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Physical Security Information Management (PSIM): 6 Companies

Overview: These products integrate various security systems into a single command and control interface. By viewing a single screen, security operators can assess and correlate information across their video, access, alarm, radar and other systems. These products also integrate workflow management to simplify operator response and ensure execution of the correct procedures. The main challenge with PSIM is that it is expensive and requires high-touch to optimize and deploy. Most deployments cost in excess of $300,000 USD, a modest sum for a Fortune 500 company but generally unjustifiable for mass market use.


CNL

CNL offers what they call "Integrated Situation Management" software which best fits into the PSIM category. The software integrates with various 3rd party applications including Milestone and IBM's Smart Surveillance System. Compare to Orsus and Proximex.

Detailed Information on CNL from IP Video Market Info
PSIM Marketer Spam Bombs LinkedIn published on Feb 10, 2013
PSIM Positioning Examined published on Jun 14, 2010
American Expansion published on Jul 07, 2009


Intergraph

Intergraph

Detailed Information on Intergraph from IP Video Market Info
Examining Intergraph's PSIM Plus / Security Offering published on Oct 19, 2010
Intergraph Acquired for Over $2 Billion published on Jul 08, 2010
Intergraph, ASIS and SAIC on Standards published on Oct 27, 2009
Security Solution Examined published on Jun 14, 2009
Financial Results Examined published on Jun 12, 2009


NICE Systems

NICE Systems provides video management systems and PSIM software targeted at large end users at high pricing. The company is increasingly a niche player as newer entrants (e.g., Genetec and Milestone) have expanded into the mid and high end markets.

Detailed Information on NICE Systems from IP Video Market Info
Examining NICE's NiceVision VMS published on Dec 08, 2010
NICE Acquires Orsus - Confirms Weak PSIM Market published on Nov 22, 2009
The Most Audacious New Release at ASIS 2014 published on Sep 25, 2014
NICE - Verint Merger Talks published on Jan 13, 2013
NiceVision Net 2.5 published on Dec 06, 2011
NICE to Acquire Orsus Rumors True published on Nov 21, 2009


Proximex

Proximex offers PSIM software, acquired by ADT in 2011.

Detailed Information on Proximex from IP Video Market Info
Proximex's C100 -- Mainstream PSIM Examined published on Sep 15, 2009
Another Nail in PSIM's Coffin: ADT Acquires Proximex published on Apr 03, 2011
Raises Modest New Funding published on Mar 10, 2010
Long Beach PSIM Integration Challenges published on Oct 02, 2009


VideoNext

VideoNext offers an integrated IP video management system. Their platform combines IP video surveillance software and PSIM functionalities into a unified solution. VideoNext features integration with a variety of third party systems, including access control and video analytics. VideoNext, unlike other PSIM solutions, does not support video management systems other than its own. VideoNext's core markets are the military and high end commercial/industrial.

Detailed Information on VideoNext from IP Video Market Info
On Line Sales of VMS for Mac/iPhone published on Aug 16, 2009


Vidsys

Vidsys offers PSIM software and is one of the last surviving independent PSIM companies.

Detailed Information on Vidsys from IP Video Market Info
Defends PSIM Against Penny Stock Company published on Jan 20, 2010
What does Orsus's Acquisition Mean for PSIM? published on Nov 25, 2009
Are Standards Improving PSIM? published on Oct 10, 2009
Moves Further Upmarket with Dynamic Situation Management published on Sep 23, 2009
Vidsys Seeks Funding published on Aug 03, 2009