What Exactly is an API?

Honovich, John
August 2008
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Aug2008, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p48
Trade Publication
The article offers information on application programming interface (API) relative to physical security in the U.S. It states that the goal of API is to allow different applications to work together, integrating a digital-network video recorder (DVR/NVR) with an access control system, alarm system with a central monitoring system, among others. It adds that understanding the use of API will help maximize the value of system integration. INSET: Video in Hands of Others.


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