How Can Substations Deter Vandalism

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With attacks against substations increasing nationwide, security at those substations is even more important. There are several steps that substations can take to deter vandalism. Here are four tips to deter vandalism at your substation. Deterring vandalism is the first step to take to ensure that our nation’s critical infrastructure is working to the best…

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Benefits of Video Surveillance at Substations

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  Electrical 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…

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Substation Security: Securing the Perimeter

SUBSTATION SECURITY: SECURING THE PERIMETER Electrical substations are the backbone of our nation’s power supply, generating power for millions of Americans. Recent domestic terror attacks on substations, first in Moore County, North Carolina on December 3, 2022, and the second on Christmas Day in Pierce County, Washington, left thousands of Americans without electricity. These acts…

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Substation Attacks Continue, Leaving People Without Power Over Christmas

Four electricity substations in the Tacoma, Washington, area were attacked Sunday, affecting thousands of customers, authorities said. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department described the early morning attacks on two Tacoma Public Utilities substations and a Puget Sound Energy facility as acts of vandalism, with those responsible unidentified. “It is unknown if there are any motives…

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Cybersecurity Tips For Utility Companies

As our nation’s demand for energy increases, the utility industry has had no choice but to modernize its infrastructure to meet this demand. This modernization has involved adding more digitized equipment and connectivity across devices, plants, and operating systems. While this evolution represents a positive shift for the industry, it has also opened up Pandora’s…

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Securing Utility Sites With Surveillance Cameras

Everyone in the United States depends on the utility industry. In fact, our daily lives center around the by-product of this critical asset. That means that continuity of service is critical in the utility industry. Customers want to know that they will have power, gas, or water whenever they need it. That means utility providers…

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Advanced Perimeter Surveillance For Utility Providers

Perimeter protection is your first line of defense to detect an intruder and is key to preventing successful attacks by bad actors. It is especially important for utility providers to install a good security system that includes perimeter protection. Utility perimeter security is key to preventing both physical attacks and cyberattacks, both of which have…

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5 Security Risks Facing Utility Companies Today

The U.S. utility industry is one of the most important industries in the country and provides water, sewage, energy, and other basic services to the public. This sector employs more than 500,000 people and has a market value of $1.5 trillion. However, utility companies are extremely vulnerable when it comes to security. The sector is…

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Securing Wind Farms With Surveillance Cameras

The growing importance of sustainable energy sources means that the critical infrastructure necessary to generate this resource is being built in remote locations. For example, wind farms are generally constructed on vast tracts of uninhabited land. The sprawling nature of this infrastructure makes it difficult to secure, leaving wind farms open to vandalism, theft, and…

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Do Hydropower Plants Need Surveillance Cameras?

Hydropower is the nation’s oldest source of renewable energy and can provide power to the nation’s grid after traditional sources fail. It is estimated that in 2021, hydropower made up 31 percent of U.S. renewable energy generation – eclipsing the total production of solar and wind farm energy combined. This valuable resource must be protected…

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