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Video Surveillance and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Critical infrastructure protection (CIP) is vital to every citizen, but most importantly to those responsible for safeguarding critical systems from attacks. Enterprise security video surveillance systems play a crucial role in safeguarding these areas from unauthorized access as it provides visual data that helps security personnel detect and defend against attackers more quickly than other technologies can.

Threats to Critical Infrastructure

Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and fires are natural disasters that are occurring more frequently. Physical security measures must use a layered approach and be capable of operating under extreme conditions, like power outages during these events.

Beyond natural disasters, man-made events also pose an ever more serious threat to critical infrastructure. This may come in the form of instability and terrorism threats as well as wars or cyber risks. Our governments are working to keep our nation’s critical infrastructure safe from natural disasters and man-made events by partnering with businesses for new ways to improve security measures and safeguard our countries.

The installation of enterprise video surveillance systems will help to ensure that all vital areas are effectively covered and under control. The security team can use this information in conjunction with their other layers of protection for a more controlled environment.

According to the US government, critical infrastructure can be divided into 16 sectors.

  • Chemical
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Communications
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Dams
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Emergency Services
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Government Facilities
  • Healthcare and Public Health
  • Information Technology Sector
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste
  • Transportation Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Systems

Critical infrastructure security is beneficial in the following ways:

Critical infrastructure security is a necessity for all citizens. It helps keep employees from violating safety protocols and ensures that facilities meet specific standards of security. Furthermore, by deterring trespassers or unauthorized individuals from entering restricted areas in your facility, you can maintain optimal operating procedures without interruption.

What Senstar Offers

Senstar has been protecting critical infrastructure around the world for more than 40 years.

Check out how Senstar is helping to secure facilities in our four key markets – Utilities (Electrical, Communications, Water), Logistics, Corrections, and Energy.

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