Security Technology Executive

NOV-DEC 2017

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About the Author: As vice president and general manager, securit y, for Johnson Controls' Building Technologies & Solutions, North A merica, Joe Oliveri manages the f ull P&L responsibilit y for the securit y business in the U.S. and Canada. He also leads the company's A d vanced Integration Business and plays an integral role in the company's net work of securit y innovation programs, including centers in Silicon Valley and Tel Av iv, Israel. Inspire Children and families in crisis across the USA need our help – and yours. And as a 501(c)(3) organization, Mission 500 now has even greater flexibility to work with local charities to better support existing and new sponsors and volunteers. But even with over 1100 children sponsored and many acts of charity performed to date, there's still a great deal of work to be done. Get involved today! Visit mission500.org for more information. Supporting Families Across America Request information: www.SecurityInfoWatch.com/10487869 R ADAR Everyday expanding technologies are coming to the security market. By connecting with inte- grated partners, organizations can rest assured that they always have someone keeping an eye out for a way to incorporate new technologies to help improve processes. For some, a ground- based radar solution may make sense for their substations. Radar systems are a cost-effective way to monitor perimeters. They easily inte- grate into existing security systems and can be automated with technology, like security cameras, to provide complete perimeter pro- tection. Additionally, these devices have no moving pieces, so they are easy to maintain and are robust. SEISMIC DETEC TOR S Utility owners should also consider seismic detectors, which monitor the vibration and temperature of the protected surface. This technology can detect all known types of intruder attacks, such as sledgehammers, diamond-head drills, explosives, hydraulic pressure tools and thermal tools. SHOT DETEC TION There are also shot detection solutions that should be considered. These solutions identify the sound of a shot and alert the appropriate officials while automating necessary security technologies. They provide an extra layer of proof should an organization not have staff at the facility. A QUALIFIED PAR TNER While utility providers share best practices and knowledge gained, the unique nuances of each organization's operations and challenges leave them to carve their own path towards compli- ance. There are a lot of sophisticated solutions on the market, but the technology is only good if it is installed, maintained and updated correctly. The CIP requirements only further highlight the need for utility providers to work with a qualified security partner, who can help sup- port security efforts at critical infrastructure sites. This may be their most valuable resource in pro- tecting their assets, which are not only important for their bottom line but also the neighboring communities they power.

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