“We are husbands, fathers, neighbours and business owners. We know the need for security and we know how to design and implement it”

The traditional electronic security industry, whose origins are rooted in the burglar alarm, is now moving very rapidly toward more complex networked systems and information management. IT professionals and physical security need to work closely together to manage and deliver efficient and risk appropriate security systems for the benefit of our customers.

As the security and reliability of the Internet and the services offered over it matures, there is a movement toward shared services. Some of the shared services are manifested in technology offerings that have such characteristics as fast implementation, reduced operational expense, and a multi-tenant model sharing common computing resources.

The common terminology for this is Cloud Computing, and that’s where Open Road Systems comes in. We use our years of experience in the Security Industry to take advantage of the increased technology, continuity, reliability and this increases the business benefits to our customers.

Software as a service (SAAS) and cloud computing is defined by the NIST as:

“Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models.”

We have structured the service models to Cloud Software as a Service (SAAS) and Cloud Platform as a Service (PAAS) to allow us to supply our valued customers with the systems they require at a price they can afford.

SAAS is the capability provided to the consumer to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through a thin client interface such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email). The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user specific application configuration settings.

PAAS is the capability provided to the consumer to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly application hosting environment configurations.

These types of systems provide the end user a more cost effective ownership model with numerous benefits.