Siemens’ Physical Security Information Management

Siveillance Viewpoint PSIM integrates multiple safety and security systems into a single platform for large infrastructures or variable-use building complexes

Siveillance Viewpoint™ for physical security information management (PSIM) from Siemens is part of its Siveillance™ security portfolio. This productized approach to PSIM uses the latest technology and methods to import sensors and integrate data seamlessly. The software allows security personnel to respond quickly and efficiently to incidents, especially in complex infrastructures with a combination of danger management and select command and control functions in an integrated platform.

security informationSiveillance Viewpoint PSIM simplifies the management of security information. Its logical structure and user interface ensure optimized decision-making and incident management, increasing safety and security for a site’s employees and visitors; assuring operational continuity; and ensuring compliance to organizational security policies. This PSIM system is also the first solution with fully geo-referenced system intelligence, reducing the time to capture and map building, event, and discipline components from minutes to seconds. Incident management is simplified as related alarms and messages can be grouped into a single event through intelligent workflows of subsystem data. This allows operators to have a clear and structured overview of events and to make informed decisions.

“Security is no longer about merely managing sensors and disciplines, but providing a holistic understanding of the situation for faster processing and a better quality of data,” says Jim Lantrip, Head of Security Solutions at Siemens’ Building Technologies Division. “Siemens’ Siveillance Viewpoint PSIM system is helping to change the landscape of security, resulting in greater situational awareness.”security information

The Siveillance Viewpoint PSIM system has features that make the software easy to manage and operate. The open, flexible platform consolidates a variety of safety and security subsystems, such as access control, intrusion detection, and video surveillance. Non-Siemens systems can also be added using an Open Interface Services (OIS) module and standard interfaces, which ensure that future generations of hardware and software used can integrate easily.

Incident handling through this advanced physical security information management platform improves safety and security, and minimizes risks, business interruptions, and associated costs. Siveillance Viewpoint PSIM is particularly suitable for large infrastructures such as airports, ports, and data centers, or variable-use building complexes, such as industrial manufacturing, educational and research organizations, multi-site companies, energy suppliers, and administrative buildings.