G4S to Provide Security Upgrades, Services for Large Energy Firm

OMAHA, Neb. — G4S Technology has been selected by Iberdrola USA (IUSA) to upgrade the energy firm’s existing access control and video surveillance systems. 

IUSA, a subsidiary of global energy company Iberdrola S.A., plans to create a single centrally-monitored and administered electronic access control and video management system (VMS) across its New York and Maine service territories. Iberdrola S.A. says it has a long-term security plan to develop a global standards-based platform for access control and other security platforms, including video surveillance and intrusion detection. 

This project is a two-year deployment that began in late 2011. Facilities to receive upgrades include electrical substations, hydroelectric stations and service centers. The project will require the replacement of access control panels at the IUSA facilities; replacement of existing cameras with thermal cameras; and replacement of existing access control systems with the AMAG Symmetry solution. Other project aspects include replacement of existing analytics and VMS; an upgrade of IUSA’s security operations center; plus, new security equipment racks, integration, installation and project management. 

“Through our value-added engineering, G4S Technology has been able to provide [IUSA] with a comprehensive analytic solution and an enhanced thermal design that will help serve their needs both today and for many years to come,” says Bob Sommerfeld, president of G4S Technology. 

G4S Technology was selected after a thorough proposal and evaluation process, according to Dave Lathrop, manager, security technical services, IUSA. “We were very impressed with their response to our request for proposal. Their experience was noted as they provided significant value engineering to the design,” he says. 

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