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What Is the Best Video Surveillance System for the Oil and Gas Industry?December 7th, 2019 | by Joslyn Alderson | in Security Advice | 0
The best video surveillance system for the oil and gas industry is one with remote guarding that is staffed 24/7 watching your video.
Despite its problems, the oil and gas industry remains the most important energy source in the US since the 1950’s, and oil alone accounts for 40% of the world’s energy.
The oil and gas industry is complex with vulnerabilities throughout its supply chain. Producing wells and wellsites are vulnerable to robbery, vandalism, piracy, civil protest, internal sabotage, terrorism, and accidents.
Offices contain valuable proprietary and confidential information regarding projects. Wellsites commonly have equipment and pipe stored on site. These materials, if stolen, are difficult to recover and worth tens of thousands of dollars that will wind up on an insurance claim.
Producing wells that are damaged from vandalism or terrorism can take weeks or months to be repaired and get back on line. And this kind of criminal activity can also have terrible environmental consequences.
Only with remote guarding are these parts safe. When security video cameras have someone remotely watching the feed, staff can alert the authorities and can sometimes stop criminal activity red-handed.
Even if criminals can’t be stopped red-handed, they can often be caught after the fact because you have pictures of them. Remote viewing of video enables security staff to capture photos and video of anyone breaking in or stealing or damaging property. You don’t have to worry about false alarms because security staff can see what’s happening in real time.
If you’re in the oil and gas industry, talk to us about remote guarding and video surveillance of your office and properties.
Radius Security has been providing high-tech, state-of-the-art security and video monitoring services for 60 years. They are based in Texas, but also operate in the greater Seattle, Washington area. If you have any questions about this article or video monitoring and asset protection services, in general, please contact us at (817) 410-2233.