PSIM Chosen by Mining Organization in South Africa
CNL Software, a producer of physical security information management (PSIM) software, and e-Thele SQD Networks, designer and implementer of situational management and PSIM solutions, are working together to provide a comprehensive security management system for a global mining organization for its operations in South Africa.
Illegal mining operations cost South Africa an estimated $5 billion per year. As well as the loss of property, illegal mining activities also have a negative effect on the mining organizations safety record as the death or injury of illegal miners is seen as a safety breach.
IPSecurityCenter integrates security systems across the mining estate, including abandoned mines and areas where it is not possible to have security staff on the ground at all times. The systems provide control room operators with real-time situation awareness through a common operating picture (COP), following an alert, alarm or trigger. IPSecurityCenter presents step-by-step process guidance, directing rapid response teams over vast areas both above and below ground, ensuring complete compliance to organizational security and health and safety policies.
“The first phase of this mine project will integrate the organization’s video surveillance capability as well as legacy technologies including access control, physical alarm systems, SCADA, perimeter intrusion detection and video analytics technologies,” explained Wolfgang Engling, managing director of e-Thele SQD Networks. “IPSecurityCenter will help reduce the instances of theft through illegal access and minimize other risks to property, while also protecting the health and safety of staff, visitors and the public.”
“IPSecurityCenter has been chosen by CNI projects around the globe to help with security challenges including the protection of personnel, buildings, transportation systems and other critical facilities, which are often located over vast geographical areas,” said VP of Sales, James Condron, with CNL Software. “Being able to identify and deal with threats quickly and efficiently means that organizations are reducing costs that would be incurred from theft or major safety incidents”.