PSIM is the foundation of next-generation security management. It’s not a single product, but rather a set of processes and supporting technologies for physical security management and reporting.

Effective PSIM requires both integration of technologies and coordination with the IT and security processes governing the management of organizational data. The theory has thrived amid dynamic change in the security industry precisely because of its composite nature and multiple benefits. PSIM helps extend security services, improve efficiency and effectiveness, and allow for better accountability.

There are several key trends making PSIM more valuable and affordable today:

  • Data management best practices are more pervasive. Regulatory compliance and management best practices dictate that computer systems and data be handled in standardized ways, such as according to the guidelines established by the International Organization for Standardization. Security departments are, in general, not compliant with these best practices.
  • Business executives are demanding more data. Business decisions are made throughout organizations by analyzing data. Security departments will be forced share security and risk data in ways business executives can understand and appreciate.
  • Software for aggregating and correlating security data is more available. Innovations in software development make traditional processes seem less modern.
  •  Businesses continue to adopt computers, software and networking for performing critical functions. This makes data more available and automation more easily employed.
  • The costs of networking sensors and systems continue to drop.