Petrochemical, oil and gas operations represent many specific and often high risk security issues. Industry facilities also have to comply with many regulations, such as the U.S., Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This agency has enacted Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations which require multiple stages of evaluation and compliance from petrochemical facilities. In addition, companies whose facilities are covered under the U.S. Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) need to implement the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program, adding an additional layer of security to their infrastructure.
These standards and regulations offer 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 health and safety, managing access levels and securing the facilities against the ever present threat of terrorist attack. These challenges can be met with an integrated solution of access control, video and fire solutions from Koetter Advanced Security Solutions.
Most petrochemical companies operate from multiple facilities across the country and around the world, often including some in unstable regions. The high-risk nature of the compounds used in these diverse environments makes it imperative to protect these facilities against terrorists, internal sabotage and other threats.
Today's petrochemical operators need solutions offering flexibility, scalability and a secure approach to managing employees, contractors and visitors. This security solution must be one that works with their existing physical security infrastructure and ensures compliance with the latest regulations.
Ensure compliance to CFATS regulations and streamline physical security operations with end–to–end physical identity and access management.
With very extensive coverage areas, large staff, and dangerous machinery that need to be monitored, effective positioning of video camera surveillance that can record high quality images is an essential security implement for your company. Knowing that any incidents will be seen on cameras and then recorded onto the digital video management system provides peace of mind. Video clips can be exported quickly for any ensuing police or internal investigation.
In the event of an emergency, a centralized security management system can notify authorities for immediate response, record video, open doors, automatically trigger voice alarms, provide reports, and account for all personnel in and out of dangerous areas. This can also be a way of monitoring daily production to guarantee that your employees are abiding by all safety regulations at all times.
Koetter supplied petrochemical industry security products provide a range of security solutions from standalone access control, video/CCTV, intrusion and fire systems, to customized single screen solutions that will integrate not only those platforms, but will link to other facility systems to produce a centralized control system that can address the needs of your security department, as well as providing crucial information to other areas of the business.
In today's climate of volatile threat levels, ensuring that only authorized personnel have access to restricted areas containing hazardous materials is essential. Electronic security helps achieve this. Using Koetter's access control badging software, each employee can be issued one ID/access card which does away with the need for multiple cards for multiple sites, saving both time and cost. This one card provides employee access depending on their level and ensures accurate tracking of all movements at all times.
If an identified threat level increases, the system operation can be changed to reflect this, automatically changing individual access levels, and increasing security levels. Beyond the security environment the access control system can be used to help in areas from health and safety by allowing only trained personnel to use certain equipment.
Koetter's video/CCTV products have been selected from the top brands available to be used to address the normal security requirements of monitoring manufacturing/industrial buildings, product and supply movement, employee car parks, and monitoring employees as they perform required tasks and maintenance during normal operations.
All events and alarms can be remotely monitored 24/7 with integrated video and access control systems, something that is essential for multi site facilities. Any unauthorized access attempts or movements in predefined fields of view will trigger an alarm that is captured by the cameras and then recorded onto the video management system. In case of an emergency, the system can lock down all doors (based on event monitoring) or autolock them at any given time of day.
As an identified threat level increases, the security system operation can be changed accordingly. Individual employee access levels can be automatically amended and security levels heightened to reflect these changes automatically.
Koetter fire protection systems are designed to detect heat and smoke 24/7, even when systems are not armed, and monitoring personnel can coordinate with emergency authorities to provide businesses with the fastest response possible when critical. Koetter fire protection expertise is known globally for providing integrated solutions to detect and suppress every type of fire threat.
Although many industries have similar needs when it comes to safety and security, Koetter Advanced Security Solutions recognizes the importance of creating customized solutions for each of its customers. Additionally, Koetter knows that understanding the business environment where the solution will be used is crucial to ensuring that the solution has all the capabilities to meet the needs of the user. Our Petrochemical industry security solutions are built with the user in mind that make system operation efficient and straight forward. You can count on Koetter for the integrated security system solutions you need to enhance your operation and security. You'll sleep better with Koetter Advanced Security Solutions on the job!
Koetter offers quality equipment from leading manufactures in the security and fire protection industries. Our security experts will meet with you and assess your security goals and requirements in order to implement a security system that is reliable and fits within your budget. Contact Koetter Advanced Security Solutions today to discuss your security needs.