Safeguarding the Power - Providing protection for some of the nation’s most valuable assets

Safeguarding the Power

You are on duty at a large power station when you hear a gunshot coming from the South side of the facility. This shot triggers your security systems sniper detection alarm.

Perfect Foresight - Making hazardous chemical safety procedures a priority

Perfect Foresight

In the weeks following the massive explosion at a warehouse owned by Ruihai International Logistics in the Chinese port of Tianjin, investigators are getting a better idea of what led to the disaster that killed 173 people—104 of whom were firefighters—and injured hundreds more.

Sound the Alarm

Sound the Alarm

To support safety and notify personnel in the case of an emergency, Peru LNG’s needed a general alarm and mass notification system (MNS).

Energy Distribution

Energy Distribution

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).

Cameras at the Intersection

The Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation received federal funding for traffic message boards and cameras. Using its bucket trucks and technicians, Tuscaloosa’s DOT began installing cameras at high-volume intersections across the city.

Chemical Industry Calls For Improved Implementation of Chemical Security Program

“Congress and the Administration have an opportunity to build on the chemical industry’s initiatives to enhance security by improving implementation of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).”

Greater Congressional Oversight Will Improve CFATS Implementation

Greater Congressional Oversight Will Improve CFATS Implementation

As a key congressional panel examined the implementation of the nation’s chemical security rules, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) expressed its support for stronger federal oversight...

Chemical Plant Security Assessment: Prioritizing Facilities that Need to Be Protected

Chemical Plant Security Assessment: Prioritizing Facilities that Need to Be Protected

The security professional needs help from a process safety expert to understand and prioritize what needs to be protected on the site.

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CFATS Update The Pre-Authorization and Authorization Inspections

In October 2006, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 became law. Section 550 of the Act ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to...

A Holistic Approach to CFATS Compliance

Knowing the identity of workers and monitoring their access to various operations are key capabilities required to meet Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Several of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s 18 Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS), which were formulated to ensure protection of chemical facilities, specifically mention the need for comprehensive monitoring of employee identity and control of access to critical areas.

Technology's Role in Achieving Chemical Security Standards

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a comprehensive set of security regulations governing chemical facilities, to ensure companies that manufacture, store and transport chemicals are properly secured. While various technologies can play a role to protect chemical facilities, CFATS does not specify which should be used or how. Instead, CFATS specifies 18 Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS) to guide chemical facilities in selecting and implementing appropriate protective measures to reduce vulnerability and manage risk.

Dont Hold Chemical Security Hostage

Don't Hold Chemical Security Hostage

Although the calendar says November, it’s beginning to feel like Groundhog Day for a lot of chemical manufacturers across the country that are again waiting on Washington to permanently reauthorize the nation’s chemical security rules.

Fiber on Patrol

You can imagine how difficult it would be to secure an oil and gas pipeline than runs 50 or 60 miles. Multiply that distance by 20, and the security costs alone would be enormous -- let alone adding to the environmental impact or related safety concerns.

CFATS Update: Almost 4,000 Facilities in Final Tier

Earlier this month, presented an ADT-sponsored webinar focused on CFATS & MTSA Security: Tips & Regulatory Updates. The hour-long webinar addressed issues that chemical plants face in an effort to comply with the anti-terrorism standards.

Senate Homeland Security Committee Approves Three-Year CFATS Extension

In late June, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committe voted 8 to 2 to approve the Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act (S. 473), spearheaded by Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME). The legislation would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) until October 2015.

SOCMA Urges Congress To Approve Long-Term Extension Of CFATS

With the current authority for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) set to expire in days, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today urged Congress to act now to ensure the program’s continued success by approving a multi-year extension.

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