Utilities


Substation Security Challenges

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.

The Largest Mass Transit Deployment

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.

Securitron EcoPower Power Supply Achieves Energy Savings

GreenCircle certified for up to 99% energy savings versus traditional power supplies.

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).

Synectics Launches New COEX TriMode Camera Range

Synectics Launches New COEX TriMode Camera Range

Offers three light-condition operating modes in one unit for greater operational flexibility and image clarity.

The Changing Role of Surveillance Technology

The Changing Role of Surveillance Technology

Surveillance is no longer purely a security asset for the oil and gas market, it’s a risk management essential.

The Grisly Lure of Copper

The Grisly Lure of Copper

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.

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Chooses IndigoVision

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Chooses IndigoVision

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) has successfully deployed IndigoVision’s IP Video Security Solution to help protect its 300-acre wastewater facility.



SpotterRF and Sensei Solutions Produce Breakthrough Intrusion Detection Solution

SpotterRF and Sensei Solutions Produce Breakthrough Intrusion Detection Solution

Joint surveillance technology test results show a radical reduction in the number of false alarms.

IndigoVision Provides Integrated Security for Zambian Utility

IndigoVision Provides Integrated Security for Zambian Utility

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.

Who is Hacking into US Critical Infrastructures

Who is Hacking into US Critical Infrastructures

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.

Quantum Cryptography Put to Work for Electric Grid Security

Quantum Cryptography Put to Work for Electric Grid Security

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.

AFL Spans Great Lengths to Reach Peruvian Power Station

AFL Spans Great Lengths to Reach Peruvian Power Station

A world record was set by AFL's SkyWrap for the longest wrap cable span ever installed, and it was all caught on video.

Viscount Systems Awarded Contract to Secure Large Industrial Facility

Viscount Systems Awarded Contract to Secure Large Industrial Facility

This contract expands the Freedom Active Directory to run on the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud.

Wireless for Utilities

Utilities and governments around the world are investing billions of dollars into upgrading the existing analog electric, gas and water grids into two-way communication networks capable of optimizing distribution and reducing costs for consumers.

The ABCs of Key Control

In developing a comprehensive physical security strategy, it’s important to include a key control plan as part of the overall security package. Key management systems can reinforce access control policies that are already in place and can also help to reduce the costs that are associated with lost keys or unmanaged access. It’s also important to know that it is never too late -- or too early -- to implement a key control and management plan as part of an overall physical security strategy. And if you’re not sure about how to proceed, the following three questions may provide the answers for you.

Department of Homeland Security to Test U.S. Bridges for Vulnerability

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has joined forces with the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center to conduct series of experiments that assess potential vulnerability of critical structural components of aging steel bridges.

Analysis of 15 Failed Terrorist Plots Against Surface Transportation Provides Insight into Tactics, Weapons

The Mineta Transportation Institute has released its newest research report, Carnage Interrupted: An Analysis of Fifteen Terrorist Plots Against Public Surface Transportation, which examines several factors in 13 plots that authorities uncovered and foiled before attacks could be carried out.

Denver Transportation District Expanding Video Security

NICE recently announced that the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD), the public transit system for greater metro Denver, is expanding its implementation of NICE video security solutions to the West Rail Line, Union Station and the Denver Civic Center.

SIA, AAPA Urge DHS to Reconsider Port Allocations

Today, the Security Industry Association (SIA), along with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano. In the letter, the organizations urge the secretary to reconsider grant allocations assigned to the Fiscal Year 2012 Port Security Grant Program, or to offer waivers on cost share agreements of previously awarded grants.

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