Most of the nation’s electrical substations are in remote locations, making them difficult to secure from theft and vandalism. Without a smart security system, utility sites are susceptible to costly downtime.
Utility Site & Substation Security
Protecting public utilities goes beyond the security at an individual site; it’s a matter of public safety. Reliable security and 24/7 monitoring are critical for utility substations and other sites. These are key subsets of our country’s critical infrastructure and require specific security needs to keep them safe, especially because most are in remote places and left unprotected.
Utility sites need constant surveillance to ensure they stay operational without any interruption in services. Theft of materials and vandalism not only require replacement and repairs, but also result in costly downtime of services to your customers. Many utility sites or substations lack the infrastructure needed to support most security surveillance systems, and on-site security guards are costly and often ineffective.
Twenty20™ Solutions offers a variety of security options that do not require power or connectivity. Whether you need a mobile or fixed solution, Twenty20 is your go-to resource for surveillance systems that will help safeguard your sites against costly losses and incidents while keeping you apprised of all on-site activity.
How to Secure Utility Sites & Substations
Most utility sites are secured with little more than a perimeter fence, which can easily be penetrated by cutting or simply climbing over. To keep utility sites and substations secured from theft and vandalism, it is imperative to prevent unauthorized entry and crime before they occur.
Twenty20 Solutions offers a variety of security systems that can be integrated to create a comprehensive security solution for utility sites. Our solutions give you real-time access to security breaches and events that can threaten a sites operational efficiency.
Security and remote monitoring solutions from Twenty20 Solutions allow you to monitor and react to threats and maintenance issues in real-time, before a loss or breakdown occurs. Regardless of where your operations are located, with or without electricity or cellular connectivity, the Twenty20 suite of solutions is designed to extend your reach and impact across your operational footprint. We leverage leading-edge technology to provide a variety of innovative solutions that give unprecedented visibility and control of your sites.
Our web-based platform enables you to view live footage of one or hundreds of your sites in a single, integrated system from any mobile device or computer. You can monitor your sites from thousands of miles away to ensure your operations are running efficiently and your assets are secure. Our technology provides the data you need to make real-time assessments and decisions with regard to security breaches, safety procedures, maintenance needs and more so you minimize costly downtime on your sites due to theft, vandalism or operational issues.
Combining site surveillance with remote monitoring gives you an added level of security. Twenty20’s Manned Monitoring Center (MMC) is staffed with experienced virtual security experts that keep constant watch over your business. With virtual utility sites and substation monitoring, our MMC staff can notify the proper authorities to dispatch law enforcement within seconds when other on-site deterrents have not worked.
Benefits of Video Surveillance & Monitoring on Utility Sites & Substations
View Sites Remotely
Twenty20 Solutions provides real-time access and visibility to what is happening on your site via our web-based platform. Available from any location and device, you can see your sites in real time or access events to keep track of activity, even when you are not on site. You can monitor your workers, site progress and after-hour activity online any time.
Many utility sites are only secured with perimeter fencing, which makes them prime targets for criminals looking for valuable materials on-site to steal. With security solutions from Twenty20, you can stop crime before it happens with real-time visibility to your sites from any location and keep your sites free from damage and fully operational.
When a substation goes down, returning power to your customers is crucial. A remote video surveillance system can provide you visibility to see exactly what needs to be fixed so that your workers can immediately address the problem tom minimize site downtime.
Thermal security cameras are ideally suited for use in electrical substations to assist with proactively identifying hazards. These cameras work equally well in sunlight and darkness and are robust enough to operate in extreme weather conditions.
Minimize Liability & Enforce Worker Compliance
Ensuring the safety of on-site employees and contractors is imperative. Video surveillance allows you to monitor the daily activities on your property. You can enforce safety compliance measures with employees and access footage that can help with any insurance or worker's comp claims, helping to minimize your overall liability and financial responsibility.
Solutions for Utility Sites & Substations
Featured Case Study
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Critical Infrastructure list includes the US electric power generation segment. As a part of this segment of critical infrastructure, a large utility company requires security to protect its high-value facilities and substations, reduce theft and minimize power outage risks from domestic terror threats. Specifically, the utility provider had identified a trend of increased theft during construction and expansion projects.