Member companies and representatives of the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) will be present at the Intersec 2020 trade show, slated to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from January 19 – 21, 2020.
Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), an industry body comprised of leaders, influencers and innovative organizations from all facets within the security, safety and surveillance space, formed to help the industry focus on creating new value, by reducing market fragmentation and addressing common challenges.
Driving for a united digital marketplace
The association aims to bring together the industry to move forward together with one united, global approach to:
- Create harmony across security and safety solutions focused on common Operating Systems (OS) and Application Programming Interfaces (API)
- Drive the creation of one digital marketplace regardless of brand
- Define hardware and software measures to increase the levels of data security and privacy protection across brands
- Define specifications to ensure the right levels of performance
In their first full year of existence, OSSA member companies achieved a major component of the organization’s vision by creating the first common Technology Stack specification, including a vendor-agnostic Operating System (OS) hardened for the security and safety market.
Execution of third-party apps on security devices
This first big step allows for installation and execution of third-party apps on video security devices
This first big step allows for installation and execution of third-party apps on video security devices. It enables app creators to develop one single software application that is suitable for all cameras leveraging OSSA’s Technology Stack, independent of brand.
The next steps in early 2020 are:
- For the OSSA-driven digital marketplace to go live
- For camera manufacturers to introduce their first commercial versions of products leveraging OSSA’s Technology Stack
Customized functionality on security systems
The marketplace will give integrators and users the ability to easily add customized functionality to their cameras and security systems, by way of installing apps (already developed by the early adopters and available at the launch of the marketplace) on video security cameras. It’s expected additional app developers will soon contribute solutions downloadable across devices and brands.
At Intersec 2020, some OSSA member companies will showcase prototype cameras based on OSSA’s commonly defined Technology Stack. For those who would like to learn more about the vision of OSSA, its progress and how involved companies are revolutionizing the market, please visit the Hanwha Techwin booth at the Intersec 2020 event and ask for OSSA representatives for guidance.