Oil and Gas – Energy

Veracity Features VIEWSCAPE At Power Grid Resilience Summit

Veracity will be promoting its new complete surveillance solution comprised of COLDSTORE™, (an innovative storage system that is uniquely and specifically designed for video surveillance), TRINITY™, (which allows “smart” IP-cameras to record to COLDSTORE without a physical NVR), and VIEWSCAPE™ (the management front end that provides the “GUI” as well as integration tools for systems ranging from access control and biometrics to building management and HVAC controls).

Taminco Chemicals Rely on Milestone Video for Employee Safety and Federal Regulation

Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management technology is helping Taminco USA to manage employee safety and to uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials. Taminco manufactures compounds and solutions for agricultural, personal and home care, energy and water treatment chemicals. The Department of Health, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation heavily monitor the shipping of these substances, so it is essential that a sophisticated surveillance system monitor every step of the process, from delivery of raw materials to the shipment of end products.

SightLogix CEO to Moderate Webcast on New Physical Security Regulations for Electric Grid

SightLogix President and CEO John Romanowich will moderate a webcast on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00pm on impending regulations and their impact on owners and operators of the North American electric grid. This Security Industry Association (SIA) webcast will discuss the role for security providers to help utilities meet increased physical security requirements, the potential scope of applicable facilities, an explanation of the timelines for compliance, and details to resolve before the finalization of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulation.

PG&E Substation in San Jose That Suffered a Sniper Attack Has a New Security Breach

The same PG&E electricity substation hit by gunfire in 2013 has endured a fresh security breach, despite a wide-ranging upgrade of the facility’s security systems, the utility reported Wednesday. Unknown individuals stole construction materials from the Metcalf substation in San Jose early Wednesday morning, PG&E said. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the utility are investigating the incident.

Port Fourchon Deploys Milestone Integrated IP Video

Improved surveillance and national security for top hub in nation’s oil supply. Port Fourchon in Louisiana plays a strategic role in supplying the United States with nearly 18 percent of its oil supply, servicing over 90 percent of the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-water exploration and production. Securing this essential coast area requires a hands-on team […]

IHS: Electric Utilities And Oil Refineries To Increase Investment In Perimeter Security

Although most critical infrastructure sites are target applications for electronic perimeter security, electrical utilities and oil refineries are projected to have the most growth opportunity, according to a published note by Blake Kozak, senior analyst for access control, fire and security at IHS Inc.   The global market size for electronic perimeter security sensors and video in electrical utilities and oil refineries is forecast to top $160 million in 2014, says Kozak.   Electrical utilities have experienced strong growth despite the economic slowdown in 2011 and 2012. Part of this growth is resulting from the trend to use remote video and networked sensors in order to configure and maintain sensors from remote locations. For example, there has been demand to integrate video with detection sensors and network these back to a central monitoring station. This has helped increase demand for applications and locations where sensors couldn’t be monitored in the past.   Another driver is the updates to the NERC CIP standards which are mostly concerned with cyber security and classifying / identifying critical assets, which could lead to a change in the security requirements for transmission substations. For example, NERC CIP Version 4 states any substation that maintains transmission lines at a capacity of 500kv or higher are now considered a critical asset.   Solar power plants, oil refineries and LNG plants are also expected to be strong markets to sell perimeter security equipment, says Kozak’s note. The capacity of solar power is expected to increase dramatically, especially […]

Diebold Secures Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine

Advanced security solutions protecting one of world’s largest mines October 31, 2013 — NORTH CANTON, Ohio , Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is helping secure one of the largest gold mines in the world. Operated by Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC), the Pueblo Viejo mine, located in the Dominican Republic , has proven and probable gold reserves of 25.0 million ounces. To secure this high-value site, Diebold installed and implemented advanced video surveillance , access control , intrusion detection and perimeter monitoring systems. The company integrated these systems via a customized software application, enabling on-site security personnel to efficiently monitor the entire property in real time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080725/DIEBOLDLOGO ) PVDC is a joint venture between gold producers Barrick Gold Corporation and Goldcorp Inc. It achieved commercial production in January 2013 and has a projected life of more than 30 years. Diebold Secures Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine “As a vast gold reserve, the Pueblo Viejo mine requires numerous electronic security solutions to protect the site’s assets,” said Marshal Valentine , country security manager. “Diebold’s integrated solutions have provided a way to actively and intelligently monitor the entire site, enhancing security from the perimeter to individual locations inside the property.” For the site’s video surveillance system, Diebold installed more than 300 cameras and multiple digital video recorders. In addition, Diebold created a fully equipped command center where security personnel can monitor video images from across the site and automatically view video feeds associated with any alarm event. […]