Vidsys & Partners Launch Safe City Technology Consortium At ASIS International 2016

Vidsys, along with leading technology partners, will demonstrate Smart City use cases for organizational value at ASIS International 2016

Vidsys, the software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced the launch of the Safe City Technology Consortium, comprised of five industry-leading product companies with best-of-breed technologies. The Consortium will showcase an integrated solution through the presentation of a Safe City Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) demonstration, during ASIS 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

CSIM Applications Beyond Security

The Consortium partners joining Vidsys include big data analytics innovator, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; video surveillance provider, Hikvision; IT-centric access control provider, Viscount Systems; and video management system provider, Salient Systems. The Safe City GSOC demonstration will leverage the integrated capabilities of these leading technologies combined with a CSIM platform to deliver real-world use cases and solutions.

“Demonstrating a scalable end-to-end solution that can be fully adopted and marketed by any of our systems integration partners reinforces the value of a converged security solution,” said James I. Chong, CEO & Founder of Vidsys. “By engaging the ASIS audience in a more dynamic and interactive way, we plan to showcase the true benefits of a CSIM platform in a variety of applications, as well as the ability to expand beyond security and into Internet of Things.”

Read the full article on Source Security here.

Safe City Technology Consortium to Launch at ASIS 2016

This is an excerpt of an article announcing Vidsys’ Safe City Consortium and Global Security Operations Center Announcement at ASIS 2016. 

Vidsys, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hikvision, Viscount Systems and Salient Systems have partnered to create an integrated Safe City solution.

Vidsys, a provider of physical security information management (PSIM) and converged security and information management (CSIM) software, will launch the Safe City Technology Consortium with four other participating manufacturers at ASIS 2016 in Orlando, Fla.

The Consortium partners joining Vidsys include IT company Hewlett Packard Enterprise, video surveillance provider Hikvision, IT-centric access control provider Viscount Systems and VMS provider Salient Systems. The Consortium will showcase an integrated solution through the staging of a Safe City Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) demonstration during ASIS 2016.

The Safe City GSOC demonstration will leverage the integrated capabilities of the partner companies’ technologies combined with a CSIM platform to deliver real-world use cases and solutions, according to a news release.

“Demonstrating a scalable end-to-end solution that can be fully adopted and marketed by any of our systems integration partners reinforces the value of a converged security solution,” says James I. Chong, CEO and founder of Vidsys. “By engaging the ASIS audience in a more dynamic and interactive way, we plan to showcase the true benefits of a CSIM platform in a variety of applications, as well as the ability to expand beyond security and into Internet of Things.”

Read the full article on Security Sales & Integration here.

Video analytics help secure political conventions

GCN interviewed Vidsys Founder & CEO James Chong about Vidsys’ work with the City of Cleveland to increase city-wide security during the Republican National Convention. Here is an excerpt.

In a tense election year and a summer of protests, ensuring the safety of people in and around the political conventions is crucial.

To help secure the Republican National Convention, Cleveland officials used video integration and situation management technology from Vienna, Va.-based Vidsys. Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority already used the software and recommended expanding its use for the convention.

Vidsys’ Converged Security and Information Management platform collected and analyzed video feeds from cameras and sensors throughout downtown Cleveland and around the arena where the convention was held. The platform integrates the data from all the video management systems so agencies can get real-time information and manage convention security through a unified dashboard.

The browser-based platform allows data from sensors, cameras and devices to be connected through open-architecture application programming interfaces and software development kits.

“When you have multiple agencies involved, there are multiple different technologies, there are disparate communications issues,” Vidsys CEO James Chong said. “What we do is provide software that helps solve that problem.”

Read the full article on GCN here.

Leading Global Technology Companies To Launch Safe City Consortium at ASIS 2016

Vidsys and Leading Technology Partners Collaborate to Form Global Security Operations Center to Demonstrate Smart City Use Cases for Organizational Value

VIENNA, Va. – August 25, 2016 – Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced the launch of the Safe City Technology Consortium, comprised of five industry-leading product companies with best-of-breed technologies. The Consortium will showcase an integrated solution through the presentation of a Safe City Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) demonstration, during ASIS 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

The Consortium partners joining Vidsys include big data analytics innovator, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; video surveillance provider, Hikvision; IT-centric access control provider, Viscount Systems; and video management system provider, Salient Systems. The Safe City GSOC demonstration will leverage the integrated capabilities of these leading technologies combined with a CSIM platform to deliver real-world use cases and solutions.

