PSIA Steps into Access Control and Intrusion for More Interoperability

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) will host a reception to demonstrate the final pieces of its security suite of specifications. Arecont Vision, Hikvision, Honeywell, IQinVision, ObjectVideo, Tyco and UTC Fire & Security will demonstrate products relying on five PSIA specifications to support systems interoperability.

The networking event is an opportunity for all industry stakeholders to view PSIA specifications in action and see first-hand the benefits of the PSIA security systems approach to interoperability. The PSIA Area Control working group will feature its area control specification v.8, the final set of applications needed for broad physical security systems interoperability.

“Interoperability for physical security has been a high priority for our company,” said Ken Addy, VP of Engineering for Honeywell Security Group. “The PSIA has established a strong position in this effort by bringing together the major stakeholders to provide an open and collaborative environment, while taking into consideration the critical elements necessary to achieve effective and open-system architecture,” Addy said.

“It's important to consider market needs when designing a systems solution,” said Chuck Hutzler, VP of Product Management at Tyco Security Products. “In addition to soliciting participation from the manufacturers involved in creating specifications, the PSIA also reaches out to architects, consultants and systems integrators, who have provided essential input to define solutions that effectively support customers.”

Since its inception in 2008, the PSIA has achieved a number of important milestones including the first IP video specification and subsequent specifications to support storage, analytics, access and intrusion. In addition, the introduction of a common metadata and event model and common security specification will allow IP-based physical security products to communicate without the need for custom software integration.
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