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Utilities

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Keeping key infrastructure secure

Public, and sometimes private, providers of energy, water, telecoms, waste disposal and recycling services form the central nervous system of any modern economy. Without this key infrastructure, nothing else will work, which means that security is all-important.

Threats to this infrastructure include accidents, vandalism, theft, sabotage and even terrorism. Utility companies have to put security in place not just for centralized control rooms and servers, but also for remote facilities in rural areas. To ensure uninterrupted service, this protection has to be guaranteed round the clock, but staff still need to be able to gain access at any time. The final factor to take into account is that maintenance work often has to be carried out, and that the people who do this often change.

Kaba has the solution

Kaba’s access control and security systems provide reliable security for utilities, using either mechanical or electronic products. “Flexible restriction” is the motto. The range also includes time recording terminals for work outside the office. These can be integrated into modern ERP systems like SAP.

Special, extra-robust modules are designed for use at remote, sensitive facilities; others are specially designed for the built-in vehicle safes that are used to protect laptops etc.