Improving performance and safety measures on your critical site? – Axis Communications


When is a surveillance system more than a surveillance system? It’s when the system not only protects an organization’s premises but also supports other areas of the business. Network surveillance supports critical infrastructure operators in three ways:

  1. By achieving security goals
  2. By reaching operational goals, and
  3. By helping protect the employees and visitors from a health and safety perspective

All three of these support pillars are controlled from a single integrated system controlled from a remote location.

Axis Communications’ eBook, Always protected, explains the ins and outs of network-based surveillance, and how a smart integrated system can go beyond physical security to address all key aspects of critical infrastructure protection.

Keeping costs low

Keeping critical infrastructure safe is vital to the economic and physical wellbeing of society and the individuals who live in it. When we compare outcomes, network surveillance is a more efficient, more cost-effective job of protecting the critical infrastructure from bad actors than traditional analog cameras or physical protection. Save money on false alarms and physical patrols, thanks to intelligent onboard analytics and easily extend and upgrade your system when needed.

Network surveillance goes well beyond superior intrusion protection. It does double-duty as a valuable supplement to data from industrial control systems, and triple-duty as a way of monitoring policy adherence, evaluating risks in real-time, and improving health and safety practices.

How do you protect against intruders in an IP world?

Network surveillance presents a cost-effective replacement for traditional approaches to security such as analog cameras, fences and guard patrols. It is also a highly economical high-tech alternative to costly solutions like radio-frequency intruder detection, electric fences, long-range sensors and microwave or infrared barriers.

Tianjin-based Sinopec crude oil reserve project covered a land area of approximately 684,000m², and maintained 32 100,000m3 floating top crude oil tanks with supporting oil pump station, sewage lifting pump station, and central control building, as well as repair and warehousing facilities. A digital surveillance system was expected to cater for Sinopec’s operations, fire control, security protection and management. As staff, technologies and materials would be combined under the security system, no blind spot could be found in the monitored areas.

Effective intrusion protection depends on depth. With network video, not only are these things possible, they can also be achieved cost-effectively as compared to other solutions – thanks to the combination of high-definition video and intelligent analytics. For example, it’s possible to define triggers that activate warnings or alarms that can stop intruders in their tracks or alert personal of their presence.

Interested to learn how the implementation in this project lead to perimeter intrusion prevention, video surveillance interlocking, and added entrance and exit controls? All monitoring points carried out 24/7 surveillance and all bling spots were removed, resulting in a full coverage, manageable system that was flexible for future expansion.

If you are interested in learning more about remote monitoring, agile incident management or ensuring operational efficiencies for your critical site,  download your own copy of the Always Protected eBook or contact me directly.

Obaid Hafiz
Regional Sales Manager, Axis Communications
T: (587) 226 1664

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