Day by day, the advances in video surveillance systems are, and will be increasingly efficient and provide greater functionality and capabilities. In this context, it is necessary to take into account following challenges faced by modern security surveillance and how the application of new intelligent technologies in all electricity substations can help them.
Smart Electricity Substation Surveillance and Management:
Surveillance Systems in Power Plants:
Driven by the reality of the increasing connectivity in substations, the current strategies of electric power companies include monitoring systems for real-time monitoring in the field. Surveillance efficiently increases productivity, since it allows a quick intervention in case of failures in the operation of the system. It is also very helpful in critical situations, such as in the presence of lightning or in the prevention of accidents when there is a risk of electrocution. The development of systems integration solutions for the monitoring network market in substations has to anticipate the aspects described above.
Video Surveillance Equipment for Electrical Substations:
The exploitation situation without direct supervision of the substations means that there is a risk of robberies, vandalism, sabotage, etc., for the facilities and their equipment, and their normal operation, and in addition to security and physical integrity for outsiders to the company that access them outside of the usual procedures and protections.
Video Vigilance and Alarm System:
The availability of the substation in terms of its operation and service is considered permanent. For this reason, any hypothetical stop or interruption of unscheduled service, motivated by any of the reasons described above, independent of the installation, represents a serious risk that must be controlled and managed. It allows remote and permanent monitoring of substations. It can also generate alarms, monitors signals and can link and interconnect in a simple and effective way with other equipment in the facilities of a modular form.
Optimize and Manage Assets Remotely:
Utilities can incorporate technology that sends and receives data, such as sensors in the electricity network to gather information. These data are studied through predictive analysis of asset performance. A substation uses this data to improve the efficiency of asset management, providing real-time information about their conditions, as well as increasing reliability by directing smarter maintenance strategies to maximize the effectiveness of programs and reduce the time of unscheduled inactivity.
Improve the Quality of the Service:
The location of the network is a primary factor in the quality of service because underground distribution networks tend to have fewer interruptions and better performance than the aerial networks because the latter are more vulnerable to vegetation and storms.
Manage the Voltage:
Fluctuations of Voltage have become a major problem for public services. They are expensive, inconvenient, affect the quality of energy, reliability, safety and it can damage the equipment and facilities of customers.
Allows Web Access:
It is also beneficial for the monitoring system of autonomous work for monitoring and progress of work. The latest smart security surveillance systems allow cameras for real-time monitoring of the work. You can monitor all the moments by using a laptop/PC from any point with Internet access. You can also save the expenses you make on the staff.