Viva Energy was looking for a security solution that not only monitored the perimeter fence line but also increased the efficiency of its security team through early detection of loitering humans or vehicles while ignoring animal movements. The solution also needed to integrate into Viva Energy’s existing security systems, namely Gallagher and Milestone, and have a proven track record of protecting similar critical infrastructure with a minimal false alarm rate.
Viva Energy wanted to look at security differently. National Security Manager Dale Wickenden said: “We didn’t want to do things the way we always had. Instead, we wanted to look for a technology that was smarter and ensured a value-add while minimising false alarms for our security control room. The solution, when implemented, should allow the security team to authenticate the alarm more quickly and respond to actual threats instead of wasting time on other additional methods of verification or nuisance alarms.”
Knowing that Viva Energy’s security team was critical to success, Convergint partnered with Magos to implement a system that would improve accuracy and simplify processes while hardening the refinery’s security posture.