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Vidsys Launches Enterprise Mobile App for iOS and Android Devices

VIENNA, VA – August 28, 2019 – Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announces the launch of its mobile app for Apple iOS and Android devices – Vidsys Enterprise Mobile.

Vidsys Enterprise Mobile provides enterprise-level situational awareness using real-time live and recorded video playback from compatible integrated video management systems. Users are able to access up-to-date information from mission-critical security devices and systems anytime, anywhere, using the app on any compatible iOS or Android device.

“It’s vital that the increasingly mobile workforce has access to tools that enable them to quickly and efficiently respond to critical events,” said Vidsys President, Maurice Singleton. “Anyone who works in security knows that threats don’t adhere to a 9-5 schedule, so monitoring and defending against malicious actors requires 24/7 connectivity. With the launch of Vidsys Enterprise Mobile, users are able to promptly respond and investigate within the app, giving them peace of mind when on the go.”

 

Vidsys Enterprise Mobile Interface

 

Key Features of the App Include:

  • Ability to stream live and recorded video from multiple Video Management Systems (VMS)
  • Multiple camera display layouts
  • Pan, tilt and zoom controls
  • Video playback controls
  • Option to save in-app snapshots directly to camera roll
  • Support for active directory and local Vidsys users
  • Support for native multi-app split screen
  • Supports Wi-Fi, GSM and VPN connections

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 the 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, a browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allows sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via 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.

 

 

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Top 4 Trends Shaping The Future Of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM)

This is an excerpt of an article written by our CEO, James Chong on SourceSecurity.

The evolution of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) over the past ten years has been rapid and transformative. In fact, according to a recent report from marketsandmarkets.com, the global physical security market, estimated to be $65.41 billion in 2015, is expected to reach $105.26 billion by the year 2020. At the forefront of this movement are newer, faster integrated platforms that provide real-time data and highly-responsive security solutions.

Even as the physical security market has adopted PSIM as an entirely new security category, many transformations have occurred that have caused its true definition to be misunderstood and miscategorised. However, true PSIM can be identified quite easily when you analyze the functionality and capabilities of the solution.

Identifying ‘True’ PSIM

At its core, PSIM is an intelligent software platform which is able to convert large amounts of unorganised, unstructured data to valuable and actionable information through correlations based on time, location, duration, frequency, and type. Each company or organization has its own set of compliance laws, standards and risk policies. Therefore, true enterprise-quality PSIM software should have the ability to connect to other systems and subsystems (i.e. access controls, devices, sensors and more) and become integrated whereby, the software enables users to focus on managing their situations and not on managing disparate technologies.

PSIM is industry-agnostic and spans a wide variety of verticals, including everything from transportation to commercial properties, public safety to large-scale events and even energy and banking. The one commonality that unites these different use cases is the need for information management. Today, data is rapidly multiplying and expanding at record pace, with over 90 percent of all data in the world having been created in the last couple of years. While there is more data than ever before, without the right tool toanalyze it, track it, and make it easily understood, its value remains locked within the systems. That’s where PSIM comes in.

PSIM platform should be able to enhance security for widely dispersed assets through a mobile application
True enterprise-quality PSIM software should have the ability to connect to other systems and subsystems

Top Trends Shaping The Future Of PSIM

With so many existing security solutions in the market today, IT executives often wonder which type of platform is the best fit, and what to look for when considering a PSIM software solution. Below are key factors that one should consider when looking at PSIM software platforms.

  • IT Security Integration: IT security integration gives clients the ability to go beyond situational awareness and physical security to rapidly detect threats and deploy real-time responses more holistically. Without IT integration, systems are still working in silos, which makes overall response slower and therefore less effective. There should be a strong integration between physical and IT security in order to create results-oriented collaboration and to reduce risk to organizations. A true PSIM platform should incorporate a company’s IT system and work within their compliance laws and needs.
  • Mobile Accessibility: When talking about security, the ability to manage situations in real-time is crucial. A PSIM platform that works well should have the ability to enhance security for widely dispersed assets through a mobile application. First responders, senior executives and authorized IT staff should have access to actionable information from anywhere via mobile device (this could include a cell phone or tablet) for enhanced situational awareness.
  • Real-Time Data Correlation: Wondering what big data has to do with security? When it comes to PSIM, it actually has to do with every aspect of identifying and addressing potential threats. PSIM uses data to identify risks and better understand company compliance standards and needs. Rather than being a data generator, the platform should filter the data and correlate it, finding valuable information through patterns and behavior, with the goal of identifying a potential threat before it has reached fruition.
  • The Power of Social Media: In this internet and digital age, one of the best platforms to identify physical or cyber threats lies in the palm of your hand. Certain PSIM systems can actually track social media and utilize it as a security tool during major events. Through multi-language support (supporting full i18n) and integration to language deciphering applications, the programe can recognize the same locations and words and phrases to see collaboration that could signal a potential threat. Situational awareness data from external sources should be included in the reporting feature so companies can see where threats are happening and the way in which they could affect business operations.

Organizations considering their PSIM alternatives should be certain that the solution they choose easily integrates into existing systems, allows mobile access for better responsiveness and control, correlates data in real-time, and incorporates helpful tools such as social media and i18n to create a smart, comprehensive strategy to ensure an organization’s efficiency through managing and mitigating risk. As organizations’ security needs change and evolve, so too should their PSIM solution. Preparing for the future today will help ensure your PSIM solution is ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.