Founded by ECKey and OpenWays, an introduction to MPSIA will be held
May 13 during IFSEC in Birmingham, UK; All companies involved in the mobile-based security field are encouraged to join the association
Birmingham —MAY 4TH, 2010—Two leading companies in the field of mobile-based security solutions have formed a new organization to promote the benefits of using mobile/cell phones as a new component of the security industry (including access credentials, video monitoring and tracking services) and as a security component to users. The Mobile Phone Security Industry Assn. (www.MobilePhoneSIA.org), founded by Chicago-based OpenWays (www.openways.com) and US-based ECKey Corp. (www.ECKey.com), will be introduced at the International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference (www.ifsec.co.uk/conference) May 13 at 2:30 p.m. in Hall 4 Seminar Theatre at the NEC Birmingham, UK.
With 4.4 billion cell phones in use around the globe and the growing demand for cell phone-based security solutions, founders, Nick Willis, ECKey CEO and Pascal Metivier, OpenWays CEO, say they believe the security industry is in need of such a group to organize itself and establish/define standards and certifications, along with a code of ethics, related to mobile/cell phone use in the security environment.
“At OpenWays, we feel it is essential to get this rapidly-growing industry sector organized from the outset," Metivier said. "Therefore we are committed to developing MPSIA and encourage all companies involved with mobile phone security solutions -- that is, any company leveraging cell/mobile phone technologies to offer security-related solutions -- to join this assembly."
The first MPSIA board meeting will take place May 11 during IFSEC.
"The sheer volume of the cell phones sold today drives the adoption of new technologies within many industries including security, and this is a key reason why we believed forming this group was so critical," said Willis, who will conduct the MPSIA introductory session at IFSEC. "All security professionals -- including mobile/cell phone security solution system integrators and professional users -- are invited to attend the session at IFSEC and assist in shaping new industry standards and credentials to hold everyone accountable by becoming members."
For more information on MPSIA and joining the association, contact Nick Willis at +1 650 492 5515
. or Pascal Metivier at + 33 6 85 622 306 /
OpenWays is a global solution provider of mobile-based access-management and security solutions. With offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Seoul and Paris, OpenWays provides technology solutions allowing for the secure issuance and delivery of access rights and keys process via any cell phone operating on any network. The OpenWays solution is truly unique as it built on the concept of credential dematerialization. The OpenWays mobile room key solution works on ALL the 4 billion cell phones in service in the world today. For more information, please contact Pascal Metivier at + 33 6 85 622 306 or email
or Barb Worcester at +1 440 930 5770 or email
ECKey is a Bluetooth design and development company that enables any Bluetooth device to act as a secure key to unlock your car, house, garage door, office, alarms system, or access control system. You can even use it to pay for your coffees. Our intellectual property is the software and electronics installed in the electronic lock. Our business model is to both license our core technology to global companies, as well as sell finished Bluetooth enabled security products. For more information visit www.ECKey.com.