Security camera operating as part of a physical security information management system

A physical security management system has the ability to enhance security effectiveness while minimizing costs. The system allows multiple users to view events from multiple sites simultaneously so they have more information and are more prepared to deal with a security breach.

A physical security management system like KOVA Corp’s Nextiva Physical Security Information Management can help organizations address and identify upcoming security needs, reduce costs, improve security operations, and enforce standard policies and procedures.

Physical security management systems work with your existing IT infrastructure to create a fully integrated and responsive system. In addition, here are 3 often-overlooked benefits of a physical security management system.

1. Better Preparedness

When there is more than one security breach going on at a time, things can be extremely stressful for security personnel, who may not have the experience to know which event to attend to first.

A physical security management system takes the guesswork out of priority management. The system receives a steady flow of data from all security systems then analyzes and prioritizes the data so the more important alarm is placed above the others. This allows staff to get a more fully developed picture of the situation and they can attend to it better equipped.

If you want to improve emergency situational awareness in your organization, you need to get a physical security management system.

2. Better Organization

With a traditional security system, after an event has occurred, it is up to staff to piece together information to try and figure out what happened. This can be very time consuming as it often involves hunting through video footage for dates and times. The organization is also relying on employees coming forward to share what they know in a timely manner.

When a physical security management system is in place, videos are automatically catalogued by date, time, and GPS location so the system automatically recognizes it as being part of the security breach. Through a physical security management system app, employees can take pictures of events as they are happening and these will be automatically catalogued as well.

3. Automation

Protocols within a physical security management system can be automated so exactly the same thing will happen in response to an event no matter who is attending to the event. Data is easily shared and communicated between event participants so everyone has the necessary information right when they need it.

Physical security management systems are groundbreaking because they can collect, sort, and analyze data from multiple unconnected security systems. The system works by focusing on six key factors: data collection, analysis, verification, resolution, reporting, and audit trail. These systems also make it easy for employees who notice suspicious behavior to take a picture and add it to the system in case it’s needed later.

Are you in need of a more comprehensive physical security management system? For more information, read our post “How Cities Are Using Physical Security Management and Situational Awareness Technology.”

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