Proximex, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces the introduction of Surveillint Essentials, an entry level physical security information management (PSIM) solution for those seeking the latest technology in an easy-to-use, quick-to-implement format. Ideal for users looking for an introductory, yet true PSIM offering, Surveillint Essentials is designed for small- to mid-size environments with existing video, intrusion, access control and fire systems. Through an integration module configuration wizard, users can easily configure and deploy integrations with other security, safety and video surveillance systems. A simple install package allows the installation of the product within minutes. “We recognise that customers are seeking ways to improve their situational awareness and response time by consolidating multiple systems, yet they may not be ready to invest in the full PSIM enterprise solution,” said Chatura Liyanage, Group Product Manager for Proximex. “Surveillint Essentials is the bridge to start on that journey with a low cost, easy to deploy, easy to use package that allows them to leverage their existing security technology.” Built on the Proximex Surveillint Enterprise Product, Surveillint Essentials can be upgraded to the full enterprise PSIM solution when needed without having to completely reconfigure the system, so that your existing investments are not wasted. With Surveillint Essentials, sites enjoy improved operational efficiency with a solution that combines key security systems into a single operator console. The intuitive user interface enables operators to visualise various resources including sensor and alarm locations, access live and recorded video and execute sensor commands directly from hierarchical maps. Surveillint Essentials also provides comprehensive video management capabilities, allowing users to view live and recorded video from multiple systems through a single interface, take video snapshots, generate video incident report packages, and configure video guard tours. Incident assessment and response is improved with Surveillint Essentials because operators only see the relevant details from multiple sensors when an alarm is sounded. From there, they can hone in on the important factors such as alarm details and contextual information while recording operator notes and producing incident reports. Surveillint Essentials will also be a valuable addition to integrators to offer a higher value proposition to their customers. With a solution that is easy to configure and deploy, and with out-of-the-box integrations available to the leading security systems, Surveillint Essentials complements integrators’ existing line cards while providing them with new product revenue opportunities. It also provides integrators and others with the flexibility to develop their own unique solutions based on the Surveillint open integration platform.