Benefits of Video Surveillance at Substations


substation security, video surveillance, remote surveillance, security camerasElectrical substations are a critical aspect of our nation’s infrastructure. Without substations generating electricity to a safe consumption level, millions of homes and businesses would be left in the dark. Ensuring that substations are well protected will ensure their continued operation and ensure that our homes, businesses, and other critical infrastructure keep the lights on. A good way to ensure their protection is by using video surveillance at your substation. Using video surveillance at substations has incredible benefits. 

Here are three benefits of using video surveillance at substations:

#1: Security

Video surveillance can deter bad actors from vandalizing the property and possibly even committing theft, as well. These bad actors will know they are under surveillance and this may dissuade them from committing any further acts. Should an act of theft or vandalism take place, the videos taken by the camera systems can be used for evidence in the event of a criminal trial. 

#2: Safety

Ensuring the safety of the workers at these substations is just as important as ensuring the safety of the site itself. Video surveillance keeps a 24/7 watch on the site and can monitor for any potential safety hazards. Humans take days off, and this includes supervisors. By using video surveillance, supervisors can constantly keep an eye on their workers, even if it is not a human eye. 

#3: Maintenance

Maintenance in a substation is crucial. If the substation is not working correctly, thousands of Americans are left in the dark. Again, video surveillance keeps an eye on the site constantly. Should something happen and part of the substation stop working, video surveillance can point to the part of the substation that needs attention. Real-time monitoring with the video systems can also assist in identifying any potential issues early, and preventative maintenance can take place before an outage occurs. 


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Brent Canfield Owner of SentryPODS Surveillance Cameras

Brent Canfield

CEO and Creator of SentryPODS

Brent Canfield, CEO, and founder of Smart Digital and SentryPODS, founded Smart Digital in 2007 after completing a nine-year active-duty career with the United States Marine Corps. During the 2016 election cycle, he provided executive protection for Dr. Ben Carson. He has also authored articles for Security Info Watch.