 
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Hanwha Techwin

Hanwha Techwin(formerly Samsung Techwin), as a global top-tier security company, offers reliable video surveillance solution to meet the current and future needs of security professionals. Hanwha Techwin accumulated its technology and skills in video surveillance over 30 years based on the core technologies such as optical design, image processing, and its own developed SoC(System on Chip), offering total security solution from cameras, storage devices to integrated control and intelligent video analytics software. With the leading brand Wisenet, Hanwha Techwin will continuously strengthen its development and marketing investments in the security business for future growth. Hanwha Techwin's ongoing effort includes developing a specialized lineup based on convergence technology for market differentiation, and strengthening its business competitiveness by developing intelligent algorithms based on deep learning.

 

Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, CTO, Milestone Systems

Bjørn Skou Eilertsen came to Milestone in 2013, bringing a strong entrepreneurial background from the IT industry...Read Bio / Company Bio

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Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, CTO

Milestone Systems

Bjørn Skou Eilertsen came to Milestone in 2013, bringing a strong entrepreneurial background from the IT industry having fulfilled key roles at a series of startups as well as product management, marketing and sales roles with both IBM and Microsoft. Prior to joining Milestone, Bjørn was heading up the EMEA product management and sales operations for the Microsoft CRM business. His education includes a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

 
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Milestone Systems

Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is a world leading provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS), dedicated to deliver high quality business video platform software, in which our community of hardware and software partners can integrate their video solutions for security and beyond security purposes. Our objective is to improve our community customers' organizational processes and safety level through the management, integration and distribution of digital video data.

Bjørn: "At Milestone, we believe in a digitized experience for our partners and community and by aligning the technology we provide with the way we sell and manage it, we strive to ensure coherence and scale between what we sell, how we sell and how we operate our business." Milestone is always looking for new ways to accelerate innovation on the collective Milestone technology platform, in collaboration with our community of partners and customers, to improve the way video is used to safeguard, improve and operate the world.

 

Jean-Marc Theolier, CEO, Pelco by Schneider Electric

Enthusiastic about the evolution of our world moving into IoT, Cloud Solutions and Machine Learning, Jean-Marc assumed CEO responsibility for Pelco in September 2017....Read Bio / Company Bio

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Jean-Marc Theolier, CEO

Pelco by Schneider Electric

Enthusiastic about the evolution of our world moving into IoT, Cloud Solutions and Machine Learning, Jean-Marc assumed CEO responsibility for Pelco in September 2017. Jean-Marc is driving the transformation of the organization in a highly competitive and time-to-market driven industry. Focused on the acceleration of new offerings with a strong digitization approach, he is strategically moving Pelco into end-user solution creation enabling greater operational efficiency and improving the total cost of ownership. Born and educated in Europe, Jean-Marc has resided in the US for the past 20 years. With a long-lasting involvement into specific Asian countries, he has enjoyed a diverse set of experiences. As a General Manager and CEO for the last 10 years, he has specialized in Industrial Automation and Video Security. He has discovered many commonalities in applicative needs and solutions expected by the end-users of these two adjacent markets. He is a strong believer that goals are only achieved by extensive team collaboration, investing in people, empowerment and partnerships. As a proponent of value creation centered on both differentiation inside the enterprise and in finding the right technology partners to accelerate a path to innovative solutions. Outside of a passionate global professional life, Jean-Marc is focusing on his family in the San Diego area and enjoys sport activities such as triathlons and rock-climbing.

 
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Pelco by Schneider Electric

Pelco, a Schneider Electric company, is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of video security cameras, recording and management systems, software, and services deployed in countless markets. Pelco sees the use of predictive video as key to improving and protecting the wellbeing of people in Urban and Enterprise environments.

 

Owen Chen Chairman, VIVOTEK

VIVOTEK is a leading brand in the global IP surveillance industry, with the comprehensive solutions including network cameras, network video recorders, PoE solutions, and video management software..... Read Bio / Company Bio

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Owen Chen, Chairman

VIVOTEK

Owen Chen is the founder of VIVOTEK Inc. and currently the chairman and CEO of the company. Before established VIVOTEK, Mr. Chen was the associate researcher in the R&D Center of Directorate General of Telecommunications (now the Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories) in Taiwan. He has the master degree in Automatic Control Engineering from Feng Chia University and the EMBA degree from the Graduate Institute of Information Management, National Taiwan University.

 
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VIVOTEK

Founded in Taiwan in 2000, VIVOTEK (the name stands for the convergence of Video, Voice, Communication and Technology) has become a leading brand in the global IP surveillance industry. Its comprehensive solutions include network cameras, network video recorders, PoE solutions, and video management software. Through the growing proliferation of IoT, VIVOTEK aspires to become the Eye in IoT by drawing on its expansive technological capabilities in image and audio. The company has established offices and subsidiaries worldwide. To create a sound industrial ecosystem, VIVOTEK has expanded strategic alliances with leading international software and hardware partners and works with over 180 authorized distributors across 116 countries. More information about VIVOTEK please visit www.VIVOTEK.com.

 
 

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Alliance Members

  • Topview Optronics Corp.