Protecting utilities and CNI

Meeting CNI demands

Method and products

Wide interpretation of risk
SCS security designs at utility sites reflect the sector’s broad range of risks. We work with main contractors to protect end-users against threats extending beyond theft and simple incursions to protests by environmental activists and even terrorist attacks.

Our engineers are experienced in working near and over water as well as in hazardous weather conditions at remote locations including coastal facilities. We have a record of helping our contractor partners to secure the exceptionally large perimeters for electrical, water and nuclear sites.

We are responsive both in defeating new threats and exploiting emergent technology. Former services personnel in the SCS team excel in detecting and combating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. Our staff and partners can track rogue drones with military-grade solutions and overload them with signals so suppressing commands from miscreant operators.

Industry dialogue
SCS devise strategies to protect CNI even from hacked commercial drones which may have a robust autopilot mode. We also use drones to perform legitimate surveillance and logistical tasks at large sites. We are at the forefront of dialogue between manufacturers and security industry watchdogs to frustrate malevolent drone users ranging from irresponsible hobbyists to jihadists.

Our goal in all geospatial wide-area surveillance is to enable clients to detect any anomalous situation that may pose a threat, categorize it, react with own personnel and liaise with first responders which must include the best possible situational awareness for people who do not know the location.

SCS acknowledge that in exceptional circumstances, with determined intruders, an initial strategy (after detection) may be delay prior to apprehending the trespasser. Our understanding of ‘protection in depth’ is broad.

In an appropriately security-cleared environment we can discuss specific expertise as demonstrated at CPNI locations. Both our technology and our methods are suited to natural and petro-chemical hazards. We understand how critical national infrastructure (CNI) clients apply stringent baseline security measures but may be required to implement incremental initiatives as threat levels, legislation and the political climate evolves.

Wireless backhaul
Our PA/VA techniques at utility sites are class-leading. We design and implement phased evacuation systems and will ensure that access control equipment can multi-task as mustering stations. We can reduce cabling infrastructure (often a significant cost for utility sites) through wireless backhaul ranging from 3G to 5G.

SCS designs exploit solar power for both green and logistical reasons over inaccessible terrain. Our expertise includes but is not limited to petro-chemical, nuclear, water and electricity. We appreciate that utility sites are scrutinized for their carbon footprint and we help our contractor partners to achieve BREEAM or LEED when required.



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