NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just five months after introduction, Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is unveiling the security industry's first Development Zone Portal to enable partners and end users to leverage its innovative SecureStat® solution. The security leader is also enhancing SecureStat with the addition of a variety of in-demand functionalities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080725/DIEBOLDLOGO) Introduced in April 2013, SecureStat is part of Diebold's roadmap to connected security services. The Web-based, product-agnostic solution was created to improve the end-user experience and provide a more cohesive, enterprise-focused environment for security management. Now, the solution also serves as a powerful platform for creating intelligence – uniting information from both security and administrative systems, such as those for enterprise resource planning. The SecureStat Development Zone Portal includes application program interfaces (APIs), as well as the documentation, sample code, instructions and inventory of discrete capabilities and services available to be written to. Ultimately, it is intended to help partners and customers create a more enterprise-focused model for richer collaboration and more meaningful information across departments, sites and even organizations. "From the beginning, our vision for SecureStat was to create an open ecosystem built on APIs for the expansion of security management and information-sharing capabilities," said Jeremy Brecher, vice president, technology, electronic security. "By leveraging APIs and the 'Internet of Things' approach and architecture, we're improving connectedness for our partners and customers." The SecureStat Development Zone Portal enables security partners to integrate functionalities into SecureStat with technologies such as video, intrusion and access control. For Diebold customers, the portal serves as a vehicle to access available commands, as well as send and retrieve critical information – from both security and enterprise systems – via the solution's APIs. "We're committed to continuing the aggressive development of SecureStat to ensure our customers and partners realize its full potential," said Tony Byerly, executive vice president, electronic security. "Even in the short time since its introduction, the solution has rapidly evolved. This validates our approach to building a unique architecture that would enable us to innovate quickly." Diebold SecureStat is currently in use with both financial and commercial customers.