Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) is a type of software that was introduced to physical security in 2006. The major design feature of PSIM is the integration of multiple separate security applications and devices and centralizing its operation in a single or multiple control hub. PSIM gathers and analyzes the data collected by various security applications from video, sensors, analytics, and other information devices that are part of the physical security integration. It allows the personnel to work efficiently as far as physical security is concerned. PSIM not only provides the security personnel a clear visual and identification of events, but the system also empowers them to take full control of any given situation. PSIM provides the platform where your security staff can proactively deal with any security situation - monitoring the events all while coming up with a plan of action and ultimately doing it. |
PSIM has six major capabilities, of which an organization can maximize in a complete software system:
Collection of information from a number of disparate security applications and information devices.
Analysis of the monitored data, figuring its correlation which eventually leads to the identifying of the situation.
Verification of the event through a comprehensive user interface that feeds the personnel with the collected and correlated data.
Resolution through the standard operating procedures and coordinated instructions that are included in the system’s format.
Reporting of every detail, from the smallest steps or actions to the major situations, all subjected for reporting and necessary thorough investigation.
Trailing the performance of the operator from the manner they interact with the system, perform manual adjustment, and resolve any events that call for action.
The advancement of PSIM over other forms of physical security is the capability to bring together a number of security applications all into a single centralized system. Unlike other forms of integration that connects with only a few number of products, PSIM can work with multiple devices and information systems, gathering and presenting information in a high-speed and comprehensible format. Unlike other programs which are often limited when it comes to product models it can work with, the software can work flawlessly with a multitude of manufacturers. The most important feature of a physical security solution is its ability to connect with other technologies, including the software’s versatility with various products and security systems. Otherwise, the greater use and value of the system integration will not be maximized.
Joseph works for ISM-UK, a world pioneer in integrated security systems and PSIM solutions. ISM are the UK's leading developer of integrated security management and, intercom and cell call systems. In his spare time he enjoys the finer things in life, including travelling and dining out.
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