Critical Infrastructure

Protect Sites from Intrusions and Avoid Liability

Critical infrastructure assets used for electricity generation, water treatment and telecommunications are constantly at risk of attack, vandalism, and theft. There are also concerns for regulatory compliance and for liability associated with trespassing. Senstar, with its broad portfolio of video management software, perimeter intrusion detection sensors, access control software, and intelligent video analytics, offers innovative, flexible solutions to protect critical infrastructure sites and improve resilience while meeting operational and regulatory requirements.

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Secure

  • Detect and deter intruders before they cause damage to property or hurt themselves

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Maintain

  • Ensure system confidence with field-proven equipment that is simple to operate and maintain

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Integrate

  • Streamline operations by integrating intrusion detection, video surveillance and access control

Electrical Utilities

Perimeter breaches at electrical utilities can have severe consequences, including service interruptions, equipment damage, copper theft, and intruder fatalities. That’s why Senstar security products are used around the world to protect electrical sites of all sizes, from nuclear generating stations to remote electrical substations to equipment storage yards. Senstar can provide effective, field-proven solutions that assist operators in meeting NERC CIP-014 physical security mandates, which require organizations to implement Deter, Detect, Delay, Assess, Communicate, and Respond mechanisms for handling potential threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Electrical Utility NERC CIP Application Guide (PDF)
  • Electrical Utility International Application Guide (PDF)
  • Keep North America From Going Dark (PDF)
  • Physical Security Technologies for Electrical Utility Infrastructure Presentation (PDF)
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Oil and Gas Facilities

Infrastructure and assets of the oil and gas industry are essential to a nation’s economic and environmental well-being, making their security a top priority. From the initial source to the multiple end points, an oil and gas production chain relies on safe extraction, refining, and distribution across great distances. Pipelines and associated above-ground infrastructure along the chain are vulnerable to theft and sabotage. For more information about how Senstar can help protect above and below ground infrastructure for the oil and gas industry, click here.

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Senstar Solutions

Protecting Remote or Unmanned Sites

Senstar sensors and video management software can not only help to deter intruders in the first place but can improve situational awareness for remote monitoring personnel:

  • Automatically engage deterrence devices like security lights, intercoms, or sirens
  • Direct PTZ cameras to the intrusion location and auto-track intruders within the facility
  • Provide local security forces with still images or live video via email, SMS, or mobile apps
  • Avoid nuisance alarms by rejecting distributed events generated by environmental conditions
  • Avoid unnecessary maintenance visits with hardware redundancy and comprehensive remote management software

Security System Integration

Senstar sensors work with virtually all security systems. Software integrations are available for industry standard video and security management systems, while built-in I/O capabilities ensure that sensors can report zone, supervision, and equipment status events to on-site intrusion panels or alarm systems.

Scalable Video Management

Senstar’s Symphony video management software is ideal for organizations that manage high numbers of cameras, including those with geographically distributed sites like electrical substations or cellular towers. Symphony also supports edge-based video storage, ensuring critical video is not lost in case of a communications failure.

Early Detection at the Perimeter

Most fences can be bypassed in seconds. By the time intruders are detected by your facility’s security system or personnel, it’s often too late. Camera surveillance systems can assist in early detection, but only if they know where to look. Detection at the perimeter, be it from fence-mounted sensors or advanced outdoor video analytics, can provide the extra time required to engage deterrence devices or dispatch response forces.

Multi-Layered Protection

Senstar products are designed to work together to provide comprehensive, multi-layered protection. For example, Senstar video analytics can identify authorized maintenance vehicles and temporarily mask gate alarms while outdoor analytics can direct PTZ cameras to record high-definition video of potential intruders before they trigger a fence sensor. In addition to new security capabilities, all events can be managed from single software interface that improves respond times and reduces training requirements.

Sites Adjacent Residential or Wildlife Areas

A well-lit site is standard security practice. But for critical infrastructure sites located adjacent to residential neighborhoods or protected wildlife, light pollution can be a major concern. Senstar offers several solutions, including intelligent lighting that offers dimmable, targeted illumination along the fence line as well as thermal camera support when deploying outdoor people and vehicle tracking analytics.

A Broad Portfolio for Site-Specific Solutions

Recognizing that different critical infrastructure 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; used in combination, they form an integrated, multi-layered solution.

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Experience Matters

Senstar’s extensive portfolio of solutions can be found protecting thousands of critical infrastructure sites worldwide, including power stations, electrical substations, water treatment plants, oil & gas refineries and distribution hubs, manufacturing/warehousing operations, and communications/cellular sites.