Security and Safety Things GmbH (SAST) will be presenting new use cases for security cameras at CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11. These are the first to be developed on the basis of SAST’s open IoT ecosystem for the security industry. The use cases show the potential of the ecosystem for restaurants, airports and events. 

Within the food services sector, restaurateurs can run multiple apps and solutions on the same camera, which allows the system to count visitors and personalize solutions for customers simultaneously. 

Among the applications for airports, facility operators can set up device-independent networks with different cameras. For example, high resolution cameras from the entrance hall can be connected to simple devices from supply corridors which enable security teams to detect and track left behind objects, find the owner and alert security. 

Meanwhile, entertainment and event organizers can install and continuously update the newest solutions from around the world on their cameras with a simple plug and play process, ensuring they always have the latest algorithms for predictive control of visitor flow.

SAST will present these use cases at CES with the help of an AR animation.

“I am excited that we can demonstrate the potential of SAST at CES with the first tangible use cases,” said Hartmut Schaper, CEO of SAST. “We are working closely with the Open Security and Safety Alliance to establish our open system as an industry standard. Open standards enable vendor-independent solutions and this accelerates innovation similar to what open app stores did for smartphones. It’s new for the security industry.”

The SAST IoT ecosystem consists of: an open operating system that serves as the common basis for all components; a portal for developers with tools for development and testing; a community section for help and inspiration; an app store with ready to use apps that can be flexibly combined, and a portal for integrators that provides knowledge about innovative solutions.

These components make it possible to develop completely new solutions and implement them in use cases. SAST shows first examples at CES 2019.
The SAST ecosystem connects three trends of modern security cameras: stronger computing power enables analyses to be performed directly on the devices; the connection to the Internet is carried out at ever higher transmission rates with decreasing costs; and algorithms from AI and machine learning form the basis for completely new applications.

In addition to these trends, SAST’s open ecosystem allows flexible linking of apps. This opens up a wide range of possibilities, so that the security industry is on the threshold of a new era of innovation, AI and growth.

At CES 2019, developers and integrators will learn how to develop and deploy their own apps based on the ecosystem. SAST experts will be available for background discussions. The first partners are already developing on the basis of the SAST ecosystem.

SAST is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is part of Bosch’s strategic development of new digital growth markets. In the future, SAST wants to attract further investors and accelerate the expansion of its global ecosystem through external partners.