Power of Open Systems Highlighted at 1st Ecosystem Conference

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Bosch subsidiary Security & Safety Things (S&ST), along with a roster of industry leaders, highlighted the benefits of an open approach at the inaugural escon 2020 digital Ecosystem Conference, discussing the current successes and future developments of smart cameras and open systems.

Held virtually Nov. 10, 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, CEO, S&ST. “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, customized solutions and greater device choice for end users.

In addition to S&ST, escon 2020 speakers from industry leaders spoke on the importance of open systems and a collaborative approach. Steve Ma, vice president, Open Security & Safety Alliance and vice president of Vivotek discussed how the current market is too fragmented, causing stagnation in the industry. Harmonization across systems, Ma said, can help the industry unlock the power of data and bring value to stakeholders.

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 Centers, 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 & Co. highlighted the opportunities for the security industry, post-COVID-19, as video analytic advancements for building security, automotive and retail environments grow
  • Keven Marier, vice president, 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

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 customized solutions for transportation and harbor management, parking optimization, and healthcare and elder care facilities.

S&ST also highlighted its growing Market Application Store, which features more than 70 apps designed to address more than 32 use cases that can be customized based on customer request

You can learn more about escon 2020 and view a recorded version here.

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