Infrastructure:Electric,Gas & Water

Integrator Upgrades Security Technology & Operations for Energy Company, Assists With Standards Creation

August 1, 2014
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
iberdrola_sbs
IMAGE COURTESY OF G4S TECHNOLOGY

G4S Technology was selected by Iberdrola USA (IUSA) to help upgrade existing access control systems (ACS) and closed circuit television (CCTV) systems. IUSA, a subsidiary of global energy company Iberdrola S.A., wanted to create a single, centrally monitored and administered electronic ACS and video management system (VMS) across its New York and Maine territories. In addition, Iberdrola S.A. has a long-term security plan to develop a global standards-based platform for ACS and other security platforms including CCTV and intrusion detection.

Facilities that received upgrades included electrical substations, hydroelectric stations, and service centers. The project required the replacement of access control panels at the IUSA facilities, replacement of existing cameras with thermal cameras, replacement of existing ACS systems with AMAG Symmetry, replacement of existing analytics and VMS, and an upgrade of the security operations center (SOC), new security equipment racks, integration, installation, and project management.  By the end of the project, G4S Technology not only had assisted IUSA with security upgrades, but actually assisted the energy company with creating standards for the utility and energy industry.

“Through our value-added engineering, G4S Technology LLC was able to provide Iberdrola USA with a comprehensive analytic solution and an enhanced thermal design that will help serve their needs both today and for many years to come,” said Sam Belbina, president of G4S Technology. “We are honored to be working with this prestigious energy company, and to help them realize their goals.”

“G4S Technology was selected after a thorough proposal and evaluation process,” said Dave Lathrop, manager – Security Technical Services. “We were very impressed with their response to our request for proposal. Their experience was noted as they provided significant value engineering to the design.”

The result of the Iberdrola USA/G4S Technology partnership was a new gold standard solution that met and exceeded government mandates. By thinking beyond the obvious, G4S Technology was able to not only help this customer secure its facilities, but also assisted them in establishing themselves as a security front-runner in the energy industry, commented G4S Technology.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Security Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

Podcasts

Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

More Podcasts

Security Magazine

Security December 2014 issue cover

2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Security Emergency Preparedness Training

Which security personnel emergency preparedness training is the top priority to you and your enterprise?
View Results Poll Archive

THE SECURITY STORE

comptiahighriseproductphoto
CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook 40px 2-12-13 Twitter logo 40px 2-12-13  YouTube  LinkedIn logo 40px 2-12-13Google+

Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.