Security to fuel a transforming industry
Changes in consumer preferences, evolving threat landscapes, and regulations have changed the energy and utilities industry. What once was an analogue, scale-driven, centralized model, has become a digital and distributed energy model. To keep up with this evolving industry, you need to adapt your security strategy by heightening your critical infrastructure security, fostering a safer work environment, and keeping ahead of regulatory changes.
Security challenges in the energy and utilities industry
Standardize your operations
The rise in demand for renewable energy combined with the convergence between oil, gas, and power utilities is driving mergers and acquisitions (M&A). As these companies converge, so do their security departments. So, how do you ensure a standardized, centralized security strategy? You need a security solution that allows you to manage all your security operations in one place.
The industry is becoming increasingly regulated as new legislations are being created to protect our critical infrastructure. As regulations enter the new digital era, your security team needs to modernize and rationalize your regulatory, legal, and compliance functions and practices. You need a security solution that helps you meet compliance regulations as they evolve.
Hacker groups are much more organized and sophisticated often resulting in cyberattacks with the help of trusted employees and contractors, whether intentional or unintentional. So, protecting your critical infrastructure from these threats is crucial. You need a system that can converge your physical and cybersecurity plans to protect sensitive information and reduce your exposure to threats.
The energy and utilities portfolio of unified security solutions
Security Center is the unified security platform offered by Genetec that effectively blends IP-security systems in one platform. You can combine your video monitoring, access control, and license plate recognition, intrusion, and more under one single platform and respond effectively to incidents.
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The Energy and Utilities portfolio of unified security solutions
The Security Center Omnicast™ IP video management system (VMS) ensures constant video surveillance to protect your assets. Security Center Omnicast supports a wide range of VMS hardware manufacturers so that you can enjoy IP-video no matter what hardware you use.
Learn more about Omnicast.
The Security Center Synergis™ IP access control system (ACS) provides full control over your access points and secured areas for people and vehicles. Your team can work unimpeded while your system is always available with built-in failover and peer-to-peer communications.
Learn more about Synergis.
The Security Center AutoVu™ automatic license plate recognition automates license plate reading and identification, making it easier for your growing facility to monitor inflow and outflow of transportation vehicles, visitors, and employees.
Learn more about AutoVu.
Intrusion and Restricted Security Area
Be aware of intruders before they reach your fence line while reducing the likelihood of false alarms. Leverage a combination of laser and radar detection technology to detect, deter, and respond to intruders and drones. Learn more about Security Center Restricted Area Surveillance.
Intelligent key management
Digitize your key locking system to eliminate the need for any hard wiring or a power supply in hard to reach areas such as safes, cabinets, remote gates, and fences. Benefit from the audit accountability and access management available with IP-access control but without the costs associated with an online access point. Overcome your current rekeying issues by maintaining security even if someone loses a key.
Muster and accountability reports
Track the movement of people over geographical maps or through visual reports and be notified of their location based on built-in people counting with access control events. Turn a mobile device into a muster reader at the muster zone during an emergency evacuation to get an accurate read of who is accounted for and in the safe zone. Send reports to key personnel in the organization and with first responders.
Genetec Mission Control
Effectively guide your security operators through security and safety incidents as well as operational tasks with Genetec Mission Control™. Ensure that your team is operating within the regulatory bounds set by regulators like NERC-CIP by creating SOPs designed with compliance in mind. Learn more about Genetec Mission Control.
Use Genetec Clearance™ to securely collect, manage, and share digital evidence from different sites with regulators and law enforcement. Genetec Clearance is ideal for flare monitoring and reporting intrusion incidents to regulators. Learn more about Genetec Clearance.
Automate your security policies and build a strong access management plan throughout multiple sites with Genetec ClearID™. Centrally manage the access rights of visitors, employees, and contractors to help maintain compliance and security. Learn more about Genetec ClearID.
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Supporting your team
Security Operations Supervisor
Enjoys working with a scalable, unified solution system.
Implements safety procedures to limit the number of incidents and promote a safe work environment.
Maximizes uptime of physical security technology – even at remote sites.
Operational Compliance Manager
Automates policies to guide personnel while enforcing compliance.
How Security Operations Supervisors benefit
- Empower your team of operators with one unified system to react to security and safety incidents
- Benefit from programmed workflows and advanced training that will help your team work like experienced operators
- Enjoy faster resolution of security incidents by following automatically generated step-by-step incident management procedures
How Safety Managers benefit
- Ensure accurate accountability and muster reports during emergency evacuations
- Easily share flare monitoring and safety evidence with regulators and law enforcement agencies
- Guide employees to keep them safe throughout your organization with digital standard operating procedures
How IT Managers benefit
- Monitor the health of your security system and devices to ensure maximum uptime
- Download device firmware and schedule updates as soon as they are made available
- Define access policies to easily manage who has access to your secure areas like IT closets and server rooms without interactions with security
How Operational Compliance Managers benefit
- Improve accountability by using smart keys that offer audit tracking without the expense of an online lock
- Establish site-specific policies with a universal platform that manages access right requests and ensures compliance
- Easily extract and share digital evidence for auditory purposes in a few clicks from one platform