Siemens’ New Technology Simplifies Security Information Management

• SIVEILLANCE VIEWPOINT(TM) PSIM system combines geo-referenced system intelligence with essential command and control
• Integrates multiple safety and security systems into single platform
• Targeted for large infrastructures or variable-use building complexes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:05 am EDT


Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Siemens recently released the newest offering of its SiveillanceTM security portfolio to the North American market – the Siveillance ViewpointTM physical security information management (PSIM) system. This productized approach to PSIM uses the latest technology and methods to import sensors and integrate data seamlessly. A unique, logical structure and user interface ensure optimized decision-making and incident management, increasing safety and security for a site’s employees and visitors, assuring operational continuity, and ensuring compliance to organizational security policies.

Siemens’ PSIM system is also the first solution with fully geo-referenced system intelligence, reducing the time to capture and map building, event, and discipline components from minutes to seconds. Incident management is simplified as related alarms and messages can be grouped into a single event through intelligent workflows of subsystem data. This allows operators to have a clear and structured overview of events and to make a rapid, informed response.

“Security is no longer about merely managing sensors and disciplines, but providing a holistic understanding of the situation for faster processing and a better quality of data,” says Jim Lantrip, Head of Security Solutions at Siemens’ Building Technologies Division. “Siemens’ Siveillance Viewpoint PSIM system is helping to change the landscape of security, resulting in greater situational awareness.”

Siveillance Viewpoint PSIM system has features that make the software easy to manage and operate. The open, flexible platform consolidates a variety of safety and security subsystems, such as access control, intrusion detection, and video surveillance. Non-Siemens systems can also be added using an Open Interface Services (OIS) module and standard interfaces, which ensure that future generations of hardware and software used can integrate easily.

Efficient incident handling through this advanced PSIM platform improves safety and security, and minimizes risks, business interruptions and associated costs. Siveillance Viewpoint PSIM system is particularly suitable for large infrastructures such as airports, ports, and data centers, or variable-use building complexes, such as industrial manufacturing, educational and research organizations, multi-site companies, energy suppliers, and administrative buildings.

Siveillance Viewpoint PSIM system is part of Siemens’ comprehensive security portfolio that includes command and control, access control, intrusion detection, perimeter protection, and video surveillance solutions.

Siveillance Viewpoint is a trademark of Siemens and/or its affiliates in some countries.


About Siemens

The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As a technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection, life safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy management.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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