Second App Challenge launched by Security & Safety Things

The second App Challenge from Security & Safety Things GmbH has just been announced to reportedly spur creative development in video analytic applications. On 26th April, participants will have the opportunity to submit app proposals that address specific security, safety and business optimisation use cases in the retail, transportation, stadiums and entertainment as well as healthcare verticals.

“While many vertical markets share a core set of operational needs, individual organisations also have unique requirements based on the nuances of their location, customer base or other circumstances,” said Adam Wynne, head of the Security & Safety Things Innovation Accelerator based in Pittsburgh. “We are calling on the collective creativity and unique perspectives of the developer community to help solve distinct customer challenges, whether that’s a standalone solution or one based on a combination of different applications.”

The Designed to run on smart cameras, the apps will be using the Security & Safety Things open camera operating system and S&ST open IoT platform; enabling cameras to run a variety of applications simultaneously to perform different functions. The camera OS is based on the developer-friendly Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

A variety of systems integrators responded to an S&ST survey for this year’s challenge, asking for customer needs and challenges in the four vertical market categories. Based on this feedback, developers will be tasked with creating innovative video analytics applications to address a host of different use cases.

These include:

  • Unmanned aerial detection for drones and other flying objects in stadiums, or during large events
  • Cargo protection for the detection of vandalism and theft in parking lots and other facilities
  • Hygiene and PPE checks in healthcare facilities, as well as anomaly detection for unusual behaviour in elder-care facilities
  • Customer conversion and ‘out of stock’ analytics in retails spaces
  • Suspicious behaviour analytics for the detection of fighting or stealing

Three winners will be chosen by a jury of 20 integrators and will be awarded individual prizes of €10,000 each. The winners will also be invited to showcase their solution at the Security & Safety Things (S&ST) booth at an upcoming event, depending on the COVID-19 situation. All participating developers will be able to benefit from various co-marketing opportunities with Security & Safety Things throughout the duration of the challenge.

Developers can apply by submitting their proposals by 26th April on:


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