Diebold showcases 'Development Zone Portal'
24 September 2013 | 1431 views | 0
Just five months after introduction, Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is unveiling the industry's first Development Zone Portal to enable security partners and end users to leverage its innovative SecureStat® solution.
The security leader is also enhancing SecureStat with the addition of a variety of in-demand functionalities.
Introduced during ISC West in April 2013, SecureStat is part of Diebold's roadmap to connected security services. The Web-based, product-agnostic solution was created to improve the end-user experience and provide a more cohesive, enterprise-focused environment for security management. Recent enhancements make SecureStat more than a single interface for security command and control. Now, the solution also serves as a powerful platform for creating intelligence - uniting information from both security and administrative systems, such as those for enterprise resource planning.
Like SecureStat, the Development Zone Portal was inspired by the collision of consumer and professional expectations for technology and usability. It's based on current technology strategies being used by some of today's most forward-thinking companies, such as Salesforce.com and Google. The SecureStat Development Zone Portal includes application program interfaces (APIs), as well as the documentation, sample code, instructions and inventory of discrete capabilities and services available to be written to. Ultimately, it is intended to help partners and customers create a more enterprise-focused model for richer collaboration and more meaningful information across departments, sites and even organizations.
"From the beginning, our vision for SecureStat was to create an open ecosystem built on APIs for the expansion of security management and information-sharing capabilities," said Jeremy Brecher, vice president, technology, electronic security. "By leveraging APIs and the 'Internet of Things' approach and architecture, we're improving connectedness for our partners and customers."
For security technology partners, the SecureStat Development Zone Portal enables integration of functionalities into SecureStat with technologies such as video, intrusion and access control. The devcess control. The development portal can also be leveraged to innovate more quickly and push out new technologies to customers. For Diebold customers, the portal serves as a vehicle to access available commands, as well as send and retrieve critical information - from both security and enterprise systems - via the solution's APIs. And because SecureStat enables interoperability among hardware, software, monitoring and other management services, it helps overcome challenges integrating with other technology, systems or brands.
"The SecureStat Development Zone Portal is unique within the security industry," Brecher said. "It's the key to optimizing information sharing, accelerating functionality upgrades, customizing to end-user environments and maximizing choice in the selection of equipment, technology and services."
Influenced by both Diebold's SecureStat strategic roadmap, as well as feedback from SecureStat customers, Diebold has also added a variety of new capabilities to the tool, including:
• Expanded technology partners and functionality around arming, disarming and modifying PINs
• A unique "look-in" integration with Videofied to deliver video clips and images
• A fire alarm module that provides recent activity data for both fire and trouble conditions
• Inventory, document and asset management information linked to specific sites or the entire enterprise
• Integrated online service request capabilities, entering service requests directly into the service dispatch queue for immediate logging and action
• Weather alerts, providing warning of weather conditions that could impact the security operation and integrating them with the end user's interactive site maps
• Integration with Diebold's Monitoring Centers, enabling end users to run advanced reports and custom scheduling while placing systems "on test"
"We're committed to continuing the aggressive development of SecureStat to ensure our customers and partners realize its full potential," said Tony Byerly, executive vice president, electronic security. "Even in the short time since its introduction at ISC West, the solution has rapidly evolved. This validates our approach to building a unique architecture that would enable us to innovate quickly."
Diebold SecureStat is currently in use with both financial and commercial customers. The SecureStat Development Zone Portal and new SecureStat capabilities are being demonstrated at the 2013 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-26 in Chicago.