“Demonstrating a scalable end-to-end solution that can be fully adopted and marketed by any of our systems integration partners reinforces the value of a converged security solution,” said James I. Chong, CEO & Founder of Vidsys. “By engaging the ASIS audience in a more dynamic and interactive way, we plan to showcase the true benefits of a CSIM platform in a variety of applications, as well as the ability to expand beyond security and into Internet of Things.”

The Safe City Consortium will provide demonstrations during the ASIS show at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Conference Room, Bayhill 17-18. The presentations will consist of industry-specific use cases, such as Smart Security, Smart Transportation, Smart Campus, Smart Buildings, and others. The goal of the event is to educate attendees on how the Safe City GSOC can provide a safer and more secure environment, with tangible ROI and lasting benefits for municipalities and organizations alike.

ASIS 2016 will take place in Orlando on September 12-15, 2016, bringing together 20,000 security professionals from around the world specializing in loss prevention, cyber security and employee safety, as well as counterterrorism, financial, and facility security.

Related Resources

Please use the following link to register for a demonstration: http://www.vidsys.com/event/safe-city-gsoc-asis-2016/

About Vidsys

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform that has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands and technology partners within key verticals, including Transportation, Energy, Utility, Healthcare, and Government. Vidsys software has obtained highest levels of information security and assurance from both top-tier global corporations and the US federal government.

Vidsys is hardware, protocol, and device agnostic, and offers bi-directional, browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allows sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via open architecture APIs and SDKs.  The platform collects, correlates and converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable information, based on the organization’s risk policy, standards and compliance requirements.  By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities. For more info, please visit www.vidsys.com.

Vidsys Featured on IoT Institute Online: Outsmarting Active Shooters with the IoT and Social Media

This is an excerpt of an article on IoT Institute online.

The need to detect the origin of gunfire has a long history although it has advanced considerably in the past two decades. It is now is used in tandem with IP video surveillance and social media monitoring.

According to Vidsys, a provider of converged security and information management software, it is possible to increase methods of situational awareness through enhanced video monitoring and social media data.

If there is a crowd of people or a given area deemed to have a high risk, security officials can set up a perimeter around it. The security system can alert law enforcement automatically if an unauthorized person enters that perimeter, which can dramatically accelerate their response time.

But it isn’t always feasible to set up boundaries around every at-risk area—nor is it possible to put a perimeter around all shootings before they happen. According to Vidsys, this is why more information is needed. Frequently before a violent act, there are clues or danger signs that can be detected via social media monitoring, or with other sensor data, such as crowd-density monitoring, that are indications of a potential situation. While social media monitoring can be used to identify threats, it can also be employed during a shooting to identify victims and people hiding from an active shooter. After the company Geofeedia emerged in 2012, a growing number of technologies have been developed to enable users to keep tabs on social media posts based on location….

Read the full article on ioti.com here.

Vidsys featured on ASMag Global: Smart city is not about the data

This is an excerpt of ASMag Global’s coverage of our latest webinar, “Smart Decisions, Smarter Cities”. 

With large numbers of connected devices coming together, smart cities will generate massive amounts of data, but it’s not the data itself that matters as much as the meaningful usage of it, according to James Chong, CEO and Founder of Vidsys.

Speaking at a recent webinar, Chong pointed out that there are 13 billion connected devices today and this set to increase to 50 billion by the year 2020.

“One of the key things and messages that I want to share with you today is that IoT as well as smart city is not actually about data…because there is so much data being generated and will continue to grow…it’s really about data filtering and correlation, because ultimately we have to make sense of the data,” Chong said. …

Read the full article on asmag.com here.

 

Smart Decisions, Smarter Cities – How Data Correlation Will Enable Cities of the Future

Data and increased connectivity will enable cities to transform the way we will live, work, and interact with one another. The challenge for cities is to not just gather the data, but to make better use of the data to make more informed decisions, creating actionable intelligence. Smart Cities will need to combine and correlate multiple data streams to provide a more holistic evaluation of the city’s environment.

Topics include:

  • The building blocks of Smart Cities
  • The importance of data correlation for cities of the future
  • How Vidsys Enterprise 2017 extends capabilities beyond physical security by capturing and correlating data from multiple IT-security systems and information management systems to support Smart City applications.

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