Security and Safety Things GmbH, along with a roster of pioneers, highlighted the benefit of an open approach at the first ever escon 2020 digital Ecosystem Conference last week, discussing the current successes and future developments of smart cameras and open systems. Security & Safety Things (S&ST) also offered a sneak preview of 2021, which included the company’s positioning as the fastest growing app store for smart cameras and several pilot projects in various vertical markets. “This past year offered us an opportunity to work together with our partners to find new ways to leverage our open ecosystem and address the challenges facing the global market, using the growing possibilities and innovative use cases in AI-enabled smart surveillance,” said Hartmut Schaper, Chief Executive Officer, Security & Safety Things. Harmonisation across systems “We are looking forward to continuing that industry transformation in 2021, and leveraging the ingenuity of the collaborative developer community. In effect integrators will be able to offer flexible, customised solutions and greater device choice for end users." Harmonisation across systems, Ma said, can help the industry unlock the power of data and bring value to stakeholders In addition to S&ST, speakers from industry pioneers spoke on the importance of open systems and a collaborative approach. Steve Ma, VP, Open Security & Safety Alliance and VP, VIVOTEK discussed how the current market is too fragmented - which has caused stagnation in the industry. Harmonisation across systems, Ma said, can help the industry unlock the power of data and bring value to stakeholders. AI powered smart devices José Daniel Garcia Espinel, Global Innovation Director for Prosegur, presented on the use of surveillance cameras as AI powered smart devices to enable new capabilities in security monitoring and response. Espinel talked about how the combination of video surveillance, AI based processing and predictive algorithms will help to further automate the operational model of Security Operation Centres, reducing the unsustainable demands on operators to constantly monitor different screens for activity. Guest speaker highlights also included: Markus Berger-de León, Coach & Business Builder, McKinsey & Company highlighted the opportunities for the security industry, post-COVID-19 - as video analytic advancements for building security, automotive and retail environments grow Keven Marier, VP Technology Partners, Milestone discussed how an open approach offers developers different ways to infuse their technology into an ecosystem - offering more choice and flexibility to customers Vincent Poty, Digital Transformation Officer, STANLEY Security presented on the importance of turning security autonomy back to end-users, and the growing demand of a more data-centric approach Business development teams Key members of the S&ST product and business development teams provided updates on upcoming ecosystem and end user projects, including new industries of focus, such as customised solutions for transportation and harbour management, parking optimisation, and healthcare and elder care facilities. S&ST also highlighted their growing Market Application Store - featuring 70+ apps designed to address more than 32 use cases that can be customised based on customer request.
Security and Safety Things GmbH will host escon 2020, the Security & Safety Things (S&ST) Ecosystem Conference 2020, to be held from 3 - 5:30 pm CET on November 10. The industry conference will provide a forum for leaders in security, open platforms and digital transformation to discuss their outlook on market conditions and perspectives on the future of smart cameras. The free, virtual event will also offer a year-in-review and an outlook for 2021. Fastest growing app store “As our industry events move to a digital format, we are very pleased to have assembled this roster of distinguished speakers, who will share expert views on how end users and integrators can leverage emerging open IoT platforms to enhance business functions and adopt other innovations ripe for use,” said Hartmut Schaper, chief executive officer, Security & Safety Things. We will also be offering insight into our own open IoT Platform with the industry’s fastest growing app store" “We will also be offering insight into our own open IoT Platform with the industry’s fastest growing app store for smart cameras and our plans for the years and months to come.” Key members of the S&ST product and business development teams will provide updates on upcoming ecosystem and end user projects, while Schaper will conclude with an outlook to 2021. AI powered smart devices Guest speaker highlights include: Markus Berger-de León, Coach & Business Builder, McKinsey & Company on how AI and machine learning propel video analytics beyond security Keven Marier, VP Technology Partners, Milestone on how an open approach provides integrators and end-customers the highest flexibility possible José Daniel Garcia Espinel, Global Innovation Director, Prosegur on surveillance cameras as AI powered smart devices for the future of security Steve Ma, VP, Open Security & Safety Alliance and EVP, VIVOTEK on how to lift the value potential of the entire industry through an open platform approach Vincent Poty, Digital Transformation Officer, STANLEY Security on how end-users can claim back control over their security