VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 30, 2012) - VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organisations to resolve business and security situations in real time, announced today that Reliance High Tech, a leading independent systems integrator that specialises in integrated electronic and software-driven security services and solutions, will resell the VidSys PSIM software. Loughborough University, one of England's leading universities, is one of the first organisations to benefit from the partnership, leveraging the VidSys PSIM software to enhance campus-wide safety and security as the University hosts athletes from the Great Britain Olympic team. The project has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Annual UK Security Excellence Awards in the Integrated Security Solution of the Year category.
"By partnering with VidSys, we're able to help organisations throughout the UK maximise their existing security solutions by integrating disparate assets into one seamless infrastructure for a complete view of any security or safety situation," said Dan Thomas, Sales and Marketing Director, Reliance High Tech. "The VidSys PSIM software provides an unmatched level of intelligence, offering organisations like Loughborough University improved visibility and real-time monitoring, which enables security personnel to resolve threats faster and more effectively."
Loughborough University sought a solution that would eliminate the siloed nature of its existing security infrastructure, enable it to quickly integrate new technologies into its ecosystem and help facilitate the sharing of data with appropriate campus and legal authorities. Working with Reliance High Tech, the University is implementing the VidSys PSIM software to address these challenges. The PSIM software, which will be used to monitor the whole University Campus including residence halls and the library, will pool data from the University's disparate systems including security, fire, building management systems, access control and video systems, into one common operation picture. As a result, the Loughborough security staff will be able to glean real-time intelligence from all of its security systems and devices across a variety of locations and simultaneously share real-time data and collaborate on responses with appropriate campus organisations and external agencies.
"Having PSIM software in place will enable our security officers to more effectively manage any type of situation on campus in order to better protect our students, faculty and visitors, as well as our property and assets," said Stuart Christie, Security Manager, Loughborough University. "For instance, they can quickly and easily track an offender across campus and transfer evidential material to external media for use by law enforcement and the appropriate campus authorities. As a result, we're enabling our security personnel to proactively identify and manage potential safety and security situations, instead of managing the technology, creating a higher level of security, which in turn makes us an ideal host for athletes from the 2012 Olympic teams."
"The VidSys PSIM software will enable the University to cost-effectively adapt its security systems to address today's evolving threats and concerns, especially around major sporting events that bring a spike in students, visitors, guests and athletes to the institution that's known as a leading sports university," said Darren Chalmers-Stevens, vice president, EMEA operations, VidSys. "Now, the University's security staff can identify, analyse and collaborate in real time with the appropriate campus and safety agencies to resolve a potential security situation as efficiently and effectively as possible."
About Reliance High Tech
Reliance High Tech is an independent systems integrator whose mission statement is 'to be the partner of choice for organisations where security is mission critical.' Reliance High Tech works with many large organisations across the corporate sectors, utilities, custodial and criminal justice sectors, healthcare and higher education, providing them security solutions that protect their people, property, information and physical assets.
Reliance High Tech is at the forefront of helping customers benefit from the convergence of physical and IT security solutions. Whether it is through leveraging the power of IP systems across the corporate network, or delivering integration and the management of a unified identity across physical and logical systems, Reliance High Tech helps its customers establish a consolidated, more manageable view of their organisations' assets and security provisions.
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About Loughborough University
Loughborough is one of the country's leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK's Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
Loughborough is also the UK's premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country's leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country's largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.
It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.
Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, VidSys provides a transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software platform used to run operations centers for public sector agencies and leading enterprise organizations globally. The platform continuously fuses and instantly correlates vast amounts of data gathered from any number or virtually any type, brand or generation of physical security system or sensor, as well as from networked management applications. The result is actionable intelligence that empowers decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities -- however geographically dispersed -- to collaborate in real time. By leveraging mobile devices, the software also provides instant situational awareness and mission-critical intelligence to first responders, senior executives or other authorized parties. For more information, please visit www.vidsys.com.