Deploying corporate, also known as physical, security devices and information system is one thing. Managing it is a whole other ballgame. One could put cameras all over the building but you will still need to hire security personnel to monitor each of them, otherwise your security cameras will not be maximized. Physical security is indeed complex and costly. Separate security devices will mean you will have to monitor a multitude of information, all of which will need a report, analysis and correlation of the events for potential in-depth investigation to come up with an efficient resolution to a particular situation. |
PSIM or physical security information management presents the security data in a quick and user friendly interface. This software has the ability to integrate different security devices and information systems, connecting it all to a single or multiple control hub. The system continually receives data, and uses that same data as a basis for the decision making process. Also, these data provides essential information that can help resolve certain cases or situations within a company.
PSIM is considered a great advancement from the fragmented security system and outdated command and control centers that impose paper based procedure. The software is designed with a sharing ability and versatility with multiple technologies. PSIM is not a single item but a set of processes and supporting systems that collect data, analyze and correlate events, verify a detected situation, resolve the event through a step by step process, report every action, and audit the numbers recorded by the operators. These six key capabilities make PSIM a dependable physical security system that helps increase situational awareness. It empowers security personnel to proactively resolve any identified problems. With a well coordinated system and high speed sharing of information, the central control hub is able to monitor everything through a comprehensible user interface with its easy to digest format.
PSIM increases the security and at the same time reduces the cost of expenses in case a security threat arises. Since the control and command of the security applications and information devices is centralized, less number of workers are required.
Regardless of how many surveillance cameras, alarm and intrusion systems, and other security devices you have installed, if the events are not promptly correlated, security personnel are not able identify at once the real situation. PSIM is a security management solution that synthesizes the data acquired for efficient analysis and proactive response. Indeed it's a must have for all businesses and corporate organizations.
Joseph works for ISM-UK, a world pioneer in integrated security systems and physical security information management 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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