PSIM/Operational Command

In the past years, the demand for integrated solutions with regard to emergency control and security management has strongly increased. This applies in particular to industrial control centers that are responsible for a quick and efficient intervention in hazardous situations. This includes coordination of preventive measures such as e.g. resource proposals, alarming and assignment of emergency personnel, but in addition also visualization and control of all security-relevant devices such as e.g. fire alarm and access control systems or video surveillance.

To make the complete spectrum of control center tasks operable in a continuous, comfortable, quick and secure way, Advancis and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure have created an optimal overall solution by the close linkage of the PSIM system WinGuard with the operational command system Intergraph Computer Aided Dispatch (I/CAD) by Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. Both daily control processes as well as emergency management can be perfectly realized via this combined, independent software platform. Read further details here!



More than 1,200 realized installations in different application sectors, worldwide area representations as well as numerous certified integration partners make Advancis one of the international market leaders in vendor-neutral security and building management. The user in the control center is enabled to detect all situations in the surveilled building or perimeter in an optimal way, being efficiently supported in event processing.


Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure helps organizations overcome these obstacles to improve operations and manage change intelligently and effectively. Our solutions connect organizations with the mission-critical and business-critical data necessary to make better, timelier, and more informed decisions. The global leader in computer-aided dispatch (CAD) software, our public safety and security solutions help protect one in 12 people around the world.


Visit us at “Sicherheit” Zurich from 14-17 November 2017 in booth no. 4.149!


Security Expo Amsterdam

From 31 October-02 November 2017, Advancis is exhibiting at the Security Expo trade fair in Amsterdam. Visit us at booth no. 12.313 to experience the new WinGuard features, e.g. the Control Operations module for automation and monitoring of system controls, or the Mobile App. We are looking forward to meeting you!

IFSEC London 2017 Review

We would like to thank everyone who visited us at IFSEC International trade fair in London from 20-22 June 2017. It was a pleasure to present the new features of our vendor-neutral PSIM system WinGuard, e.g. the Mobile App and the Update Manager, on a much larger booth of 54 m². The App provides mobile access to WinGuard, including event processing as well as command and control functionalities. Of course it is also possible to link WinGuard directly to operational command systems.

We are already looking forward to see you again at IFSEC International 2018!

IFSEC International 2017 in London

The trade fair IFSEC International will take place from 20-22 June 2017 in London, expected to be frequented by 27,000 international visitors.

Visit Advancis at booth no. G1100 to experience innovative PSIM solutions. Test the new functionalities of WinGuard, e.g. the Update Manager and the Mobile App. You are kindly invited for a personal discussion with our team. We are looking forward to meeting you in London!

Corporate-Security.TV Interview

In November 2016, the symposium “Requirements for modern Physical Security Information Management Systems” took place in the Vodafone Campus Skylounge in Düsseldorf, Germany. Watch the interview by Holger Berens with Lars Waldow, COO at Advancis Software & Services GmbH, with regard to PSIM Systems – which advantages do they offer, how secure are they and what are the future trends.

Holger Berens: Digitalization, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things. Today, Physical Security Information Management Systems (PSIM Systems) also have to be linked with each other. Mr. Waldow, what can PSIM systems do for us today?

Lars Waldow: PSIM Systems offer a vendor-neutral integration of most diverse security technology systems, i.e. a uniform linkage of security and communication technology as well as building automation. They can be visualized via a central user interface and it is possible to display the system status there and to enable their retroactive control.

Holger Berens: I can hardly imagine how this is done, in an existing building: Different manufacturers, different interfaces and different software, how can a management system realize that all linked security systems really run in a uniform way on one user interface?

Lars Waldow: If you look at today’s control centers in many buildings, you will find let’s say 17 keyboards and mice next to each other via which various systems are controlled, behind these, there are many different interfaces to the actual devices, and this is exactly the point. We have to start from these interfaces in order to integrate them uniformly into one system. There are different approaches. Open standards can be used that can be implemented as generic interfaces or the proprietary, that means the manufacturer-specific protocols. Actually, this is our strongest approach: To directly speak the language of the systems, without requiring any further converters in-between that have to be purchased and configured and represent another error source, but rather to implement the system’s language directly in our platform and to integrate it in a uniform management system.

Holger Berens: This results in a control center where everything is accumulated. How vulnerable and attackable are such systems?

Lars Waldow: Not more or less attackable as they have been before the implementation of a PSIM system, since the systems themselves already communicated via IT networks before. However, we usually recommend a closed security network, linking all these security technology devices with each other, separated from the actual office or productive networks.

Holger Berens: Such PSIM systems, are they learning systems, I mean, if there is an incident that maybe was not planned during prevention, can the system find the suitable solutions in retrospect?

Lars Waldow: This is a current trend which we are concentrating on: How can these systems really support the user by learning something new, by aggregating events so that the user can focus on what is important. How can the collected information be evaluated at a later stage in order to suggest alternative procedures for the future? The whole subject Artificial Intelligence will become an even more important topic in the future. At the moment, we are, in my opinion, at the very start of this development.

Holger Berens: That gives me the keyword for my last question, how will PSIM systems develop in the future?

Lars Waldow: I already just mentioned one of these big IT trends (Artifical Intelligence), but maybe we have to go one step back again, as recently we focus more and more also on the networking of the systems that work together on the management level, keyword here is operational command systems. We see that a PSIM system displays the hazard arising from the physical world, but that the management of emergency forces or resources is realized by a separate system. Information exchange is important here too. This is where PSIM manufacturers offer the possibility to directly communicate with operational command systems or to integrate parts of them in their own system so that, in case of an emergency event, the corresponding actions can be predefined for the task forces and coordinated. With regard to the future trends, the big IT trends Internet of Things, Big Data, Augmented Reality, these are also very exciting fields for us as a PSIM manufacturer. In particular Augmented Reality as an interface for human beings. Information flood increases and Augmented Reality offers the possibility to reduce informaiton to the perspective of the user by, for example, displaying related information on my smartphone. That is a possibility to filter information at the man-machine interface and to provide such information to the user in an appropriate way.

Holger Berens: Many thanks, Mr. Waldow, see you at the next security interview of the week.

Feuertrutz 2017 Review

The trade fair FeuerTRUTZ in Nuremberg, Germany, took place from 22-23 February 2017 already for the 7th time. However, it was the first participation for Advancis. The high number of over 7,000 professional visitors was more than convincing. On a booth space of 16 m², Advancis presented the new functionalities of the vendor-neutral PSIM system WinGuard X3. In particular, the possibility of linking the management platform to an operational command system, e. g. for application in industrial control centers, was of great interest. Thank you for your visit!

Intersec 2017 review

From 22-24 January 2017, Intersec 2017 again recorded an increased number of 33,500 professional visitors. In addition, the number of exhibitors increased to 1,300, whereas Germany took the 5th rank of exhibiting countries. On its space under the roof of the German Pavilion, the new WinGuard module “Control Operations” as well as the Android App were primary focal points of the Advancis presentation. We would like to thank the numerous visitors of our trade fair booth for their interest in the vendor-neutral PSIM platform WinGuard.