PSIM or Physical Security Information Management is generally created by middleware developers. This software has an amazing capability of connecting multiple unconnected devices. These devices can then be monitored and controlled by single user interface which PSIM provides. Recent Paris attacks which also include a football stadium have left the world in shock. Sporting event security is therefore incomplete without effective implementation of PSIM. The capabilities embedded into PSIM are the ones which ensure smooth execution of event. Flawless security is provided by the system which makes everyone at the venue safe.
Capabilities of PSIM
PSIM has the ability to rely on technology to make any venue safe and secure. Some key capabilities in this regard are as follows:
- Data collection
- Data Analysis
- Information verification
- SOPs leading to solution
- Investigative reporting
- Audit trail or log maintenance
Importance of PSIM for sporting events
Sporting events are new targets of terrorist activities. Simply relying on physical security will not get the work done at all. Though guards and advance ammunition are of utmost importance but it’s time to look forward to other advance security avenues. PSIM is software that could definitely do wonders in this regard. Some important aspects of PSIM for securing sports events are as follows:
- Effective device connections
PSIM has a capability of connecting all unsecure devices. Unsecure in a sense that they are not being monitored. Once these devices come in contact with PSIM monitoring them becomes easy. These devices can be tracked and commands can be sent in emergency situations. PSIM therefore increases the operational effectiveness of all security devices at the venue. Sending alerts if a situation is created becomes too easy.
- Single operational interface
Security personnel do not have to be tech savvy in order to operate PSIM. Its single user interface can be operated by anyone after a short training. The monitoring of security situation becomes easy and cost effective. Single interface also means that person in charge can transmit information to all stations so necessary action is taken in case of any mishap at the sports venue. Getting effective results is not a problem at all.
- Efficient integration
This integration is not that of devices but of other security systems. PSIM has a quality to integrate any number of security systems so that these could also be watched. This check and balance brings an added sense of security. Some important security systems that are integrated into PSIM are as follows:
1. GIS mapping systems
2. Intrusion detection systems
3. IP phones
4. Video content analysis
5. Access control systems
- Complete data analysis
Any sports venue is always full of people. There is always a threat of any kind of security risk and false alarm rate. PSIM has the capability to reduce the latter to almost zero. The data is collected from all stations and analyzed against situation i.e. sporting event. It includes general, event related and alarms data. This data is then verified against the set protocols and then PSIM deems a situation to be fit for action or not.