Honeywell announced it is developing new strategic relationships with security manufacturers to increase interoperability among third-party IP systems. Earlier this year, the company formed the Honeywell Open Technology Alliance, dedicated to sharing IP technology and forging effective collaborations. Alliance members include Arquero, IProNet, Milestone Systems, Sureview Systems, Tridium and 3VR Security. There are several integrations currently in progress with other members.
As part of the Alliance, Honeywell works with other security and IT manufacturers to integrate their network cameras and systems with its flagship video management system). Likewise, third-party cameras, such as Axis, Panasonic, Pelco, Sony and other manufacturers can integrate into the VMS.
“Our devices are more compatible with management platforms from other vendors,” said Don Roberts, Leader of Strategic Corporate Accounts for Honeywell. “The compatibility offers integrators increased choice and flexibility when designing security systems and ultimately driving value for the end user. Our commitment to enabling IP security is vital to meeting industry demands for integrated security, situational awareness and operational efficiency.”
As IP technology is incorporated into new designs, the standards embraced by the Open Technology Alliance enable manufacturers to bring new products to market more quickly, giving end users a wider choice of solutions to solve their security issues. “Open standards enable end users to integrate our products with their system without requiring expensive customization,” said Honeywell's Tom Brodsky, who participates in the PSIA video analytics working group.