When a government office in Ireland commissioned two integration projects, the contractors in both instances specified ISM’s Genesys 2 control room management system to integrate video surveillance, access control, intruder detection, fire alarms and intercoms. The core of the systems to be integrated included the SigNet intruder detection alarm system Siemens. The system is fully IP-enabled, allowing monitoring or remote configuration/control. John Waite of ISM stated, ‘The Siemens integration combines a true hybrid alarm system with a graphical interface to offer clients a flexible, cost-effective solution. This combination delivers a fully integrated, scalable, robust and wide ranging PSIM platform.’ The solution needed to be fully integrated to allow management of multiple systems on one software platform. In addition, it required a GUI for navigation, with an operator software training time of less than one day. It also had to operate as a standalone platform over LAN or WAN networks.
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.