Gas Security Systems
Natural gas refineries often have a great need for constant, reliable infrastructure security due to the nature of their business and the large number of security issues they face, such as thievery, protesters and weather/natural disaster concerns.
The importance of security at natural gas sites, such as the Marcellus Shale, is extremely important. First and always,drilling companies are concerned for the well-being of people who might be at the site and experience a security issue firsthand, including employees or citizens who live close by. Secondly, drilling sites are committed to protecting the environment in which it is working. Although most drilling sites are located in remote, sparsely populated areas, the ultimate goal is to protect both the people surrounding the site and the land while obtaining a valuable natural energy source for millions of potential consumers.
Unfortunately, setting up security at a remote location can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task. This is why many natural gas drilling companies employ outsourced providers to get the job done.
At a minimum, natural gas sites should have the following components as part of their security program:
- Cameras at all entrance and exit locations that can be physically monitored 24/7.
- Keycard access control system to restrict access.
- Physical security team available on-site, particularly during off-peak hours and to safety check visitors entering site.
- Emergency response plan, including panic buttons, lock down drills, and evacuation strategies.
- Signage for safety and traffic control, as well as marking appropriate enter and exit stations.
- Clear, digital communications systems with multiple channels.
- Coordination with local emergency providers to ensure rapid and accurate response to emergency situations.