How can I project and manage the technology build-out and expansion of my corporate command 9-1-1/PSAP Center?
First and foremost, if you can get to the Cloud with audio, video, and monitoring links; taking advantage of (1) infinitely scalable resources, (2) relinquishing “ownership” of media that is seldom if ever used, and (3) taking advantage of the benefits of a “hardware-less” security environment, then you will have created a disruptor of monitoring and event management. That is the direction of the future. It is in fact now. But, if your assets are staying more 2000 then 2020, read on.
The benefits of using PSE for antenna and feed requirements, design of emergency operation center partial and full activation designs, and E9-1-1 and NextGen systems planning are found in our detailed capturing of operational and system requirements, technology needs, service level, and mobility requirements, interoperability, as well as management needs.
The coordination of CAD dispatch, partial and fully activated emergency operations, technology backup, mission-critical support, and critical infrastructure management are unified by consulting, design, and engineering through PSE’s IT and infrastructure engineering staff’s experience in 9-1-1 since 1986.
What planning is needed for PSIM and CAD?
The benefits of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) as a coordinated geophysical operational platform one that is harmonious in both operation and cost has been elusive, but increasing in viability. Incorporation of GIS-based platforms with video and media wall associated reporting and monitoring provides a level of detail and flexibility for command operations that has previously not been available. Certain elements require detailed analysis to capture not only capital costs but operational costs associated with continued operation. Many clients of PSIM systems pay significant long-term SSA costs (Software Service Agreements) to support APIs/SDKs of associated equipment in order to keep the system operating.
PSE’s experience benefits clients directly by having designed many integrated GUI management systems since the 1990s, incorporating security, perimeter detection, video feeds, access control, intercom, barriers, and video management on large-scale sites, perimeters, and even across states.
How do I secure my fire-rated doors?
The benefits of securing fire-rated doors are evident when reviewing NFPA and the International Building Code (IBC). New requirements for the certification of fire doors require that institutions, management, and those with an inherent responsibility to the public, establish that rated fire doors meet the requirements of NFPA on a regular basis.
IBC lists seven (7) requirements for doors that must be met if they are locked, delayed, or in any way challenged for secure ingress or egress.
The benefits of having a door study established by a competent team of qualified personnel helps establish safety for means of egress, compliance for insurance, and validation of fire safety code.
Our fire safety team has experience validating over 1,000 doors in 30 days, validating nameplate, hardware, signage, mechanical and electrical locking arrangements, security, maintenance needs, and operational status.
How do I secure my network and the Internet of Everything?
The benefits of a physical infrastructure assessment of mission-critical networks clearly outweigh the costs of the potential downtime and reduction of service level associated with unmanaged infrastructure.
It is not uncommon for our staff to find complete networks in mission-critical facilities that have been expanded in multiple ways, on multiple enterprise platforms, and in various geographic areas with little as-built connection diagrams. Not even levels of service that are currently being provided in links.
Our routing and traffic study, while documenting the infrastructure of your network, provides a clear and concise documented survey of existing traffic, compliance with modern standard cyber security infrastructure, and an analysis of future expandability and needed capability. While roadways can precariously function with potholes, networks can’t.
How do I provide integrated HD in my classroom?
The benefits of providing HD video and HD audio in classroom settings are clear. Along with enhancement to audio throughout the room, increased levels of achievement have been demonstrated improving focus and concentration. With new “career track” models taking hold in many schools to concentrate career level pathways for young impressionable students, HD video, LED panel arrangements, and increased sound presence in the classroom provides greater retention of instruction. Technical immersion into what students now expect, in an impressive and extensive manner, whether it is learning basic sanitation certification or elements of black box theater performance and scenery technology, students can now look forward to learning technical trades within specialized secondary schools that formerly were only available in the best technical colleges.
PSE provides clear guideposts in design and consulting of advanced high schools that are career path focused institutions.
From science and technology based computer labs to black box theaters, IT labs, science and technology trades, PSE provides educational specifications, technology specifications, technology and software implementation package preparation, and acoustical/audio/visual/media designs. From infrastructure to the bid packages for 1,000 laptops with fully imaged secure and trackable software, the launch of an advanced technical high school should be conducted with highly skilled, technology based consultants.
How do I reduce my operational costs for security systems?
The marking model for the cheap printer and the expensive print cartridge replacement has been a critical recurring revenue model for the video management sales channel for many years. It will continue to be so. By charging customers between 15% and 18% per year as a “Gold Member,” the system cost at first appears reasonable. But, the devil is in the details. For instance, how can a camera that is essentially a hundred or more times better than that which was made in 1996 cost half as much, even in today’s dollars? The theory of licensing revenue provides a positive revenue for the manufacturer. But, a largely negative revenue stream for security operations, directly subtracting from staffing, needed investment, and opportunities for reinvestment.
In essence, many customers are paying in five years the cost of the original equipment, but gaining only support for warranty issues of software-related items, patches, and an occasional analytics improvement that rarely are used by more than 25% of users.
How do I unify my video security system without costly future upgrades?
We find that network and infrastructure management becomes a critical element to sustainability of camera systems. With the advent of network migration steering away from analog cabling, networks have become a source of complacency for reliable as-builts of installed structured cabling. This can lead to costly upgrades if not managed well. Additionally, camera quality, and network resources need to be balanced in sophisticated layer 3 switching protocols to maintain high reliability. We’ve witnessed more than one complete video system collapse due to uncertified switches and poor IT practices.