Electrical Transmission

Protecting the Integrity of Power Transmission Worldwide

CIP-014 as a Catalyst

With 2016’s new rules for electrical utilities as a catalyst, there is a growing understanding among energy company leaders that increased collaboration between security and operations yields reduced operational expenses and results in increased uptime. The reaction culture remains ever important, but now we can validate our intuition and intercede as necessary, all with a high level of confidence. Leveraging the security awareness zone and the intelligence it provides for electrical transmission is just the beginning.

ELECTRICAL UTILITIES

Security Applications for Power Transmission

  • Substations
    • Extra High Voltage (EHV)
    • Distribution
  • Lines
    • Towers
    • Right of Way
  • Compression Stations
  • Equipment Storage Yards

Hardening and Protecting Key Assets

Energy transmission is vital to national security and economic stability.  The vulnerability of the Electrical Grid has been highlighted by several high-profile attacks at substations and power lines has prompted Federal Agency scrutiny and security system investment by utilities worldwide.

Quantum’s Vector Series addresses some of the key challenges of protecting these vital assets:

  • Non-line-of-site detection of intruders and gunshots before they are seen or heard – this defense-in-depth capability increases an assets capability to pass CIP regulatory audits
  • Lower cost for 24/7 protection of remote assets and sensor fusion capabilities to increase validity of alerts improve operator efficiency
  • Less than 5% nuisance and false alarm rates decreases NAR response fatigue
  • Earlier detection leads to higher probability of deterrence to thwart minor bad actors before vandalism or theft occur
  • Configurable as a perimeter to surround an asset or linear for right of way security
  • Develop pattern of life around an asset and detect anomalies to alert to abnormal activity