infrastructure security

G4S Secures Texas Refinery

The convergence of the physical security elements coupled with the fiber backbone provides for ongoing upgrade and improvement opportunities

G4S Secure Integration was contracted to design and install an access control system as well as a fiber based, fence mounted perimeter intrusion detection and CCTV/radar waterside surveillance system for Pasadena Refining Systems, Inc. The project took place at the Pasadena Texas gasoline refinery. It was completed in late 2009.

This project provides the base systems for access control, CCTV and perimeter intrusion detection. Wireless back up systems and fiber infrastructure were installed to bring all security data back to a central control center. The convergence of the physical security elements coupled with the fiber backbone provides for ongoing upgrade and improvement opportunities.

The system includes shore-based radar for monitoring traffic on the ship channel passing by and near the plant facilities. Because of G4S Secure Integration’s extensive port and waterway experience, they were able to research from experience and recommend a fiber-based perimeter intrusion system. This project helped bring PRSI into compliance with Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations, specifically within the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC) access control requirements. It also gave them a protected waterfront and perimeter in one of the most critical commercial seaways in the United States, the Houston Ship Channel Industrial Complex.

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