Electrical substations have become a target for terrorist attacks as happened with the attack on the Metcalf PG&E sub-station in April 2013. It has become crucial and even mandatory for utility companies to implement a perimeter security system that can detect and deter intruders approaching the substation. Early detection is the key to preventing successful attacks on electrical substations throughout the country.
`As can be seen below in the site diagrams below- the Metcalf substation can be completely covered with 5-7 SR-500 Magos Perimeter surveillance radars depending on the desired coverage.
The radars can be deployed at the substations perimeter both on site and off site (with wireless communication and solar power- can be achieved due to our radars’ low power consumption of <3.5W and low required bandwidth of <1kbps).
The radars are integrated to the PTZ via the control software which allows for real time slew to cue of the PTZ to the radar’s detection and also supports the possibility of integrating advanced video analytics for automatic target classification.
All other sensors (such as indicative fence, non-lethal weapons etc.) are connected via the control software and integrated into a complete turnkey solution that solves the utility company’s chal;lenge of protecting the substation.
The principle themes guiding this solution are the corner stones of Magos perimeter security vision:
This site demonstrated the ease of integration of Magos products with other sensors and means. The VMS software, all the cameras and the indicative fence were chosen by the customer. After site construction and sensor placement the entire technological solution was brought-up within less than a week. In addition the site can be easily relocated by the customer without requiring additional support.
The solution is also scalable allowing for much larger sites with additional sensors and/or multiple sites controlled either locally or in a single command and control center that group several sites.