VIVOTEK, others, establish IP surveillance industry alliance

Open Security & Safety Alliance seeks to create a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions

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VIVOTEK, others, establish IP surveillance industry alliance Manufacturers and software developers of IP surveillance systems have hitherto been forced to expend resources on making their systems compatible to one another.
By  David Ndichu Published  October 10, 2018

VIVOTEK has joined other IP surveillance industry players in establishing the Open Security & Safety Alliance, an association that seeks to create a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions.

The vendor has been joined by Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, and Pelco by Schneider Electric. Together, members will be working with common standards and specifications. They will also share guidelines for implementation to minimise integration efforts and lead IP surveillance industry to the next level.

In the past, surveillance solutions were isolated without a common standardised platform. Manufacturers and software developers therefore were forced to expend resources on making their systems compatible to one another. This drain on research and development limited the innovation through which real value for customers and users was created. The Alliance wants to reduce this drain while furthering innovation as the partnership grows. Companies of any size that share the same values are welcome to join the Alliance and contribute their ideas and expertise.

Owen Chen, chairman of VIVOTEK stated “To become the Eye in IoT is our vision, and we have foreseen the strong growth potential of AI and IoT. A common standardised platform for security and safety solutions is required to allow the industry to grow in this age. Together in the Alliance, we are committed to combining different expertise across industries, and offering solutions in one common language for better results. Manufacturers or software developers can reach many more potential customers and create value added innovations beyond security and safety. Meanwhile users can enjoy up-to-date AI technology and discover more customer insights in smarter ways. It is a win-win collaboration for everyone in the ecosystem.”

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