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NOV 2018

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12 Security Dealer & Integrator / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com November 2018 SECURITY WATCH BY PAUL ROTHMAN Event Report: GSX 2018 SAST’s New Approach to Video Bosch-backed startup unveils unique slant on how disparate video surveillance systems can operate at GSX SAST (Security and Safety Things) is a start-up founded and initially funded by Bosch, which was unveiled at GSX with the goal of creating an IoT platform for the video surveillance industry based on the Android Operating System. This platform also includes an environment for app development and an app store for deployment with the accompanying infrastructure. Initial implementations are focusing on video surveillance cameras running on SAST’s platform. SAST plans to generate revenues by operating the application marketplace including the commercial back-end, and participating in the app revenue. “(It) will be a more standardized platform available across different manufacturers so that app developers can innovate faster and have a much broader market to go to,” Hartmut Schaper, SAST’s CEO, told SD&I Editorial Director Steve Lasky on the show floor. “This industry is ready for change,” Schaper continued. “I think major innovation of software and artificial intelligence can be done better on the edge, on the cameras, or on IoT devices, because it is much closer to the source of the sensor data.” According to Schaper, SAST plans to provide the operating system free of charge to members of the new Open Security & Safety Alliance, which was founded by Bosch, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco and Vivotek and also unveiled at GSX with the goal of bringing together organizations to create a common operating system, single IoT infrastructure and standardized interfaces to address data security, accelerate innovation and support new business models, such as Software as a Service (learn more about the alliance at www.securityinfowatch.com/12431600). Once that operating system is established, SAST will provide “an app store where application developers don’t have to know what camera they are developing for, or from which manufacturer,” Schaper explains. “This app can be deployed across multiple cameras, for multiple manufacturers in a uniform way – really accelerating innovation on the software side.” Schaper projects that camera manufacturers will begin to launch SAST-enabled cameras in 2019. ■ Listen to the full interview with Hartmut Schaper live from GSX: www.SecurityInfoWatch.com/12431453 “Our goal is to elevate the basic security level of the industry by providing the system to anyone who wants to join the (Open Security & Safety Alliance) for free. There is no bias on who can or cannot join,” explains Hartmut Schaper, CEO of the newly established SAST. GSX Hosts 20,000 in Las Vegas ASIS reports attendance increase for first edition of rebranded event ASIS International is reporting a 15 percent increase in paid attendance for the Global Security Exchange (GSX) over last year’s ASIS Expo, with a total of 20,000 attendees. A reimagined expo hall featured immersive learning opportunities on three new X-Learning stages, as well as experiential demos in the D3: Drones, Droids and Defense learning theater. As the show concluded, ASIS International announced that next year’s GSX show will be in Chicago. Photo: ASIS International

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