VidSys, a provider of physical security information management (PSIM) software, unveiled version 7.5 of its PSIM software platform, which will provide enhanced flexibility and customization features that are required by administrators and security operators.
“For operators and first responders, having actionable information is of utmost importance when identifying and resolving security situations,” Michael P. Jackson, chairman and CEO, VidSys, said. “We focused this release on features that provide both administrators and users with ways to configure the platform more easily in support of each customer’s unique operating environment and needs.”
The new version will feature enhanced mapping, search and operational capabilities. Users will be able to manage and respond to events enabling easier situation management besides enhancing response times.
The geocoding functionality added in the VidSys PSIM software 7.5 will enable operators to identify locations of interest. As this feature is based on address look-up, it delivers faster situational awareness. Users can also create shared global or private salvos for enabling real-time collaboration among numerous users and agencies.
Using the new version organizations can enforce standards and compliance requirements. They have to define certain action plans or ConOps which have to be executed before an operator reports that a situation is complete. These capabilities help users to manage situations easily owing to the greater predictability and accountability features.
The map support on the VidSys PSIM mobile app and the customization feature for device icon policies, definable fonts and background colors on VidSys situation summary dashboards further upgrade the information management software, said officials.
VidSys’s second annual EMEA Security Survey at IFSEC International 2013 survey of senior-level IT and physical security professionals from public sector, corporate enterprise and national government organisations reveal an increasing focus on integration technologies-specifically tools. These tools facilitate improved collaboration and information sharing.
Last year’s survey results show that organizations across the board continue to highlight the importance of implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and are focusing on risk assessment as a key tool in prioritizing security spending.