The OSE’s focus is to facilitate optimal security and operational efficiencies while respecting organization-specific operational requirements.

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“We are pleased to join and help lead an organization that will help drive standards in our industry and improve the overall value and experience of security solutions for our customers,” said Jim Clark, GE Infrastructure Security’s vice president, global marketing.

“No longer content to monitor and manage separate systems for security and facility management, corporate security and technology managers want to consolidate and integrate solutions for access control, fire alarm, video surveillance, factory alarms and HVAC control.”

Effective security management will result in accurate detection of threats and attacks, consistent definition and enforcement of security policies, and enhanced organizational collaboration.

“The security industry’s current reliance on proprietary technologies and platforms inhibits innovation and the assimilation of emerging technologies,” said <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Clark.

“The limitations of proprietary technologies plague too many systems. This is self-defeating for the security industry, creates major problems for security dealers and integrators and hinders end users from having flexible, scalable security platforms that cost-effectively protect their people and assets.”