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NYPA Installs Perimeter Area Security Monitoring System

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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August 3, 2017
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Cross Texas Transmission Enhances Physical Security

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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September 13, 2016
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Quantum CEO Tinker to Speak at Grid Resilience & Security Conference

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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July 6, 2016
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Protecting the Grid from Active Shooters

  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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June 1, 2016
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Quantum Market Releases Gunshot Detection Feature

Now better perimeter security with gunshot detection added to pedestrian, vehicle and digging classifications. COCOA BEACH, Fla.--Quantum Technology Sciences, an intrusion detection and situational awareness solution provider, is releasing a real-time gunshot detection and classification capability for their Vector series seismic-acoustic technology platform. The concealed solution enhances critical asset situational awareness by providing real-time notification of gunshots fired from rifles, handguns, or shotguns of multiple calibers and gauges from distances up to 500 meters from the deployed sensors without needing line of sight. The technology will immediately report gunshots fired, date and time of activity. The gunshot alert information can be…
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November 17, 2015
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Government Security News: New CIP standards provide a catalyst to unite security with operations in electrical utilities

As published in Government Security News By Mark A. Tinker, Ph.D. In late 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) outlined new rules, which take effect in 2016, requiring electrical utility companies to determine the key electric transmission stations and substations that could have large scale impact on the US electrical grid. Heading into 2015, those tasked with securing the national electrical grid must proactively enhance their security posture to address these critical infrastructure protection guidelines. However, large power corporations are starting to realize it is possible to capitalize upon compliance by leveraging security investments across other departments. Enhancing security…
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March 10, 2015