IPVMU Certified | 05/13/14 07:45pm
Access control manufacturer AMAG published this post today: AMAG's Symmetry offers PSIM
"As security professionals, shouldn’t we strive to do our very best to protect people, property, assets and reputations?
The answer is a resounding “Yes, but…” Most of us work under the constraints of limited resources, be they CAPEX and OPEX funds, time, personnel or energy."
Based on that opening, AMAG talks about how traditional PSIM offers are "ungodly expensive... Not only that, but they take 12-18 months on average to implement" and therefore are non-options for most.
AMAG uses this to trumpet their platform 'Symmetry' as a 'PSIM-lite' platform by mentioning multiple integration platforms for VMS, Visitor Management, Intrusion Alarm, and others (but no other access control platforms).
I think claims like this are kind of crazy, because calling oneself a PSIM is not really a complement, is it?