VistaScape Security Systems protect USACE dam facilities, assets

ATLANTA, 28 April 2006. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has implemented VistaScape Security Systems' automated wide-area surveillance software to protect its dam facilities and assets along the Savannah River, near Clemson, S.C. USACE is using the technology to counteract potential threats to the facility, including terrorism, trespassing, theft, and vandalism. Remote Technologies of Savannah, Ga., is the project's security integrator.

Apr 28th, 2006

ATLANTA, 28 April 2006. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has implemented VistaScape Security Systems' automated wide-area surveillance software to protect its dam facilities and assets along the Savannah River, near Clemson, S.C.

USACE adopted the technology to address and counteract potential threats to the facility, including terrorism, trespassing, theft, and vandalism.

Remote Technologies of Savannah, Ga., is the security integrator for the project.

VistaScape SiteIQ provides a graphical bird's-eye view of the property, and detects, tracks, and classifies objects in real time. If an object violates a policy set by USACE, the software streams live video of the alarm event to the display and can send wireless alerts to law enforcement personnel.

USACE performed a review of security at the facility, based on The Risk Assessment Methodology for Dams (RAM-D(SM)). Developed by Sandia National Laboratories and adapted from processes used to safeguard nuclear materials, RAM-D identifies effective means of countering the potential threat to the security of the nation's more than 75,000 dams.

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