Case Studies: Access Control / CCTV (Security): Oil Refinery

One of the world's largest energy companies has been a client of Advent Systems for more than 10 years. Initially, the client needed to upgrade its existing facilities, including its oil refinery. The facility, which was located on two sites, was flanked by water on one side, adding to the difficulty of security for the company. Because of the potentially hazardous materials and site, all of Advent's personnel were prescreened prior to beginning work. Also, to meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, the team took additional courses to ensure all activities would meet code and safety levels.

Advent implemented a site-wide integrated access control and alarm monitoring system with digital video imaging for employee, subcontractor and visitor identification, which monitors and controls internal building and perimeter vehicle access to the site. In addition, the team created an integrated, digitally recorded closed-circuit television system that allows the client to closely monitor the facility grounds and the waterside of the refinery. Advent also installed a redundant security system that is networked via fiber optic cables and network connectivity as well as explosion proof cameras and infrared applications to see in any lighting condition.

The oil refinery has relied on Advent for more than 10 years. Currently, Advent is responsible for upgrading the client's security as new products become available on the market and implementing a security plan for any additions or changes to the refinery site.

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