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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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’s Gunshot Detection Wins New Product of the Year for 2016

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DALLAS – August 31, 2016 – Quantum Technology Sciences recently earned 2016 New Product of the Year for intrusion detection from Security Products magazine and SecurityToday.com. An independently juried panel selected Quantum’s gunshot detection capability for outstanding and noteworthy product development achievement by a security equipment manufacturer. Security Products magazine will present the award to Quantum during the ASIS International 62nd Seminar in Orlando, Florida on September 12 – 15, 2016, where the company will be exhibiting its intrusion detection product line, know as Vector. The award-winning gunshot detection and classification capability enhances critical asset situational awareness by providing real-time notification of…

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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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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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Quantum Technology Sciences WINS SECURITY industry’s most innovative new product award

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Atlanta, Ga. – October 2, 2014 – ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, selected Quantum Technology Sciences intrusion detection solution as a 2014 ASIS Accolades winner during their annual conference in Atlanta. The competition recognizes the security industry’s most innovative new products, services and solutions. Quantum’s Remote Intrusion Detection System was awarded for the unusual benefits it delivers to the security industry. Quantum’s concealed system classifies pedestrians, vehicles, and/or digging without requiring line of sight to the target.  The solution’s technology is comprised of three custom components – a specialized, solid-state, buried sensor, a processing node, and…

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Closed on $4.4M Series A Round with O&G Investors

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Cocoa Beach, Fla. – June 17, 2014 – Quantum Technology Sciences, a rapidly emerging provider of intrusion detection and movement monitoring solutions designed for securing energy assets, achieves and closes its targeted $4.4 million series-A funding round. The investors possess significant pedigrees in oil and gas production and include Bud Brigham of Anthem Ventures, Jim Farnsworth, chief exploration officer with Cobalt International Energy, Infinity Oil & Gas, and Texas-based investment firm McNair Group. “Quantum’s cutting edge technology is extremely impressive and addresses the pressing demand for domestic and international energy infrastructure security,” says Bud Brigham, Anthem Ventures, founder of Brigham…

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Presented at SAGEEP 2013

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QTSI attended the 26th SAGEEP meeting held 17-21 March 2013 in Denver, CO, presenting an aspect of its work for an ARMY customer. SAGEEP, or Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, is an international meeting of near-surface geophysical disciplines sponsored by the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society. The paper delivered an update on current unexploded ordnance (UXO) work for the US ARMY Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), Vicksburg, MS, office. The UXO effort was undertaken to provide a system for range sustainment. QTSI’s hardware and software solution will detect and locate…

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QTSI Contributes to Market Focus on Border Security

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President Mark Tinker was invited to contribute perspective and knowledge to the March issue of Government Security News. Below is an excerpt from the article. Exploiting modularity for effective border security Perimeter security and border security are rapidly converging. What were once two very different schools of thought are now, in today’s threat climate , more similar than ever. Throughout history, the U.S. has leveraged the fact that it shares only two land borders on a continent surrounded by three oceans. The advent of rocketry made the world a bit flatter, in that threats of significant consequence could rapidly penetrate our…

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