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Smart Solutions Runner-up: COSMO

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COSMO PSIM+ is a software-based solution which adds functionality to security systems by simplifying integration with other technology-based systems. This is possible because COSMO PSIM+ has been developed at as ‘API-first’ product. Its application programming interface has been specifically created to allow the creation of advanced integrations which elevate systems beyond the basic task of protection. However, the software achieves all this without compromising on fundamental security principles.

By understanding the core functionalities of COSMO PSIM+, it is easier to consider how the solution can be best deployed to deliver added value efficiencies for end users. The first role of the software is the collection of relevant data, whether it is generated by the security system or other business or site management systems. Because of this data collection role, it is important COSMO PSIM+ is GDPR compliant. For many end users, GDPR represents an area of importance, so integrators and end users will benefit from the fact the software addresses this issue.

As the data is gathered, it is analysed by the software in real-time, ensuring important information can be identified and prioritised, based upon the criteria set by the user via the system configurations. For example, if the goal is energy and power management, the software might compare access control and intruder alarm data to identify when departments are unmanned, allowing power to be switched off.

If an event occurs, the software can push relevant data and associated information, such as video streams, event logs, transactional data or other customised reports, to operators. They can then use the data to assess incidents and verify whether additional action needs to be taken. The value of real-time situational information is that the end user saves time and resources by being notified of issues rather than having to investigate once they discover something has happened.

COSMO PSIM+ can also be used to assist operators, security staff, maintenance teams or any other authorised individuals to deal with situations and problems as they arise. Through the implementation of workflows, the software can provide guidance or deliver instructions to specified team members, ensuring compliance with operating procedures and best practice is always adhered to.

Through automated real-time reporting, the notifications are recorded, along with details of any actions taken by operators or other team members. The software can even assess whether the actions meet requirements for compliance.

Reports can provide valuable insight to enable a full and thorough investigation by the end user. A complete audit trail is also created, providing customers with evidence that appropriate processes and procedures have been followed.

COSMO PSIM+ is hardware agnostic and the software is modular. This makes it ideal for use in a wide range of applications, from large campus-type environments down to smaller systems in SMEs which require a specific feature to enhance the overall level of performance on offer.

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