Tailored Solutions for Energy Companies
Common challenges for energy / oil & gas companies include asset protection, employee safety, regulatory compliance, operational controls, and overall business management. Drive-by patrols visiting oil wells and remote sites is inefficient and expensive.
Perimeter fences with older analog cameras provide little protection. Even one trespassing incident could cause hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage within minutes, disrupt operations, create health and safety hazards for employees, or liability that can be costly for the business.
UCIT live monitoring and high quality IP megapixel video provide a more effective alternative to traditional surveillance methods.
UCIT’s solutions for the industry includes consultation, design and installation of fully integrated IP security solutions that can be managed remotely. Whether it’s protecting the construction of a new facility, providing perimeter protection, keeping an eye on assets in remote locations, or helping you keep track of on-site workers or manage scheduled maintenance programs, we learn what’s important to you and create a customized solution to suit your specific needs.
COMMON SECURITY CONCERNS
Theft & Property damage: Properties that are not monitored can be vulnerable to break-ins after-hours, with no one around to prevent theft and property damage. Criminals have become aware that most cameras are unmonitored and wearing clothing to protect faces eliminates their threat of being identified after the fact. A common issue on construction sites is copper theft. This can result not only in monetary material loss but also significant damage causing delays that can be more costly than the value of the stolen goods.
Liability Protection: With heavy machinery, extreme weather conditions, and lots of moving parts, construction sites can be a health & safety nightmares. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics the United States had nearly 5,000 construction site related deaths in 2014 alone. Insurance investigations or workers comp claims can cost construction companies millions of dollars. UCIT has successfully helped many clients end investigations in a timely manner or squash frivolous injury claims by providing detailed video analysis of site events. In 2016 UCIT created nearly 14,000 videos for clients, insurance companies and police services.
Remote Locations: Many sites are located in rural areas that can be difficult or costly to secure after hours. On-site guards can only cover so much ground, and shrouded in darkness, thieves can enter undetected. UCIT video monitoring provides operators off-site the ability to view multiple cameras at once no matter where the project is located.
Fire: A common problem, which if not remedied in time, can have catastrophic consequences. UCIT cameras can be placed in areas of vulnerability, with operators trained to look for smoke or flames as a primary focus. Notifying local fire departments of fire risk in real-time can quickly resolve an incident that otherwise may have destroyed an entire project. Thermal imaging cameras can also be used in certain situations to detect heat, potentially preventing millions in damages.
PROACTIVE SECURITY - HOW WE DO IT
Criminal activity can cost business owners and managers a considerable amount of time and money. UCIT’s monitoring staff are trained specifically to watch for criminal behavior, with the goal of stopping crimes while in progress.
- Prevent material theft and site vandalism
- Significantly deter daytime theft
- Utilize UCIT forensic video investigators to review recorded video and determine the cause of on-site incidents
Unlike traditional alarm companies, UCIT’s video monitoring staff are watching events in real time, allowing operators to scare off criminals using voice down audio deterrents or report live crimes in progress to the police.
Remotely ensure that everyone on site is compliant with your health and safety regulations. Site liability is a growing concern, especially now companies are being held liable for anyone failing to follow industry guidelines on your premises.
With the ability to remotely view sites, you can see that safety procedures are being followed and take appropriate action before sites become vulnerable to fines or closure.
Additionally, recording and archiving site activities can prove useful when dealing with insurance companies or authorities during incidents such as on-site injury claims or accidents.
Physical security guards are expensive costing companies $8,000-$10,000 per month for coverage 108 hours per week. UCIT specializes in providing effective Remote Video Monitoring solutions that are typically 30-50% more cost effective than security guards. UCIT supplies these solutions to their customers with no up-front equipment and installation costs.
Compared with guards who can only see one area at a time, UCIT’s operators can monitor large areas at once by utilizing a combination of high tech IP cameras, sensors, video analytics, and other remote video monitoring technology designed to provide a turn-key security solution for a wide range of client environments.
Our state of the art video monitoring centers have been focused on remote video monitoring since 2002. The types of video monitoring specified can vary by industry and client needs; they include Live Video Monitoring, Video Verification, Event-Based Monitoring, Video Guard Tours, Gate Entry/Exit Control, and Remote Concierge.
Our video monitoring stations have back up power generation, back up internet, and full system redundancies to ensure your site remains secured 365 days of the year.
Whether it’s 24/7 coverage of multiple projects or after hours monitoring of a select location, UCIT’s team has the right video monitoring solution to meet your needs.
UCIT’s customized reporting allows customers to get an understanding of what activities are happening on their sites based on their needs. UCIT’s video analyst team reviews archived video for clients to provide video evidence of onsite issues, such as on-site accidents or dishonest trade billing.
Years of investments in advanced video analytics allow for each site to be setup with key areas of focus, which enables operators to make decisions based on customized parameters.
In addition to securing sites, UCIT’s team is always focused on other ways that technology can be used to help improve our clients’ business processes. For example, UCIT operators can note whether doors are left opened, lights are turned off, or entryways need to be cleaned, and then provide the customer with timely reporting and video evidence if necessary.
Customers may also choose to receive an immediate call or e-mail notification.
UCIT uses a combination of technology and human intelligence to execute the best possible client experiences and security outcomes. UCIT performs an in depth needs analysis to identify customers pain points, key areas of risk, along with operational goals. Our security experts integrate these needs and goals into an industry leading security system design.