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The Open Security & Safety Alliance at INTERSEC 2020 Dubai

Bringing Harmony Across Security and Safety Devices + Our New Whitepaper

WHO: Member companies and representatives of the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) will be present at the INTERSEC 2020 show in Dubai next month. OSSA – an industry body comprised of leaders, influencers and innovative organizations from all facets within the security, safety and surveillance space – formed to help the industry focus on creating new value by reducing market fragmentation and addressing common challenges.

See our ever-growing list of OSSA members here.


WHY: Our aim is to bring together the industry to move forward together with one united, global approach to:


  • Create harmony across security and safety solutions focused on common Operating Systems and Application Programming Interfaces (API);
  • Drive the creation of one digital marketplace regardless of brand;
  • Define hardware and software measures to increase the levels of data security and privacy protection across brands;
  • Define specifications to ensure the right levels of performance.


WHAT: In our first full year of existence, OSSA member companies achieved a major component of the organization’s vision by creating the first common Technology Stack specification including a vendor-agnostic Operating System (OS) hardened for the security and safety market. This first big step allows for installation and execution of third-party apps on video security devices. It enables app developers to develop one single software application that is suitable for all cameras leveraging OSSA’s Technology Stack, independent of brand.


For specifics about the OSSA Technology Stack, see our newly published whitepaper here.


The next steps in early 2020 are (1) for the OSSA-driven digital marketplace to go live and (2) for camera manufacturers to introduce their first commercial versions of products leveraging OSSA’s Technology Stack. The marketplace will give integrators and users the ability to easily add customized functionality to their cameras and security systems by way of installing apps (already developed by the early adopters and available at the launch of the marketplace) on video security cameras. It’s expected additional app developers will soon contribute solutions downloadable across devices and brands.


From INTERSEC, some OSSA member companies will showcase prototype cameras based on OSSA’s commonly defined Technology Stack. If you would like to learn more about the vision of OSSA, its progress and how involved companies are revolutionizing the market, please visit the Hanwha Techwin booth and ask for one of the OSSA representatives.


WHEN: January 19-21, 2020




Please stop by the “Embassy” booth to exchange thoughts, hear more about this change coming to the industry, and discuss how you can be part of the movement:


  • Visit OSSA’s ‘Embassy’ at INTERSEC 2020:
    • Within the Hanwha Techwin booth (SA-E-28)
  • Where to find other OSSA Member Companies:
    • Anixter (booth SA-E12)
    • Bosch Building Technologies (booth SA-C26)
    • Dahua Technology Co. LTD (booth S1-G12)
    • Delta Electronics (booth SA-A42)
    • Hunt Electronic Co Ltd (booth 2-C21)
    • Milestone Systems (booth SA-C28)
    • NetApp (booth S1-I27)
    • Pelco (booth SA-E26)
    • Security and Safety Things GmbH (meeting room Hatta C)
    • UTC Fire & Security (booth 4-E12)
    • VIVOTEK Inc. (booth SA-D37)


If you won't be in Dubai but would like to take a more active role in shaping the market, Learn more here Or, contact us to arrange for a phone conversation or in-person discussion. We’ll be at ISC West 2020 next!


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


Media Contact:
Heather Chesterman, PR Director
Open Security & Safety Alliance
Office: +1-714-389-5588

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