Systems integrator Diebold has been talking about the importance of APIs for years and cloud-based VMS provider Eagle Eye, which opened its doors one year ago has also been a vocal proponent of APIs.
This week, Diebold and Eagle Eye announced a national strategic alliance to deliver cloud-based video services.
The deal will allow Diebold customers to “stream and store live and recorded video, provide flexible cloud storage, and generate notification and real-time analytics.”
The alliance combines Diebold’s SaaS solution (called SecureStat—here’s a story about SecureStat) and Eagle Eye’s VMS and API interface
The service is “easy to use, scalable, secure and reliable,” Diebold says and it’s particularly suitable for multi-location customers who may want to use “local and cloud-based applications that … [integrate] IP-enabled or legacy analog cameras.”
In a statement, Eagle Eye CEO Dean Drako lauded Diebold as the “first security integrator and alarm services company to leverage the power of an open API strategy and service offering.”
He added that this API strategy "has revolutionized other industries and will do the same for the security industry.”
Diebold EVP Tony Byerly in a statement called this strategy “the future of security as we continue to leverage APIs to create a connected security program for businesses, starting with easy-to-use cloud-based video services.”
Diebold will integrate Eagle Eye's cloud VMS at its monitoring centers and customers will be able to see showcase demo applications at its Center of Excellence in Elmsford, N.Y.
At last week's TechSec conference, Diebold's Jeremy Brecher moderated an educational session about cloud-based security systems. Drako was one of the speakers on that panel discussion. Look for a report on that session in the next week.