Utility infrastructure remote surveillance with iDefigo
In a lockdown world, it is more important than ever that utility providers are able to continue serving their customers. As the population stays indoors, any disruption to delivery of your service will have a bigger impact on your customers than ever. In addition, since the lockdown, there has been a marked increase in some crime including rural theft, fly tipping and even attacks on utility infrastructure including elements of critical national infrastructure. For these reasons, safeguarding your physical assets and infrastructure is of paramount importance.
Protecting your infrastructure is undoubtedly a challenge, given the number of linkages between different systems, the remoteness of some of your assets, and the criticality of parts of the utility network. Whether it is cabling, tools, or generators, the logistical challenge of guarding these assets at their most vulnerable point is overwhelming. Typical remote surveillance systems require installation, integration and connection with on-site power, which is infeasible for the more remote areas of your infrastructure.
In many cases it is not just security that concerns most utilities, the need to also secure their remote assets from the impact of the weather, including flooding and storm damage, and with travel restrictions creating staff shortages, having remote ‘eyes on’ has become more relevant than ever.
The iDefigo solution
iDefigo, a UK-based specialist in hardware and software solutions for remote surveillance, has a Smart Camera solution for surveillance of the most remote areas of your supply chain and infrastructure. The Smart Camera can be installed anywhere with no integrations or connections required. You do not have to be tech-savvy to install or use these cameras – an IT professional won’t be needed. The cameras transmit a real-time feed to any device you own, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As you move your workforce to working remotely, you can easily assign monitoring of the cameras to anyone, no matter where they are based geographically. Crucially, the cameras have an alert feature which notifies you if a trigger event has occurred, such as an individual coming into proximity of your assets.
The iDefigo Hosted Platform stores and gives you access to all recorded footage, from anywhere in the world, with any device. In the case of damage done to your assets or infrastructure, the archived footage could be of great value in identifying culprits and in claiming damages. By having this feature available to you from any device, you can rest assured in the knowledge that surveillance of your site is only a click away.
Relieve yourself of the stress of trying to balance the health and safety of your workers with the security of your physical assets. The iDefigo Smart Camera solution will enable you to secure your assets, more effectively deploy staff, and preserve the health of your employees at the same time. To learn more about how the solution can be deployed on your sites, contact us now.