Best Practices for Meeting NERC CIP-014 While Preventing Copper Theft and Vandalism
Princeton, NJ (February 3, 2015) – SightLogix President and CEO John Romanowich will host a webcast on substation security on Wednesday, February 11, at 2 PM EST. The webcast will present practical advice for protecting substations effectively and affordably, while meeting key physical security requirements of the NERC reliability standard.
To register for the webcast, visit www.sightlogix.com/substation-security-webcast/.
“High-profile physical security breaches at substations highlight the need for reliable intrusion detection systems to protect the nation’s power grid,” said John Romanowich, President and CEO, SightLogix. “While the threat of terrorist activity remains ever-present, theft and vandalism represent additional concerns. This webcast addresses these challenges and offers best practices for protecting these important outdoor facilities.”
Traditionally, utilities have relied on a combination of some type of blind sensor – such as a fence sensor, beam, scanner or PIR sensor to act as an activity detector – along with video surveillance. However, according to Mr. Romanowich, the reliability and accountability of these systems is diminished by the many nuisance alerts they generate. Smart thermal cameras that incorporate video analytics significantly increase the capability of intruder detection while greatly reducing nuisance alarms.
Webcast attendees will hear real-world examples of how major electrical utilities are taking advantage of the benefits of smart thermal cameras to protect their valuable substations, solar farms, hydroelectric facilities, power transmission and distribution, nuclear power plants and more. In addition to meeting NERC requirements, these systems are also helping owner/operators address challenges from copper theft and vandalism.