Public and Private Organizations Highlight Ongoing Budgetary Constraints
Philadelphia – ASIS International 58th Annual Summit (booth #2463) ─ September 10, 2012 ─ VidSys, a leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is previewing findings from its third-annual National Security Survey at the ASIS International 58th Annual Summit.
This year’s survey of senior-level IT and physical security professionals includes responses from a near-equal mix of public and private organizations. Survey findings reveal that most organizations are focused on risk reduction, standard operating procedure (SOP) development and the adoption of technologies that provide a complete view across the security environment.
Survey findings also reveal that, while budgetary constraints have lessened somewhat since 2011, insufficient funding continues to be the most significant organizational and technological obstacle.
Organizations Heavily Focused on Risk Reduction
In stark contrast, 81 percent of 2011 respondents said they expected their biggest benefit to stem from improved situation visibility.
Increased Focus on SOP Development and Need for Complete Security Environment View
When asked to identify the top three items they plan to implement to improve operations during the next 12-18 months, 64 percent say they would like to focus on developing SOPs—a huge increase from 2010’s 14 percent and 2011’s 17 percent.
Budgetary Concerns Continue to Stymie Momentum
“Today’s organizations need the ability to minimize risk without breaking the bank,” said Michael P. Jackson, CEO of VidSys. “PSIM software helps achieve this, by providing greater situational awareness—bringing together disparate systems in one view and proactively identifying issues. PSIM software leverages existing investments, adding a layer of intelligence that presents operators with information and SOPs needed to resolve events quickly and in compliance with business rules.”
Visit VidSys (booth #2463) at this week’s ASIS show to learn more about the 2012 Security Survey findings and to view a PSIM demonstration.
About the 2012 Security Survey
The 2012 Security Survey is a national survey designed to provide insight into the security concerns and buying patterns of private and public agencies. Sponsored by Vienna, Virginia based VidSys, the survey was conducted in late August via Zoomerang, an online survey services provider, and is based on 111 respondents (54 percent private sector, 46 percent public sector). A Research Brief providing detailed information on the findings will be available in October 2012.
VidSys will discuss the full survey findings in a webinar taking place in October. To sign up to receive webinar details as well as the full copy of the 2012 Security Survey results when available, please contact Kelly Fiedler at email@example.com.
Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, VidSys provides a transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software platform used to run operations centers for public sector agencies and leading enterprise organizations globally. The platform continuously fuses and instantly correlates vast amounts of data gathered from any number or virtually any type, brand or generation of physical security system or sensor, as well as from networked management applications. The result is actionable intelligence that empowers decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities – however geographically dispersed – to collaborate in real time. By leveraging mobile devices, the software also provides instant situational awareness and mission-critical intelligence to first responders, senior executives or other authorized parties. For more information, please visit www.vidsys.com.