Role of Social Media in Physical Security

Role of Social Media in Physical Security, Dec 2016: Modern surveillance systems are making use of data from social media networks in order to provide fool-proof security. At the forefront of these efforts are PSIM companies that look to take advantage of their technological strengths.

Adlan Hussain, VP of Marketing at CNL Software pointed out that social media is playing a significant role in security management strategies within safe cities, transportation, education and corporate security.

“Social media sources, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provide incredible insight on attitudes and beliefs that often has a direct relationship with individual and collective behavior,” he said. “This can provide security professionals with intelligence of potential incidents long before they materialize. Security management has embraced this valuable source of intelligence, and security practitioners are now leveraging technology to understand and predict potential flashpoints, and to confront emerging threats using security systems.”

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