PSIM’s Potential – Superior situational awareness

Sunday June 7th, 2015 in Matryx Media, PSIM

The possibilities offered by a new platform that integrates disparate building and security systems into a common management system – namely PSIM – are revealed by Luke Percy-Dove, principal consultant at Matryx Consulting.

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Security innovations bring rewards – Part 2

Wednesday July 31st, 2013 in PSIM

Consumer brands such as Apple, Microsoft and Samsung are influencing security management in a positive way through the significant take-up of smart phones and tablets like the iPhone and iPad.

CCTV software houses are recognising what can be achieved from these mobile devices and are now releasing mobile specific versions of their software.

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Security innovations bring rewards – Part 1

Wednesday July 31st, 2013 in PSIM

Most commercial buildings will have independent control systems for HVAC, Lighting, Evacuation, Personal Address, Lifts, BMS, Fire and Security. Each system will have its own dedicated controllers, data servers and workstations where events are logged and reports generated.

Unless real planning has gone into the initial procurement, they are probably also from different vendors meaning there is little if any integration between systems.

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What is PSIM?

Wednesday April 10th, 2013 in PSIM

Physical Security Information Management for your enterprise PSIM (Pee-Sim) is an acronym for Physical Security Information Management which relates to a software platform that integrates disparate building and security systems into a common command and control centre. The term PSIM is generic in much the same way as BMS is within the controls sector. As the name suggests, PSIM has predominantly been a physical security platform. The application was derived from a need to manage sensors from a variety of security platforms via a single user interface. Most PSIM platforms are open architecture, meaning they can integrate virtually any make…

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An enterprise approach to security and building systems integration

Wednesday March 20th, 2013 in PSIM, Security Consulting

What is PSIM, enterprise-level security and how can it benefit your business? Matryx Security Director, Luke Percy-Dove talks about PSIM and the ability for any business to approach their security and building/business system integration and management at an enterprise level.

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Enterprise Security

Thursday March 7th, 2013 in PSIM, Security Consulting

Enterprise security is a term common to business but has traditionally related more to Information Technologies rather than physical security. Enterprise security combines planning, policy and procedures to not only mitigate risk in the business but to align security with business optimisation strategies. Enterprise security also has a place in the physical security space and is applied using similar principles. In fact, when security is integrated at enterprise level, it can start to generate return on investment (ROI) as opposed to being the traditional cost centre we have known it to be. There are tremendous advantages for looking past what…

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