Senior Security Professionals Indicate Complexity of Today’s Security Environments and Movement Towards Centralised Security
Birmingham, UK – IFSEC International 2012 ─ May 14, 2012 ─ VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organisations to resolve business and security situations in real time, is previewing findings from its first annual UK Safety and Security Survey at IFSEC International 2012.
The survey of senior level IT and physical security professionals from both public and private organisations reveals that while a majority of organisations have complex safety and security environments, anticipated investments and strategies will lead to more centralised security over the next 12 – 18 months.
Highlights from the Research
UK Organisations Face Complex Safety and Security Environments:
UK organisations in both the private and public sectors have complex safety and security environments composed of multiple technologies from numerous vendors.
The PSIM Market Is Gaining Traction in the UK:
While the PSIM market is still emerging in the UK, organisations are increasingly seeking technology that can integrate and analyse information from their disparate physical security devices and systems in to one common view. Additionally, they are looking for systems that can present instructions for how to resolve the situation in real time, minimize risk and reduce operational cost – key capabilities and benefits of a PSIM solution. According to the survey:
UK Organisations are Poised to Move along the Security and Technology Maturity Continuum:
The security and technology maturity continuum, as defined by VidSys in its First Annual Safety and Security Survey conducted in the U.S., charts where organisations fall in terms of their approach to managing security situations. The continuum begins on one end with a single vendor environment, where security management is tactical and transaction-driven. It evolves to an ecosystem that provides one complete view of situations across multiple organisations, where organisations take a pro-active, strategic risk driven approach to safety and security. While the majority of UK organisations fall towards the beginning of the spectrum, many are poised to move along the continuum as they seek to overcome existing operational and technology obstacles.
“As organisations grapple with complex environments, technology that enables them to better manage security and safety situations while reducing operating costs become increasingly important,” said Darren Chalmers-Stevens, vice president, EMEA operations, VidSys. “We are therefore not surprised to see the PSIM market growth reported by our respondents. We anticipate continued market momentum over the next 18 months as public and private organisations seek to reduce risk.”
About the 2012 UK Safety and Security Survey
The 2012 UK Safety and Security Survey is designed to provide insight into the security concerns and buying patterns of private and public agencies throughout the UK. Sponsored by VidSys, the survey was conducted from late April through early May via Zoomerang, an online survey services provider, and is based on 61 respondents (82% private sector, 18% public sector). A Research Brief providing detailed information on the findings will be available in June 2012.
Editor’s Note: To sign up to receive the full copy of 2012 UK Safety and Security Survey results when it becomes available, please contact VidSysMarketing@vidsys.com or visit VidSys in Sony’s booth, Hall 4 Stand J10 to sign up.
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.