The United States, with many other nations around the world, long ago recognized the benefits of generating electricity through nuclear energy. Reducing the need to consume fossil fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and associated global warming with climate change, while increasing consistency and efficiency in electrical power generation, puts nuclear power generation as a cornerstone of many nation’s energy policy.
However, these benefits are not realized without responsibility. It is imperative to the organizations with regulatory responsibility that they also ensure the protection of people, property and the environment. Public and environmental safety are core concerns. Plant operations are therefore developed to provide safety in layers for the handling & processing of nuclear materials and equipment used for power generation. This holds true for securing these same resources.
“Security in depth”, with hardened structures and physical barriers, well trained & armed security professionals, highly effective intrusion detection and secure surveillance systems provide the layers of security in use today. It is within these last two measures that PSG Global supports this market. By integrating solutions with leading PSIMs, intrusion & access control systems, all combined with PSG Global’s nuclear certified VICADS® Video Management System (VMS), we help ensure the security in depth for any given nuclear power plant operator. Additionally, VICADS® integration with Perimeter Intrusion Detection and Assessment Systems (PIDAS), wide area approach volumetric sensors such as ground based radar systems, and other intelligent sensors & imagers, are key elements that allow plant/facility operators to secure their facility electronically as well as physically.