The Open Security & Safety Alliance at ISC West 2022
Demonstrating How OSSA Transitions from Philosophy to Real Solutions
The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA®), an industry body comprised of stakeholders from all facets within the security, safety and building automation space, is proud to promote more than a dozen member companies from around the world will participate next month in ISC West 2022.
Through the Open Security & Safety Alliance, manufacturers, software developers, system-on-chip (SOC) companies, system integrators and other stakeholders steadily worked together over recent years to lay the groundwork for an open, data-driven ecosystem. Members took initiative and built the foundation for a new frontier that’s accessible to all – starting with a Technology Stack for video-sensing devices, and the first OSSA technology specifications that collectively enable third-party software analytics to run on cameras agnostically. In parallel, OSSA member Azena created a corresponding and agnostic operating system (OS) that connects with the industry’s biggest online Analytics App Store in support of this collaborative approach.
Already now, the road is paved for everyone to participate in this open, data-driven ecosystem that’s analogous to the smart phone industry, where users pick and choose apps to download to their devices. To date, there are 15+ “Driven by OSSA” video-sensing hardware products available (from OSSA members Ability Enterprise, Bosch, Hanwha Techwin, Topview and VIVOTEK) to mix and match with 100+ software apps based on OSSA specifications – many of which involve sophisticated AI algorithms, with new apps being added regularly.
Next steps focus on further facilitating data flows from devices and applications, while applying this approach outward to other IoT domains. For this, OSSA is currently working on a set of generic (vendor-independent) Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for a uniform yet abstracted representation of objects of interest. Stop by any of the OSSA member company booths while in Vegas to discuss why next-level success in IoT solutions hinges on this common and collaborative approach for our market.
Industry leaders already are bringing to market “Driven by OSSA” devices, which can be seamlessly used in combination with third-party software applications through an online app store by OSSA member company Security & Safety Things. This forum is one of several building blocks of IoT infrastructure specified by OSSA – in support of uniting demand and supply in this open market.
OSSA Founding Members:
*“Driven by OSSA” products will be on display.
†OSSA representatives will be available at the booth.
March 23-25, 2022
Las Vegas - U.S.A.
In addition, earlier that week on Tuesday March 22, OSSA President Johan Jubbega will participate in an industry panel discussion titled, “Redefining Cameras: How to Use Business Intelligence Metrics to Drive Additional Value from Surveillance.” This ISC West session will be moderated by OSSA member company Azena and held at the Venetian 302, Level 1 from 1pm to 2pm.
If you prefer to meet virtually, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us here.
Or, read our Member Perspectives for insight into why so many industry experts and innovators chose to spend time working through OSSA to shape the trajectory of the security and safety market.
About the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA)
OSSA 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.
Heather Chesterman, PR Director
Open Security & Safety Alliance