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Perimeter Security of Water Treatment Plants

A water treatment plant is a facility that treats water, so it meets the requirements of the local water authority. The treated water may be used for drinking, irrigation, or other purposes. Water treatment plants are typically owned and operated by a municipality or public entity. As a rule, water is pumped directly to the plant or collected from a nearby river or lake.

Perimeter breaches at water utilities can have serious consequences, including service interruptions and threats to public safety or health. It’s crucial to have security measures that intruders can’t bypass easily. Sophisticated camera surveillance systems that know where to look can assist in early detection. Early detection at the perimeter, be it from fence sensors or advanced outdoor video analytics, can provide the extra time required to engage deterrence devices or dispatch response forces.

The need for physical security is no longer an option; it’s a necessity. Physical protection of our water utilities and key components like water treatment plants require multi-layered approaches that can only be achieved by combining various technologies to provide sufficient coverage for all critical elements in and nearby a facility.

A Systematic Approach To Water Treatment Plant 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
  • Communicate
    An effective response requires that the right people have the right data at the right time.
  • Respond
    Engage response force – on-site, remote operators, or law enforcement agencies

Recognizing that different water utility operators face different security requirements, Senstar offers a wide range of video management, perimeter intrusion detection, access control, and video analytic solutions. Individually, they provide best-in-class protection. Combined, they form an integrated, multi-layered solution.


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