The application of innovative technologies over the past years has changed the manner of the performance of surveillance and security functions. This change has led into a new and well defined category, Physical Security Information Management (PSIM). PSIM is a technology that converges video surveillance and other security systems together with IT reporting and security. It uses business reasoning in reducing relevant information for: 1.) the improvement of communication, reporting and collaboration of cross-organizations, 2.) building complete security positions and 3.) action and analysis. It also provides a more useful and flexible way to manage security events and the details that are needed to respond to such incidents compared to old command center solutions. |
Physical Security Information Management integration allows numerous organizational advantages and benefits that include increased control, management reporting and situational awareness. These solutions to their problems enable the organization to reduce expenditures by improving the department's efficiency. With the incorporation of Standard Operating Procedures, some of the latest programs suit and give a comprehensive PSIM solution and can fortify critical infrastructure, transportation and urban systems. One latest modification of this product incorporates a wide range of security devices, which include acoustic devices, UAVs, CBRN detection system, intelligent fencing, various imaging devices like FLIR, and access control.
All of the data received is indexed and stored within an industry standard, analyzed and sent to a database to be assessed when there are threats. A security database was developed to enable accurate and rapid searching of different data when needed. Using broad proprietary software libraries which are developed by the analysis of operational systems within a fifteen year of period, the data will be processed and the threat level assessed.
Some advanced companies have introduced a modified user boundary in making the best use of the Physical System Information Management software’s increased capabilities. The interface integrates geo-referenced displays with conservative mimic diagrams in order to confirm effective presentation of all the security information.
Here are some key features that must be considered for Physical Security Information Management:
Automated threat assessments
Full control of room competences
All data must be stored in relational database
All information must be displayed on the map Computer aided dispatch through hand held devices
Target tracking, three dimensional scene reconstruction and behavioral analysis
Automated recording and sensor scope assessment
Complete integration of sensors like fences, FLIR, UAV, CBRN and access control
Reasonable price and must be field proven
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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