Houston uses PSIM solution to protect NCAA basketball tournament

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software provider VidSys announced this week that the city of Houston, Texas, in conjunction several public agencies and private organizations recently used the company’s PSIM platform to protect the NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball tournament.

The company’s software allowed Houston police to work with the city’s other first responders, as well as the NCAA and security staff at Reliant Park in real time.

In addition to enabling police officers to pull up video camera feeds inside and outside the arena, the VidSys software allowed other stakeholders to view the same footage from other command centers established in the city for the event.

"At a large-scale public event like the Final Four, it’s important for security personnel to be able to take a proactive approach to managing and monitoring the safety of fans and athletes. By integrating information from the security devices throughout the city of Houston, command center operators and security officials were empowered with real-time situational details that enabled them to spend time responding to incidents, rather than sifting through data from security devices," said Chuck Teubner, CEO of VidSys. "We were pleased to expand our relationship with the city of Houston by extending the PSIM platform to Reliant Park and look forward to working with them on future projects."