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 now 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 IP cameras and systems with its flagship MAXPRO® video management system (VMS). Likewise, third-party cameras, such as Axis, Panasonic, Pelco, Sony and other manufacturers can integrate into MAXPRO VMS.

Honeywell is also involved in the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA), a global consortium of physical security manufacturers and integrators focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices across every segment of the industry. The company is actively involved in the four working groups relating to security products: IP Video, Video Analytics, Recording and Content Management, and Area Control (Access/Intrusion). To date, more than 1,200 industry professionals have downloaded PSIA’s specifications.

The company is also an active member of ONVIF and will be introducing products compliant with the ONVIF standard. Honeywell strongly supports open architecture design, and the company’s involvement in the PSIA and ONVIF initiatives formalizes its commitment to developing interoperability that will bring IP solutions to market more quickly.

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