PSIM versus ASAP – the Automated PSIM
Physical security information management (PSIM) is a category of software designed to integrate multiple unconnected security applications and devices and control them through one comprehensive user interface. It collects and correlates events from existing disparate security devices and information systems (video, access control, sensors, analytics, networks, building systems, etc.) to empower personnel to identify and resolve situations.
However, a traditional PSIM is a manual system. It pulls together large quantities of information and dumps it in front of a human and assumes that he can analyse it and respond appropriately in a timely fashion. Handling multiple incidents in a large multi-sensor environment can require a huge team to monitor and react to such a system.
WildFaces has now introduced its ASAP systems (Automated Security Action Platform) which is the first Automated PSIM.
ASAP can consolidate information from many sources but it goes a couple of steps further. It also:
- Understands incidents (eg there is a road accident)
- Understands the type of responder needed (eg if the car is on fire it knows it needs to call the fire brigade and the police)
- Locates the nearest appropriate responder (which could be the nearest guard, police car, ambulance, fire brigade or nurse depending on the environment and the type of incident).
- Provides the responder with detailed information on the incident on what has happened (eg a video of the event)
- Provide Advice on what the responder needs to do
ASAP has already been implemented in a number of projects internationally and has been shown to bring down response times by approximately 80%.
To understand how ASAP works in a traffic situation see: