Anixter said recently that it has joined the Open Security and Safety Alliance, a new partnership of security, safety and building automation organizations.
“Across all segments of our business, our customers are demanding technologies that empower their connected buildings and smart spaces,” said Anixter’s CEO Bill Galvin in a statement. “These transformative environments have increased in scale and complexity with the rapid adoption of IoT and open architectures. We believe the Alliance will play an integral role in propelling the security, safety and building automation industries to help our customers drive innovation and operational efficiency.”
When it launched in September, the alliance described itself as “a non-profit, non-stock corporation that brings together like-minded organizations to outline specifications for a common standardized platform for security and safety solutions, which are accessible for everyone. The organization represents companies in the security, safety, building automation solutions and associated industries.”
The OSSA was founded by Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric and VIVOTEK. Other new members include Ambarella, AndroVideo, Kings Secure Technologies, Wavestore Global, SOCIONEXT, Topview Optronics, Aitek S.p.A. and Security and Safety Things GmbH (SAST).