Optimizing Investments in Globalization & Consolidation
As a result of increased globalization and consolidation of enterprises,organizations are more geographically distributed today than ever. In addition,the systems landscape in organizations today typically consist of a variety of sensors and systems that have been acquired over time by different organizations in different parts of the world. To protect their investments alongside establishing a centralized C3 structure, organizations should lookto Nextiva PSIM.
Nextiva PSIM provides security and IT leaders a cost-effective integration platform necessary to be able to leverage their existing systems distributed indifferent locations around the world. Built using open architecture concepts and scalable technologies, the solution allows organizations to integrated systems ranging from access control, intrusion, video, radar, and border control systems to fire safety, HVAC, communications, GIS, and business systems, enabling organization to optimize their investments to meet their current and future needs.
Nextiva PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) is a platform that captures information from a variety of security, safety,and other corporate systems, enables the fusion of the information for a user to view, correlate, and analyze the information to identify situations quickly and efficiently, and initiate and manage responseto the situations in collaboration with local agencies. Nextiva PSIM enables various phases of an incident management cycle, facilitates enhanced situational awareness and response, and is based on an open and scalable architecture.
4-phase Incident Management Cycle Enhances C3 Efficiency
Nextiva PSIM is built to enable the various phases of an incident management cycle including Planning, Training, Real-Time Monitoring & Control, and Reporting & Debriefing.
Planning: Nextiva PSIM gives organizations the ability to plansecurity layouts, develop policies and procedures, and evaluate contingency plans. Nextiva PSIM’s scenario generator letsplanners run virtual threat scenarios including crowd behavior,gas propagation, blast mitigation and floods and more, to determine in advance the organization’s response and level of preparedness for various types of situations. Using a 3D geospatial model of the site, Nextiva PSIM allows virtual installation of devices and sensors to help security managers determine optimal placement of the equipment.For example, Nextiva PSIM uses real line of sight (LOS) of each camera as compared to their theoretical field of view, to ensure better coverage, avoiding gaps and overlays alongside minimizing total system cost.
Training: Nextiva PSIM provides scale and effectiveness in training operators and managers to a high level of preparedness and facilitates standardization in policies and procedures throughout the organization. Instead of training on disparate security and safety systems, with Nextiva PSIM, users train on a single interface which provides a unified view across the entire operation. In addition,simulation of realistic situations enables users to test on a widerange of scenarios cost effectively. Operators learn to identify andassess consequences of potential situations and are familiarized with the standard policies and procedures of the organization.
Real-Time Monitoring & Control: Nextiva PSIM providesreal-time monitoring and control for routine operations and emergency situations by seamlessly integrating, fusing and correlating data from a multitude of sensors and systems, and presenting the information in easy to interpret views. At times ofreal situations, pre-defined emergency plans are presented in a separate operational view in the form of procedures, checklists and call trees enabling operators to quickly respond and mitigate the event according to standard policies and procedures.For example, C3 operators can view incident alerts, verify the type of the incident as well as its location, identify the closest hospitals,and communicate the driving route from the incident site to thehospital to the first responder – all using Nextiva PSIM’s singleand unified interface.