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NYPA Installs Perimeter Area Security Monitoring System

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Seismic-Acoustic Sensing Technology will Enhance Security; Helps Realize Governor Cuomo’s Goal for More Resilient Energy System The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced plans to use a $65,000 research grant to install an innovative perimeter area security monitoring system that will demonstrate the use of underground sensors to strengthen existing security and provide monitoring beyond physical perimeter fencing. This technology helps advance Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a more resilient, as well as cleaner and more affordable, energy system for all New Yorkers. “This is cutting-edge technology that uses underground sensors to detect seismic or…

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Integrated with Milestone XProtect™ VMS Solutions

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Quantum Technology Science’s Vector Series intrusion detection system is now available for Milestone VMS users upgrading to XProtect 2017 R1. Vector directly integrates into the Milestone VMS XProtect Alarm Manager console to provide advanced alert messaging and initiate deterrence devices and slewing of cameras to the point of the intrusion. Immediately available for new customers, or as a seamless upgrade without a software update required from Quantum, simple integration eases installation or upgrading from 2016 R3 editions. It uses the existing configuration files to easily upgrade with minimal configuration changes to minimize any gaps in security awareness during the transition….

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Cross Texas Transmission Enhances Physical Security

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Austin, Texas – September 13, 2016 – Cross Texas Transmission (CTT), a utility company regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, announces recent physical security upgrades at some of its key critical assets in advance of deadlines associated with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. Upgrades to CTT’s security include leveraging a cornerstone solution from Quantum Technology Sciences that uses seismic-acoustic sensors to automatically detect, classify and report on activity around critical assets. Quantum’s sensor systems were integrated seamlessly with existing more traditional security infrastructure to further enhance and provide implementation of more…

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Quantum CEO Tinker to Speak at Grid Resilience & Security Conference

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Noted tactical seismologist and Quantum Technology Sciences CEO Mark Tinker, Ph.D. will serve as a featured speaker on “Integrating Practical Technologies to Overcome Challenges in Physical Infrastructure Protection” during Grid Resilience and Security, a Marcus Evans conference. On July 14, 2016, Tinker will participate in an interactive securitytechnologies panel discussion along with Duke Energy Managing Director of Enterprise Protective Services Darren Myers and Omaha Public Power District Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Dennis Snook. Tinker will provide insight into new technologies, which raise operational efficiency, mitigate risk and strengthen security through increased situational awareness for electrical utilities. He…

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Protecting the Grid from Active Shooters

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  Originally published by Security Infowatch The facts are simple, straightforward, well-known, and unsettling. Gunfire and power utility substations are not friends. There are people in America with the means and motivation to disrupt local, regional and even national power distribution. In 2013, the Metcalf substation shooting highlighted the vulnerability of the nation’s electrical grid and became a case study regarding the expense of repairing and hardening of electrical system assets. Metcalf was an iconic event but multiple other shootings preceded it and have followed in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, and Arizona. The risks and impacts are…

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Trippe Becomes Interim Board Chair

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Cocoa Beach, Fla. – February 24, 2016 – Quantum Technology Sciences, a perimeter intrusion detection solution provider, announces the board appointment and interim chairmanship of Stephen Trippe. Trippe assumes the chairmanship from Company Founder Freddie “Chick” Garcia who will remain as a director. Trippe, an energy industry veteran, made a career of successfully launching and selling entities in various industry segments including upstream oil and gas, midstream services, and energy marketing. Trippe was president and owner of Kimball/Trippe Energy Associates, a natural gas marketing company, which was sold to Dominion Energy, Inc. He also served as a partner in Saltwater...
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Deterrence Drives Next Gen Grid Security

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How to protect assets using awareness zone technologies  BY MARK TINKER, Quantum Technology Sciences Theft, destruction, disablement, vandalism, and terrorism: any of the aforementioned words receive the attention of organizations with susceptible critical assets. Physical security and its costs, benefits, and risks are becoming more important as each day passes. Important, not only from a safety and security point of view, but also from the perspective of its value to operations, strategy, and even the overall bottom line. INTRUSIONS Historically, physical security mainly described stopping intrusions such as by installing physical barriers around substations. Traditional sensors, if any, monitored critical…

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