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Comment: PSIM (Score 1) 158

PSIM, Physical Security Information Management. Per Wiki: Physical security information management (PSIM) is a category of software that provides a platform and applications created by middleware developers, designed to integrate multiple unconnected security applications and devices and control them through one comprehensive user interface. It collects and correlates events from existing disparate security devices and information systems (video, access control, sensors, analytics, networks, building systems, etc.) to empower personnel to identify and proactively resolve situations. PSIM integration enables numerous organisational benefits, including increased control, improved situation awareness and management reporting. Ultimately, these solutions allow organisations to reduce costs through improved efficiency and to improve security through increased intelligence.

Comment: Lets be realistic (Score 2) 152

by Mike Ice (#46947703) Attached to: London Police To Wear Video Cameras In Pilot Project
What if your boss told you "I want you to wear a camera that records EVERY SECOND while you are on the clock". Would you willingly accept? In the Police Dept. I do work for we are testing body cams but only with the ability to turn them off. Why? Due to Freedom of Information that video is available to the public upon request. Think of all the Youtube moments that would give rise to, from bathrooms to discussions about possible suspects. "Always on" cameras will never be the standard for body cams.

Comment: Even more chilling (Score 5, Insightful) 202

by Mike Ice (#46929549) Attached to: Police Departments Using Car Tracking Database Sworn To Secrecy
Vigilant Solutions warehouses the data themselves and then sells it back to the consumer (in this case the local Police). To avoid ACLU issues with the Police actually handling the data they prefer to use Vigilant. Vigilant also shares this data between these organizations - so much so that going with any other system becomes pointless for the local Police. In short - one corporation having access to the location and habits of much of the country and then controlling access to that data. Chilling indeed.

Comment: Nope (Score 5, Insightful) 210

by Mike Ice (#46881005) Attached to: Target Moves To Chip and Pin Cards To Boost Security
We will not gain parity simply because Target said "make it so". Sadly the cheap and easy CC system the US uses is the easy thing to stay with. Expect an extension of the current system just before it expires in 2015. Nobody want to spend money to be more secure - "that won't happen to us" mentality rules here in the States...

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