Integration of VidSys’ PSIM Software and Valor Systems’ ValorCAD Enables More Effective Dispatch of Safety and Security Officials via Real-Time Information Sharing
VIENNA, Va. ─ April 4, 2011 ─ VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced its technology partnership with Valor Systems, provider of innovative Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software used throughout North America. As a result, VidSys will integrate its VidSys PSIM software system with Valor Systems’ computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system, ValorCAD, to enable more effective emergency and security responses through the immediate sharing of real-time information among dispatchers, and safety and security personnel.
“Situational awareness during emergencies is critical for the safety and security officials who are dispatched to respond to a situation as it’s unfolding,” said William Rendina, President and CEO, Valor Systems. “By integrating ValorCAD with the VidSys PSIM software, we are providing corporate organizations and public safety officials with robust, real-time information that enables them to reduce risk on all emergency dispatches, and improve the speed at which a situation is resolved.”
The ValorCAD system seamlessly integrates with the VidSys PSIM software to present a complete view of the scene that is critical for the effective collaboration among safety and security officials to manage a situation from its inception through to its resolution. In addition to typical dispatch activities, ValorCAD performs a database check to locate information that allows all precautionary measures to be taken, enabling respondents to be made aware of outstanding warrants, medical history, previous incidents or hazardous materials on site before arriving on the scene. This, combined with the VidSys PSIM software, which integrates devices, systems and data including video, voice, alarms, maps and floor plans, from within an organization as well as multiple agencies in real time, enables operators to provide officials with more accurate information as they are dispatched to the scene.
“As emergency situations unfold, dispatchers play a crucial role in guiding safety and security officials as they approach the scene. The more information and detail that mobile field personnel are armed with, the more effectively and safely they can manage the unfolding situation,” said Dave Fowler, Senior Vice President of VidSys. “Through our partnership with Valor Systems, officials will have access to important situational information and video in real-time to safely respond to and resolve unfolding situations.”
To learn more about the VidSys PSIM and ValorCAD integration, stop by the VidSys booth, #6053, at ISC West to see a joint demonstration.
About Valor Systems
Since 1995, Valor Systems, Inc. has designed, developed and implemented Public Safety software solutions for city, county, state-wide agencies, and corporate security offices. These various agencies handle between 25 and 2,500 calls for service per day. The innovative Valor Incident Management System™, VALOR IMS™, includes ValorCAD™ Computer-Aided Dispatch, ValorRMS™ Records Management and ValorMOBILE™ Mobile Data Systems.
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.