In a world where physical and property safety can hardly be assured at all times, the need to make use of a comprehensive security network has become a necessity. In this regard, one security model that has been gaining prominence are the physical security information management systems (PSIM). |
An acronym for Physical Security Information Management, the PSIM has largely been marketed as a next generation security model. This is more or less an accurate description of this particular security software as it has been able to achieve what other systems have yet to accomplish. This has to do with the seamless integration of unconnected security measures and allowing them to work together without encountering any form of difficulty.
Security in the modern-day setting has involved the active participation of information technology. However, this has had issues with a number of applications such that in many instances, the tendency is to limit the use of technology with regard to the involvement of different vendors as well as programmers.
As a result, while various security hardware and software devices have become available in the market, many businesses often take a more cautious approach when it comes to using them for fear that these might cause existing systems to suffer significant damage. When this happens, these businesses will obviously have to deal with the costs of repairing the system or replacing them altogether.
This is one aspect of security that the PSIM concept wants to address. With its high degree of interoperability features, the software will not readily cause existing security systems to malfunction. On the contrary, a more efficient security function can be expected.
More importantly, with this particular software in place, many business owners will become more open to the idea of installing additional security devices on their respective establishments. This has to do with the awareness that instances of security malfunction will cease to happen even as new technologies are eventually introduced.
The introduction of physical security information management systems in the market is also seen as providential given the growing trend towards the use of digital security networks. Of course, security personnel will still be needed to stand guard on the outer perimeters of any given establishment. However, when it comes to providing security in the inner premises, those provided via network connectivity is becoming more preferred.
In this regard, physical security information management systems are clearly the more logical choice even as many are still a bit apprehensive when it comes to using this. Understandably, any new technology carries some form of fear, but this should eventually be set aside once that technology has proven its worth.
Charles works for ISM UK, a world pioneer in integrated security systems and physical security information management systems. 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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