Open Platform Versus API What You Need to Know – An Open Platform Video, Alarm, and Event Monitoring Software Solution is a new way of integrating with alarm monitoring services instead of a traditional API, which has been around for a long time. Open Platform solutions can monitor, control, and manage video streams, alarm sensors, and IoT devices without relying on customized APIs.
This article will review what an open platform and API are. Moreover, we will discuss why open platforms are more effective than a traditional API.
What are Open Platforms?
Open Platforms for video, alarm, and event monitoring enable central stations, dispatch centers, and security operation centers to monitor a client’s security sensors without developing an API. An Open Platform provides a user-friendly application that pulls information from unlimited devices or sensors.
The main benefit of an Open Platform is that it simplifies interoperability, and communications, while providing unlimited integration opportunities for commercial, enterprise, and home central monitoring station services. Moreover, Open Platforms offer the ability to easily set up alerts, detect and record movement, sound, and other events based on pre-established rules that notify the central station and end-user in the event of an alarm.
What is an API?
Traditional API is software that provides access to data from one application or service for use in another application or service.
With an API solution, a developer can use the features of another service or application in their app. They can also use the data from one service in another app they are developing. It can be used for many purposes, such as data integration, data synchronization, or even for making an application talk with another application.
The API solution for alarm and video monitoring services integrates third-party devices, applications, and data into a company’s system allowing its products to integrate with other systems.
Why are Open Platforms more beneficial than API?
The open platform video and alarm monitoring software solution is a much more efficient way to monitor your video feeds. It has many features that the traditional API does not have, such as remote viewing of your cameras, one-click access to live footage from any camera on your system, and real-time notifications when motion or sound are detected.
The open API platform also provides a single interface for all devices and services. The user does not need to jump between several interfaces to access their data, saving time and effort.
Why MATRIX INTERACTIVE’s Open Platform is The Best Choice
The NEW DICE MATRIX INTERACTIVE’s Open Platform is the best choice for central monitoring stations, security operation procedures services, and dispatch centers because it simplifies interoperability with sensors, devices, cameras, and video streaming.
- It offers a wide range of monitoring solutions.
- It is compatible with all major brands of IP cameras.
- It can easily be customized to suit the needs of different customers.
- It has an intuitive interface.
- The installation process is simple and easy to use.
- It’s cloud-based, so you don’t need to worry about upgrades.
- Our SAAS cloud-based solutions reside in our UL 827A Active-Active Data Centers
To learn more about our open platform cloud solutions or AI-powered MATRIX INTERACTIVE video monitoring solutions, contact us today to schedule a virtual demo.
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Author: Avi Lupo, Co-President DICE Corporation