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OSSA creating an app-based platform to disrupt the security industry

In today’s technology-driven markets, a platform is a business model that connects producers and consumers in an interactive ecosystem. Some examples of platforms are Uber and Airbnb, which have disrupted and transformed traditional markets. Isn’t it time to deploy the platform model in the physical security industry? That’s the goal of the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), a non-profit organisation. Interactions and exchange The book ‘Platform Revolution&rsqu...

The Open Security & Safety Alliance membership doubles within six months; attracts players from different sectors

The newly established Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA or 'the Alliance'), a non-profit, non-stock corporation formed to outline specifications for a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions, announced that since its formation in Fall 2018, the organisation 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 (...

Open Security & Safety Alliance member companies to showcase innovative security solutions at ISC West 2019

The newly established Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), a non-profit, non-stock corporation formed to outline specifications for a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions, will have a significant presence at ISC West 2019 next month as nearly a dozen member companies showcase innovative security and safety solutions to propel the industry forward. Alongside founding members Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electr...

Interlogix releases TruVision Navigator version 8.0 with enhanced video streaming capabilities

Interlogix, a provider of security and life-safety solutions, introduced TruVision Navigator version 8.0. This latest release of the popular unified security software includes enhanced video streaming capabilities, integration with the Interlogix UltraSync Modular Hub systems and tighter integration with IFS networking switches. Interlogix is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. The TruVision Navigator version 8.0 system is now a 64-bit application t...

I-View Now partners with MASterMind to unveil updated and enhanced software platform

I-View Now, an award-winning monitoring station video and signaling interface, is proud to announce an updated and improved integration with monitoring station automation software platform partner, MASterMind, a division under United Technologies Corporation. This updated integration improves signaling by utilising a dedicated MASrecv I-View Now Receiver. Built in conjunction with MAS, these processes employ dedicated and proprietary signal types and signal formats which provide richer contextua...

GSX 2018 day two: Bluetooth credentials, facial recognition, IoT devices and AI

More good news for exhibitors on the second day of the Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas. Brisk attendance continued early in the day, and then slowed somewhat in the afternoon, but most comments from exhibitors were positive. Exhibitors such as Lenel were “thrilled” with the show, and noticed the steady, good traffic and lots of sales leads. Lenel’s position at the front of the hall probably helped. New developments in mobile credentialing are a big trend at GSX, an...

Edwards unveils Genesis LED G1 series of wall-mounted horns, strobes and horn/strobes at GSX 2018

Edwards introduces the next generation of Genesis notification appliances, offering installation flexibility and ultra-low electric current draws. The new energy-efficient Genesis LED G1 series of compact wall-mounted horns, strobes and horn/strobes will debut at Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-27. Edwards is part of UTC Climate Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. With minimised current draw, building owners can expect lower installed costs as syst...

Lenel’s OnGuard’s enhancements focus on unification, mobility, cybersecurity and cloud compatibility

Lenel, a provider in advanced security systems, offers an extensive set of new features and utilities with the introduction of OnGuard version 7.5. The enhanced OnGuard 7.5 access control solution deepens Lenel’s focus on unification, mobility, cybersecurity and cloud compatibility with platform updates, including enriched browser clients and a next-generation visitor management suite - all adding to its already substantial capabilities. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Securit...

EUSAS-Euralarm Conference by Airbus showcases fire detection & security in the aviation sector

EUSAS and Euralarm, hosted by Airbus, recently organised their second joint conference, which was this year on the topic of aviation safety and security. It showed once again the importance of technological development for an industry endeavoured to protect lives with a particular relevance to the aeronautics and air transport sectors. Aviation safety & security The US Federal Aviation Administration reports yearly over 100 false fire alarms on airplanes, resulting in unplanned landings an...

SIA GovSummit 2018 tackles cyber, drone & physical security issues affecting private, public & government organisations

Leaders in the security industry, government and technology gathered on June 27-28 in Washington, D.C., as the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted its 2018 GovSummit. Each year, SIA GovSummit offers top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. This year’s summit tackled key security and policy issues like moving security services to the cloud, the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for surveillance and...

Lenel provides LifeSafety Power’s ProWire systems for Onguard-connected devices

Lenel, a provider of advanced security systems, is making available LifeSafety Power’s ProWire Unified Power Systems for Lenel OnGuard-connected devices. ProWire is an innovative, next-generation access system that integrates power and panels and is pre-wired for system power, lock power and communication to eliminate hours of installation labour. Available with capabilities for Lenel OnGuard power monitoring, ProWire’s real-time data monitors the performance of network-connected p...

Lenel Systems’ OnGuard security management system safeguards U.S. Bank Stadium

As Philadelphia beat New England at U.S. Bank Stadium, fans were able to enjoy the spectacle safely, in part thanks to Lenel. As the host of major national and international events, U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota counts on Lenel to provide advanced security systems that help protect fans attending some of the world’s leading sporting events and concerts. Lenel is part of UTC Climate Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Working in such a high-profile ve...