With so many different forms of technology and software on the market it can be difficult to get your head around some of the complex terminology and even the abbreviations that try and take some of the complexity out of the term can make it even more confusing.
One example is in the form of physical security information management systems or PSIM for short, which are designed to integrate a number of different, unconnected security programs through one single interface making it much more easy to manage.
It collates data from the multiple packages in the form of video, analytics and more, and provides the essential information that will help the people dealing with the data to resolve any issues much more easily, saving time and effort. Human error, as we all know in any industry or walk of life, can lead to financial loss, injury and in a business sense, damage to the company’s profile costing them business and investment. The integration of PSIM systems enables those working in these important roles to feel as though they’re under less strain, letting the PSIM do all the hard work.
There are six key capabilities that make up the systems:
Collection: It collects the data
Analysis: The data is reviewed to identify and situations and their priority
Verification: The information is produced in easy-to-digest form allowing for human verification before any procedures are implemented
Resolution: The system presents instructions how to deal with the solution according to company policy and best practice guidelines
Reporting: In-depth analysis is provided for training, reporting and investigative purposes
Reviewing: The system monitors how each operator works with the system and works out the time taken to react and take appropriate action.
The system allows you to plan for the most complicated of procedures, or the simplest; those months in advance and emergencies sprung upon you. Resources can be assigned, relevant people notified and commands actioned according to any triggers that will help your business to react to any situation.
You can also use the system before any emergencies occur, training your staff and improving your procedures. For example, you could run a “fire drill” type of event whereby you monitor how your staff react and how the systems react, whether they resolve the issues or need further improvement so that in the event of a real emergency, you can put your faith in the PSIM systems.