EFFECTIVE AND IMMEDIATE DAMAGE PREVENTION
Effective, reliable security remains of paramount importance for electrical substations. Copper theft is a constant threat as substations are typically considered a soft target by materials thieves. Scrap metal is easy to sell and typically untraceable, making copper theft one of the top problems facing utility providers today.
The cost of replacement isn’t the only damage done by copper theft. Criminals aren’t known for their careful entry and exits when trespassing, and they will often do a great deal of damage to fences, gates, and even equipment in the process of stealing wire or pipe. The cost to repair a site after it has been burglarized can easily exceed the cost of the materials stolen, to say nothing of the costs of downtime.
Nor are copper thieves the only dangers that might face a facility. Historically, threats to electrical substations range from costly nuisances like vandals to serious catastrophes like terrorist threats.
Fortunately, visible security measures like surveillance cameras are highly effective at preventing the majority of these problems. Research has shown that when faced with a properly designed and deployed security camera system, most criminals will simply move on to an easier target. If an intrusion, theft, or vandalism does occur, high-quality security cameras will provide a clear, actionable record to security personnel or police.
ECAMSECURE offers custom designed, site-specific deployments that integrate multiple systems into a single turnkey solution. Security is never a “one size fits all” proposition, and every site has individual needs based on its layout as well as the threats presented by the surrounding environment.