08 Jul The importance of Security and Communications in Industrial Plants
The overall market size of the security for the industrial sector has experienced a continuous ascent. The growing threat of terrorism and cross-border intrusions have forced governments to impose strict standards related to the security of their countries, which has resulted in the growth of this market around the world.
The perimeter security that, as its name indicates, is applied to the perimeter or limit of the property, in its various forms, is the ideal level of protection for industrial plants, because it provides both an early warning of intrusion or break-in and deterrence or entry delay of unauthorised intruders to the installation.
When we mention sensitive and high-risk areas, such as industrial plants, airports, military facilities, government offices, prisons, power stations, nuclear power stations, oil and gas refineries, embassies, banks, shopping centres … the installation of an adequate security is vital.
Technological advances in the automation industry have resulted in the adoption of the latest techniques, such as video analysis and aerial drones, to deliver better results. Some of the technologies that are gaining popularity are fence protection systems and intrusion detection systems by fiber optics, infrared or integrated combinations of all of them. However, improving the reliability of systems is becoming a key challenge and it is hoped that the rising cost of implementing perimeter security systems will not hinder the growth of this market.
Video surveillance systems emerge as the fastest growing segment in the market, due to the growing interest in the continuous capture of images, their ease of installation and their innumerable applications both in security applications and in process monitoring. This segment comprises mainly of video cameras, CCTV cameras, video analysis and intelligent video devices that can be linked to more than one device. Together with them, access control systems are expected to gain ground.
Protection in the industrial environment is not an isolated fact. It is usually part of an integrated security system. In fact, today, consulting and system integration services are gaining ground among security system providers, because the integration of several security systems provides the installation Manager with more precise information and greater decision-making power. It is therefore common that in these types of environments, security systems are integrated into auxiliary communication systems such as public address systems, IP telephony, radio communications systems, etc.
The communication networks and in general the entire Ethernet network infrastructure have become the point of convergence of all the mentioned systems, providing the means of communication between the various systems and the channel of interaction and fundamental integration between all of them. For this reason, the implementation of a robust communications network structure becomes the cornerstone in the initial design and possible future extensions of the system.
It is at this point that MICROSEGUR, are a company specialising in security and communications systems for industrial environments, become a necessary player in the protection of industrial plants, advising, designing, supplying and installing adequate perimeter protection and security systems in any type of environment .
We are talking about elements such as:
- Access control systems
- Active and passive infrared detection units
- Advanced fiber optic detection systems
- Automatic doors
- Doors, barriers and bollards
- CCTV monitoring systems
- Electrified barriers
- Electrostatic field disturbance sensors
- Ground radar systems
- Integrated control and command systems
- Microphonic wire fence disturbance sensors
- Microwave motion detectors
- Point vibration sensors
- Coaxial cable sensors with port or “leaking”
- Seismic sensors
- Tensioning cable systems
- Video motion detection sensors (VMD), etc.
MICROSEGUR bring experience in national and international industrial security projects (refineries, cement plants, gas plants, data processing centres, etc.). Contact with us if you wish to carry out without obligation a security audit of your facilities and / or systems. We will be happy to help you.