PSIM and DATA: What’s the Difference?

Recently, a friend of mine from the IT world expressed his bafflement that physical security practitioners would tolerate the possibility of loss of video due to DVR hard drive failure — especially since RAID data protection (see Wikipedia article on...

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What are your current technology objectives relating to convergence? What questions still remain unanswered for you or your technical staff?

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Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services for public and private facilities. Mr. Bernard has also provided strategic and technical advice in the security and building automation industries for more than 18 years. He is founder and publisher of The Security Minute 60-second newsletter ( For more information about Ray Bernard and RBCS go to or call 949-831-6788.