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Perimeter Security of Distribution Substations

A distribution substation is a type of electrical substation that serves as a switching and transformation point for the transmission of electrical power from transmission lines to local distribution lines. Distribution substations typically have high-voltage switchgear, transformers, and capacitor banks to provide
voltage control and support for the parallel operation of several circuits. The equipment is usually housed in an enclosed steel structure or an open yard.

The security of distribution substations and other electrical grid components is one of the most important concerns of every nation. Substation and power generation utilities are always at risk for terrorist activity, but theft and vandalism are more common threats.

The need for physical security is no longer an option; it’s a necessity. Physical protection of power grids and critical components like distribution substations require multi-layered approaches that can only be achieved by combining various technologies to provide sufficient coverage that critical facilities and infrastructures require.

A Systematic Approach To Distribution Substation Perimeter Security:

  • Deter
    Avoidance of security incidents in the first place is always the best outcome.
  • Detect
    Security technology can reliably detect intrusion attacks.
  • Delay
    Detection at the perimeter provides additional time for security forces to assess and respond.
  • Assess
    Integrating video management systems with perimeter sensors maximizes situational awareness.
  • Communicate
    An effective response requires the right people to have the right data at the right time.
  • Respond
    Engage response force – on-site, remote operators, or law enforcement agencies

Senstar’s perimeter security solutions include:

Fence-mounted locating sensors

  • Accurate and cost-effective
  • Easy to install on an existing fence
  • Scalable for any perimeter size

FiberPatrol FP400
Fence-mounted fiber optic sensors

  • intrinsically safe and cost-effective
  • EMI and lightning immune

Senstar LM100

  • 2-in-1 intrusion detection and lighting solution
  • Detect and deter intruders

Symphony VMS

  • Scalable, affordable video management with built-in analytics
  • Outdoor people and vehicle tracking
  • PTZ auto-tracking


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