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Security and Safety Things opens app challenge for developers

Press Release

17 Apr 2020

App Challenge for Developers

● Application developers can propose innovative applications for the company’s camera operating system based on Android Open Source Project
● Deadline to submit proposals for solving use cases in three defined verticals is May 6th, 2020
● Time for development of the app(s) until July 31st, 2020; afterwards the Jury will review and rate all uploaded apps from the challenge on the Security and Safety Things Application Store and choose the best 3 apps (winners)
● Three winners will be selected to win a cash price of 10 000€ each and showcase their solution on the Security and Safety Things booth at GSX 2020 or a similar event depending on the COVID-19 situation

Munich Apr. 15th, 2020 — Security and Safety Things GmbH has launched its App-Challenge, a contest offering developers the chance to present their solutions to leading industry players and compete for 3 x 10 000€ in prize money as well as the opportunity to present their winning application on the Security and Safety Things booth at GSX 2020 in September or a similar event depending on the COVID-19 situation. All developed applications will be listed on the company’s open Application Store where they can be purchased by integrators and end users to be deployed in live projects.

Participating developers must hand in a proposal for an app solution by May 6th, 2020 that solves one of several use cases in the retail, transportation or manufacturing sector. Developers can submit multiple proposals if they’d like to participate in more than one vertical. Use cases include:

• Dynamic privacy masking for cashiers
• Shopping cart analytics
• Spill detection
• Shoplifting detection

Transportation & Smart Cities:
• Social distancing and protective equipment (identify groups, presence of masks and gloves)
• Suspicious behavior detection
• Train platform analysis

Manufacturing & Logistics:
• Digitizing analogue industrial gauges, water levels and meters
• Barcode reader (1d/2d)
• Smoke & Fire Detection

A jury of experts including Securitas, G4S, Kings Secure Technologies, Bosch, Ateksis, Convergint Technologies, Vision Technologies and Security and Safety Things will review the proposals and select the best and most innovative proposals for each category to enter the App Challenge. The chosen Developers will then receive a reference camera and will have time until end of July to develop the proposed applications and upload them to the Application Store of Security and Safety Things.

The jury will then test all uploaded applications and choose the best three applications and therefore winners of the App Challenge, who will be announced later in August and win prize money of 10 000€.

Throughout the whole duration of the challenge, participating developers will be able to benefit from various co-marketing opportunities with Security and Safety Things.

Developers can apply by submitting their proposals by May 6th, 2020 on https://info.securityandsafetythings.com/app-challenge-2020


Security and Safety Things and BOSCH
Security and Safety Things 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, Security and Safety Things wants to attract further investors and accelerate the expansion of its global ecosystem through external partners.


Contact person for press enquiries:

Fabio Marti, Security and Safety Things

Mobile +49 172 2497100



Andrea Gural, Eclipse Media Group on behalf of Security and Safety Things

Mobile +1 207 233 7507



Security and Safety Things GmbH)

Security and Safety Things operates an open IoT ecosystem that connects camera manufacturers, SoC providers, application developers, VMS providers, and systems integrators on an open IoT platform. Its goal is to accelerate the speed of innovation for security cameras and applications that make use of AI and computer vision. To achieve this the company offers a free and open operating system for security cameras, a development tool kit for app developers and a device management portal as well as an application store for integrators. Security and Safety Things GmbH is based in Munich, Germany and has been on the market since September 2018..

Bosch Group (Robert Bosch GmbH)

As a leading IoT company, the Bosch Group offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries.

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