Proximex's C100 -- Mainstream PSIM Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 15, 2009

Proximex is developing a PSIM appliance, called the C100, that aims to be more affordable and simpler to deploy than traditional physical security information management offerings.

Challenges of PSIM

While a number of PSIM focused startups have launched in the last decade, PSIM has been so expensive and complex to deploy that the total global deployments of these products is likely under 500.

With million dollar projects commonplace, it was hard for any organizations, except the largest, to take advantage of integrating security systems and providing a unified management system through PSIM. (We have examined some of PSIM's key problems).

Because of this, most customers either declined to deploy PSIM or used PSIM-lite functionalities provided by their access control provider that allowed limited integration.

C100 Overview

The Proximex C100 will be sold as an appliance, eliminating software setup. The C100 is also being priced aggressively to increase the attractiveness of selecting PSIM software rather than access/video integration. 

The product is being announced but it is still in development. As such, risks remain in determining how well it works in the field. Plus, limitations exist in 3rd party systems Proximex support. Finally, this product will compete against lower cost access control system integration.

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