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NERC CIP Compliance for Wind Energy Sites

Historically, remote power generation and transmission facilities were secured by a chain-link fence and padlock. Today, these facilities require a high-tech approach. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) requirements are very specific for any infrastructure security system. Compliance with these requirements improve facility safety, security, and even operations. Requirements The…

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How to Solve the Challenge of Securing Remote Sites In Harsh Environments

Are you responsible for securing remote sites? Operations interruptions are costly and potentially dangerous. Unauthorized vendors entering the property can interrupt and delay operations. Theft and malfeasance are an ever-increasing issue for remote sites. Domestic and international threats pose an even greater safety and security threat. These situations can delay production and increase costs. As…

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Oil Theft Continues to Climb in Eagle Ford Shale

Oil theft in Texas has existed since the earliest days of the oil industry and today, is often linked to Mexico’s drug trafficking, especially in the Eagle Ford. The issue of the drug cartels exploiting the Eagle Ford Shale’s network of private roads has been a concern since 2012 when officials realized that by had…

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Using Technology to Reduce Security Costs – Case Study

One obvious challenge with a traditional guard service was the monthly cost of the security guard personnel. The potential for cost savings provided by GateHawk was the primary reason Pitre decided to explore the option.  Although Express Weld was generally satisfied with their security guard provider it became quickly apparent that, in addition to cost…

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Technology as Force Multiplier

For the past decade, the US has seen a remarkable resurgence of its energy industry through the advances of exploration technology in its shale plays. This revitalization has brought unprecedented prosperity, not only to the oil and gas companies, but to the communities in which they operate. Unfortunately, as anyone in the industry with a…

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