Chemical, oil and gas facilities have specific and often high risk security issues. They also have to comply with many stringent regulations including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard or CFATS in the US.
This standard gives the industries involved a solid set of guidelines to follow to make sure that they are as safe as possible and that the surrounding public is better protected against possible terrorist attacks and other events.
Common issues associated with petrochemical, oil and gas facilities, which are often multi-site, include managing access and securing the facilities against the ever present terror threat and health and safety. All these challenges can be met with an integrated solution of Access Control, Video, Energy Management, and Command and Control solutions from Titan Security. Handling potentially hazardous materials and monitoring potentially risky processes are just some of the health and safety issues facing employees. Therefore having cameras positioned and recording high quality images is an essential tool to aid the safe and efficient running of the facility. Video clips can be quickly exported to portable media for any type of investigation, or claim. In today’s climate of volatile threat levels, from terrorist and fundamentalists, it is vital to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to restricted areas containing hazardous materials. Electronic security can help achieve this. Using our access control badging software each employee can be issued an ID/access card which does away with the need for multiple cards for multiple sites, thus reducing time and cost. This one card grants an employee access depending on their level and ensures that all movements can be tracked at all times.
With an integrated video and access control system all events and alarms can be remotely monitored 24/7 which is essential for multi site facilities. Any unauthorized access attempts or movements in predefined fields of view will trigger an alarm that will be captured by the cameras and then recorded onto the Video Management System. In the case of an emergency the system can lock down all doors or just sections of a facility.
If the identified threat level increases, the operation of the system can be changed to reflect this meaning individual employee access levels can be automatically amended and security levels heightened.