Addressing changing federal compliance mandates, South Plains Electric Cooperative chooses to centrally manage security for its 32 substations.
NERC compliance requirements in the utilities industry have made it essential to monitor and report on physical access to various facilities, control rooms, substations and critical assets.
- By Jasvir Gill
- May 01, 2015
Most everyone is aware that crash-rated, anti-terrorist vehicle access control barriers, barricades, bollards and gates are standard security tools at government facilities, from embassies to courthouses and capitols to a host of other locales.
The Rapid bus system in Grand Rapids, Mich. has had its share of heated debates over the past several years, with detractors bemoaning its lack of use and proponents promising major economic benefits with expansion.
- By Michael Zuidema
- Feb 01, 2015
Recent terrorist attacks on substations and the potential for simultaneous attacks across the United States put the entire country at serious risk for major power interruption.
- By Rodrick Cross
- Feb 01, 2015
Having numerous and diverse facilities to secure, National Grid needed a higher level of security to insure its vast infrastructure of buildings were protected
- By Kim Rahfaldt
- Jan 01, 2015
While the threat of terrorist activity to disrupt the nation’s power grid remains ever-present, other hazards such as theft and vandalism are more common and represent an immediate challenge.
- By John Romanowich
- Dec 01, 2014
Helping the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) reduce violent crime and robberies by up to 35 percent was a mission Sentry 360 relished. Providing their Ultra HD surveillance cameras and systems, the Plainfield, Ill., camera manufacturer was involved in the largest 360-degree install in mass transit history.
- By Sara Svendsen
- Nov 01, 2014
GreenCircle certified for up to 99% energy savings versus traditional power supplies.
When officials at the United Illuminating Co., a regional energy distribution company in New Haven, Conn., planned the recent completion of their 56-acre corporate headquarters, their “must-have” list included a campus-wide Emergency Communications System (ECS).
- By David George
- Aug 01, 2014
Offers three light-condition operating modes in one unit for greater operational flexibility and image clarity.
Surveillance is no longer purely a security asset for the oil and gas market, it’s a risk management essential.
- By Amedeo Simonetto
- Apr 21, 2014
It is unbelievable how some people are so desperate for money that they risk their very lives for a quick buck. With copper as one of today’s most grisly lures, thieves scale fences to high-voltage distribution sites and cut the copper off live, megawatt lines.
- By Robert Moore
- Feb 01, 2014
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) has successfully deployed IndigoVision’s IP Video Security Solution to help protect its 300-acre wastewater facility.
Joint surveillance technology test results show a radical reduction in the number of false alarms.
Zambian Electricity Supply Company LTD (ZESCO) has completed a major security project using IndigoVision’s IP video security solution. Working in conjunction with local partner, Security Integrated Systems, and regional distributor, Reditron, the security solution covers a geographical area of more than 1200km.
A Los Alamos National Laboratory quantum cryptography (QC) team successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a statement that cyber-attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure have jumped 52% compared to last year.
- By Ginger Hill
- Feb 22, 2013
A world record was set by AFL's SkyWrap for the longest wrap cable span ever installed, and it was all caught on video.
This contract expands the Freedom Active Directory to run on the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud.