VidSys has released version 7.5 of its PSIM software platform to provide increased flexibility and customisation for an” enriched” experience for both administrators and security operators. The updated features” including mapping enhancements, advanced search capabilities and other operational enhancements” will help users more easily manage and respond to events, allowing for better situation management and improved response times. Offering geocoding, the VidSys PSIM software 7.5 offers enables operators to identify locations of interest based on address look-up for faster situational awareness. In addition, users now have the ability to create shared global or private salvos for real-time collaboration between multiple users or agencies. Michael P. Jackson, chairman and CEO, VidSys says:” For operators and first responders, having actionable information is of utmost importance when identifying and resolving security situations. With that in mind, we focused this release on features that provide both administrators and users with ways to configure the platform more easily in support of each customer’s unique operating environment and needs.” This release allows organisations to enforce standards and compliance requirements by defining certain action plans or ConOps that must be executed prior to an operator being able to log a situation as complete. This enables users to manage situations faster, with greater predictability and rigorous accountability. Other feature enhancements include additional map support on the VidSys PSIM mobile app and the ability to customise device icon policies, definable fonts and background colours on VidSys situation summary dashboards.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.