At a time when the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly evolving, and with it the aggregation of data, Kings Secure Technologies – the UK’s largest independent fire and security solutions specialist – has become an early member of the newly-formed Open Security & Safety Alliance.
The Open Security & Safety Alliance brings together organisations from around the globe, notably Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric and VIVOTEK, who will outline specifications for a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions accessible to all. Currently, security and safety solutions are fragmented due to the lack of a collaborative approach to common challenges including cyber security and operating systems. This is holding back innovation and seamless integration.
“As the first UK security integrator involved in the Alliance, this is a fantastic opportunity for Kings to facilitate significant change in the security industry through an open source platform,” said Darren Gamage, Kings’ Chief Operating Officer. “We’re excited to be working alongside the other Alliance members and focusing on innovation and developments that will add real value for our customers.”
About the Open Security & Safety Alliance
Over the last year, the founding members Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric and VIVOTEK have been working closely together and holding discussions with over 50 companies, varying from early adopters to established technology companies, in order to verify initial concepts.
System integrators and distributors have been consulted to ensure that the Alliance covers the needs of all relevant parties. This initial input will help in shaping the standards and specifications that will eventually be consolidated in the Alliance’s framework.
Starting off with the five founding members and early adopters including Ambarella, Anixter, AndroVideo, Kings Secure Technologies and NetApp, the global Open Security & Safety Alliance will focus on building standards, specifications, Best Practice, references and implementation guidelines.
Together, the members of the Alliance can combine knowledge, expertise and experience in order to achieve mutual goals and create a new approach to the market.
*More information about membership details and the activities of the Alliance can be found online at www.opensecurityandsafetyalliance.org