One thing that all emergencies require is a quick response. However, this isn’t always possible or easy when there are multiple decision-makers involved and when dedicated meeting space isn’t available to discuss potential courses of action. While a Security Operations Center serves as a centralized place for incoming alerts and incidents to be identified, assessed and responded to in a cohesive manner, there is also a need at times to extend the reach of a SOC past the four walls of a command center.
Control rooms were once used by a select few, typically government agencies and utilities. However, as our world becomes more connected, many vertical markets are embracing the technology to analyze data and appropriately respond to incidents. As the adoption of control rooms increases across the board, it provides an opportunity for end-users to partner with an AV integrator to create a holistic approach for a security program that eliminates siloed systems and operations.
Today’s security systems are collecting data at exorbitant rates, continuously gathering information from hundreds —if not thousands— of sensors and funneling that information into a control room for analysis and response. Operators are tasked with sifting through the footage and material, working around the clock to recognize potential threats or anomalies. But there just aren’t enough human eyes available for organizations to dedicate to this overwhelming responsibility.
Vistacom announced that it has promoted Dan Gundry to serve as Director of Sales and Marketing. Gundry will be responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams with developing new business opportunities in existing and emerging markets, as well as collaborating closely with key clientele to deliver innovative solutions. Vistacom’s sustained growth, fueled by the demand for interactive audio, video, control room, and unified communications solutions, propelled the need for more cohesive strategies across the sales and marketing segments of the organization.
At the core of any organization’s security plan is where all the individual security elements come together. Some call this the security operations center (SOC), some call this a command center, but all of these have one thing in common: they serve as the nucleus of a security plan that brings multiple sensors, decision-making functions, and visual representations together into a single pane of glass view for operators and management. The most daunting task for a lot of these security leaders is actually bringing it all together.