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 (SoC) companies.

We’re extremely pleased OSSA is drawing strong support from progressive companies across various sectors, as our purpose is to all start from a common platform business model to spur innovation and add real value for customers and users as they manage and monitor property, people and surrounding circumstances,” said Johan Jubbega, President, Open Security & Safety Alliance.

Each new member brings diverse insight and expertise to the bigger picture we’re working to bring into focus for stakeholders in the security, safety, building automation solutions and associated industries.

OSSA member roster

The Open Security & Safety Alliance’s five founding companies – Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric and VIVOTEK Inc. – today are working alongside 15 inventive international players that currently comprise the OSSA member roster:

OSSA Member

 Business Focus

Aitek

Management Software Provider

Ambarella Inc.

SoC Manufacturer

AndroVideo Inc.

Video Surveillance Device Manufacturer

Anixter Inc.

Distributor

HiSilicon Technologies Co., LTD

SoC Manufacturer

Hunt Electronic

Video Surveillance Device Manufacturer

Kings Secure Technologies

Installation/Commissioning Services

NetApp Inc.

Recording/Storage Device Manufacturer

QUALCOMM Incorporated

SoC Manufacturer

Security & Safety Things GmbH (SAST)

Service Provider

SOCIONEXT Inc.

Video Surveillance Device Manufacturer

Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.

Imaging Products & Solutions

Topview Optronics Corp.

Video Surveillance Device Manufacturer

Wavestore Global Ltd

Management Software Provider

United Technologies

Access Control Device Manufacturer

Differentiating security and safety use cases

Workgroups have been instrumental in launching key programs throughout the past six months. To support the Alliance’s mission to drive the development of differentiating security and safety use cases – including those utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning – members have already achieved valuable outputs including:

  • Specification of a common Technology Stack to cater to innovation and reduce market fragmentation
  • Definition of a common and vendor-agnostic operating system (OS) that together with the Technology Stack will fuel the development of value-added solutions for customers and users
  • Description of a common market approach to data security and privacy
  • Establishment of an ecosystem of like-minded companies
  • Keynote speeches at Milestone’s Integration Platform Symposium and VIP customer events in the U.S., EMEA and Asia-Pacific region
  • First prototype cameras based on the commonly defined Technology Stack and OS have been realized and will be showcased at ISC West 2019

Benefits of joining OSSA

The Alliance is designed to include everyone and offers membership levels to meet the needs of companies big or small. Benefits of joining OSSA include access to the Alliance framework and the ability to connect, discuss, influence and collaborate with other Alliance members to steer change for the betterment of the industry.

Together, OSSA members are 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 across products, solutions and services.

Visitors for ISC West are invited to hear first-hand about the benefits of OSSA membership. Many members will be exhibiting at the event.

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