Intelligent video offers water plant protection against security risks

Arteco announced the installation of IVS security systems for the Louisville Water Treatment Plant in Louisville, Ohio. Among the most significant problems water facilities face in the prevention of water contamination is security. Due to the tough environmental elements and because these facilities are located remotely where intrusion is hard to detect, water treatment plants often present a major challenge to basic video security...

Jun 18th, 2008

ST. LOUIS, MO, June 16, 2008 -- Arteco, an industry leader in the field of Intelligent Video Solutions (IVS) products for the security industry, has announced the installation of IVS security systems for the Louisville Water Treatment Plant, in Louisville, Ohio.

Among the most significant problems water facilities face in the prevention of water contamination is security. Due to the tough environmental elements and because these facilities are located remotely where intrusion is hard to detect, water treatment plants often present a major challenge to basic video security.

Since 1977, the Louisville Water Treatment Plant has been providing clean water to its community. Owned and maintained by the city of Louisville, the utility provides water resources to over 3,300 households and businesses in the community. With a constant goal to provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, The Louisville Water Treatment Plant recently turned to Zadar Technologies of Hinkley, OH and Arteco to proactively combat water contamination.

"Water facilities present a high security risk to contamination due to outdoor open access, this risk can be minimized by implementing appropriate protective measures," said Ken Zadar President of Zadar Technologies "Intelligent Video offers a pro-active and cost-effective solution to water utilities, giving a higher security guarantee for their public service."

Arteco has mounted an outreach program that educates executives in these facilities about the unique aspects of video analytics which provide a practical, efficient resolution. The Arteco IVS detect and alerts in real-time, helping to increase the efficiency and response rate of personnel who are responsible for a multi-camera site. Utilities will typically set-up 'virtual' perimeters around the fence of the water treatment plant. Should a dog wander into this perimeter or trash be blown in it, the system holds steady. But if a man approaches the gate of the tank the system detects the size and orientation immediately, and triggers an event within the IVS. At the utility control center, an alert sounds and a red box appears on a video monitor that draws attention to the violated area. Security then uses this information to take the appropriate countermeasure.

"Through our work with great partners like Zadar Technologies, many new customers are understanding the true benefits of Intelligent Video," said Steve Birkmeier, Vice President of Arteco, "the real-time alert capability adds a pro-active layer to security with built in video-verification that is unique to any product in the industry."

Located in St. Louis, MO, Arteco Vision Systems Inc. is a member of the Arteco Global Family, headquartered in Faenza, Italy, and holds exclusive rights to market proprietary intelligent video solution (IVS) systems in the U.S. for both commercial and residential settings.

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