New Security Alliance Provides Governments With Interoperable Security Solutions
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada—IP video solutions provider March Networks, along with a group of leading physical security and telecommunications providers, has formed the Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA). The alliance will focus on providing governments around the world with interoperable, citywide security solutions that can be rapidly deployed, easily managed and will enable instant coordination for dramatically improved public safety and emergency response.
City, municipal and state governments must equip their emergency teams to prevent, respond to and recover from disasters and threats in an informed and timely manner. As a result, IMS Research and Infonetics Research projects that investment in citywide security solutions is expected to reach $5.7 billion by 2014. Approximately $3.2 billion is estimated to be dedicated to networked video surveillance functions within critical public concerns including utilities, hospitals and all forms of transportation.
In an effort to offer government agencies a flexible platform that will allow them to collaborate more effectively among other government organizations, SCTA aims to work with systems integrators and consultants to deliver end-to-end wireless communications, video surveillance, sensor monitoring, mass notification and telecollaboration capabilities.
“We are seeing increasing global interest in these types of secure city initiatives, as governments begin to modernize their telecommunications and security infrastructure, says March Networks President and CEO Peter Strom. “In response, we have formed SCTA to bring together best-of-breed telecommunications and security suppliers for integrated city surveillance solutions that are fast to deploy, reliable and easy to manage. We look forward to working with our partner members to introduce these innovative solutions to our markets and help our customers maximize the potential of their IP video surveillance networks.”
Other founding alliance members include: BelAir Networks, Benbria, Bridgewater Systems, DragonWave Inc., Mitel, Solace Systems and Wesley Clover Group.
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