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EXECUTIVE BRIEF: Power Utilities - Physical Security Regulatory Compliance - How Medeco Intelligent Keys Represent the Best Solution for Power Utilities
How Vulnerable are U.S. Utilities?
On April 16, 2013 the PG&E Metcalf Transmission Substation near San Jose, California came under sniper attack. Armed gunman destroyed 17 electrical transformers before disappearing into the night. The damage to the substation was significant — over $15 million dollars. One former federal regulator called the event a planned terrorist attack that, if replicated across the country, could have blacked-out much of the country.
CASE STUDY: INVENERGY RECEIVES SMART TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO REMOTE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AND ACCESS CONTROL CHALLENGES
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. They solve energy challenges for customers and their communities by providing power generation and storage solutions at scale with locations in the Americas and Europe. The company has completed over 100 projects—totaling more than 15,000 megawatts—comprised of wind, solar, storage, and natural gas. Since Invenergy opened their first facility, more scrutiny has been placed on eliminating critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, increasing security challenges. With the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) requirements becoming increasingly specific to all types of security, Invenergy knew they needed to partner with a leader in complex infrastructure security that could scale operations globally. BlackHawk Datacom met this need and has the ability to integrate Video Management (VMS), Access Control (ACS), and IP Cameras into one solution covering the interior and exterior of all buildings as well as exterior substation areas.
CASE STUDY: EXPRESS WELD USES TECHNOLOGY TO SECURE OPERATIONS
By 2012, Express Weld needed to meet strict governmental security guidelines. Initially, Express Weld decided to use a contract guard service. Having a live gate guard fulfilled the initial Coast Guard and DHS requirements, but presented other unique challenges in the quickly changing security landscape in Port Fourchon. When Express Weld’s Vice President of Operations, Jacob Pitre, heard that there was an alternative that could save his company money from day one, and meet the increasing security requirements head-on, he decided to explore further. The alternative was SmartGate, by BlackHawk Datacom.
CASE STUDY: BLACKHAWK IMPROVES SITE SECURITY WITH MODERN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SOLUTIONS
At one of the company’s properties, the world’s best turquoise was being mined. When the price of turquoise skyrocketed, theft started happening immediately. The primary concern was the risk that someone was going to get injured or killed. The particular area where the turquoise was being mined was very dangerous. The Regional Manager took action to deter the thefts by deploying signage, but this action did little to nothing to reduce the activity. Leveraging its 35 years of oil and gas experience, BlackHawk Datacom has created a mobile video surveillance solution to help operators reduce their costs while improving site security.
CASE STUDY: ONSHORE OPERATOR USES TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE SECURITY COSTS BY $19,000 PER MONTH
There were three outcomes that were important to the operator: reduce costs, have knowledge and documentation of their visitors, and have the capability to review anything on video. While all three of these benefits were imperative, delivering them while upholding a professional image was also necessary. Leveraging its 35 years of oil and gas experience, BlackHawk Datacom created a smart gate access solution to help operators reduce their costs while improving their site security.