We tend to think of a few kinds of industries and buildings when we talk about high-security areas—government buildings used by big decision-makers, corporate headquarters, and just about anything involving the military. One sector that is often forgotten about is the energy industry: those employees and facilities that keep us on the grid, capable of using our phones, computers, refrigerators, and all the other technology that we sometimes take for granted. While it’s easy to forget about an industry that tends to be out of sight and mind, the energy sector may have some of the largest needs for security technology.
Why Energy Providers?
It’s difficult to even imagine a world in which we don’t have access to the power we need. Not only do we require having power for our personal needs, but much of the country’s infrastructure relies on having available power. Consider what may happen without traffic signals or if no one had usable phones. As a result, energy providers become a target for acts of terror or other emergency scenarios and need capable security technology to help.
Effective Security Technology Measures
When considering security technology for energy facilities, it is important to think about context and application. If the facility has sensitive areas that need to differentiate between credentials, biometric access control systems might be the best way to protect those areas. If your facility has a roadway security stop or a highly-secure parking facility, looking into the latest and greatest in vehicle security technology may be appropriate. This could include a license plate reader system or an Intelligent Vehicle Undercarriage Scanner System. In any instance, it’s important to remember what your vulnerabilities are and what technology can appropriately address those concerns.
Making Energy Facilities Safe
Oil refiners and power plants can sometimes seem like unassuming parts of a landscape but it’s in these places that our livelihood is ensured. Taking the security of energy facilities seriously—including improvements in physical security as well as cyber security—requires the installation of new security technology that is comprehensive and capable of functioning in the necessary ways.
Intelligent Systems With Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Security’s suite of intelligent optical technologies provides security personnel with the tool to detect today’s threats. Our systems help those in the energy, transportation, commercial, and government sectors protect their people and their valuables by detecting threats in time to take action. From automatic under vehicle inspection systems, automatic license plate reader systems, to on the move automatic vehicle occupant identifier, we offer full 360-degree vehicle scanning to ensure any threat is found. Throughout 30 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.