Many of the nation’s 21,500 electrical substations are located in sparsely populated rural areas, leaving them more susceptible to physical threats. It is impractical to station full-time on-site security guards in remote areas. Furthermore, many of these stations lack the infrastructure needed to support traditional fixed surveillance solutions.
Despite these limitations, substation security and surveillance is vital, and not just to prevent trespassing or vandalism. When a substation goes down, knowing exactly what needs to be fixed is crucial to returning power to everyone reliant on the substation. A remote video surveillance system can make identifying hazards easy — for example, if strong wind blew over a tree — so that service workers are prepared to safely address the problem.
A Remote Video Surveillance System to Prevent Outages
Implementing Pro-Vigil’s advanced substation security solution allows you to quickly assess if there is an obstruction or other natural hazard causing an outage. It also deters vandals from causing man-made disruptions. The Pro-Vigil remote video surveillance system is equipped with audio-visual deterrents that can be triggered remotely, scaring trespassers off.
Even if trespassers aren’t actively malicious, untrained personnel could be in an unsafe situation on a substation. A trespasser injuring themselves on your equipment could render you open to legal trouble. By deterring both malicious trespassers and curious ones, Pro-Vigil reduces your liability and reduces service outages.
Pro-Vigil substation security systems can be installed at any location, no matter how rural or remote. Pro-Vigil’s remote video surveillance system can be integrated with existing solutions, providing effective substation security and surveillance alongside intrusion detection when you need it most.