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A Look at NERC CIP-014 Using Video Surveillance

A recent article appearing in Security Technology Executive magazine takes a look at the use of video surveillance techniques to address security guidelines laid down by the federal government in an attempt to more fully secure the U.S. power grid … Continue reading

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Protecting the Power Grid – Video Surveillance

The Department of Homeland Security said it well…. “Everything is dependent on electricity.  EVERYTHING.  Without electricity, we’re basically back in the 1850s.” Most of us haven’t had to deal with not having electricity, internet, television, refrigeration or telephone so it’s … Continue reading

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Substation Security Automation

When addressing NERC CIP014 physical security requirements, substations and power transmission facilities must not only consider how to detect, deter and delay, but also the means to assess and respond.  A traditional approach to address these components of a security … Continue reading

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Substation Physical Security – CASE STUDY

INDUSTRY: Energy, Utilities, Power Transmission CHALLENGE: The power grid is a modern engineering marvel, providing us widely available and affordable energy for not only our day to day lives, but also highly critical infrastructure elements for which we rely on … Continue reading

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Addressing Tailgating Vulnerability at Substations

Electrical substations are subject to a number of unique security challenges and safety concerns. Identifying and addressing these concerns is the objective of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program regulations from the National Electrical Reliability Commission’s (NERC).  As part of … Continue reading

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Why Geospatial Video Analytics is Different – Security Guy Radio Podcast

PODCAST – Chuck Herald sat down with Larry Bowe, president of PureTech Systems and discussed the PureActiv geospatial video security platform and why it differs from other traditional VMS systems. The discussion includes: What is Geospatial Real Life Pokémon GO … Continue reading

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What is a Video Edge Device?

Each industry is guilty of creating terminology that may, or may not, add value to the end user’s understanding of what the product does.  In the perimeter video security, one such term is the “video edge device.” On its own, … Continue reading

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Intelligent Audio Talk Down Using Video Analytics

Video management systems, armed with video analytics, can be a very effective means to detect and alarm on incidents. Despite the ability to accurately detect and notify, the issuance of an alarm does not always result in a timely resolution … Continue reading

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Teaching Cameras to Zoom … “Intelligently”

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) Map Based video management systems have the ability to control security cameras directly from the map-based user interface.  These map-based VMS, also referred to as geospatial VMS, have many … Continue reading

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Protecting Remote Facilities with Camera Auto Follow

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) Protecting remote facilities is a difficult task, in terms of budget, manpower and system complexity.  Fortunately, technology advances continue to provide exciting capabilities and more affordable deployment.  One such … Continue reading

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Finding Security Solutions for Airports

Airports have many security and safety needs.  Fortunately, there are many technologies out there designed specifically to meet these security and safety needs.  As an airport, it’s often difficult, and time consuming, finding and evaluating these technologies to understand their … Continue reading

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Video Analytics – Software Based or Camera Based?

More and more we see the idea of “smart cameras” being introduced in the physical security marketplace.  Why is that?  Actually, it’s for a couple of reasons.  Smart cameras excel at addressing highly constrained, single-purpose detection needs.  A key factor … Continue reading

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