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CNIguard intrusion detection protects water supply

United Kingdom-based CNIguard serves North America from an office in western Pennsylvania and Bilco Co. will now act as the exclusive distributor for this wireless security system in the United States and Canada.


October 17, 2011
By Canadian Security

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The CNIguard intrusion detection system is specifically designed to protect access points in drinking water distribution systems against the threat of intentional contamination.  The system utilizes a patented Smart Sensing Technology to detect tampering such as drilling, grinding and cutting, while virtually eliminating costly false alarms.

The computerized system has the ability to distinguish between real threats and common occurrences such as heavy rain, hail, etc. and is rated for a maximum of one false alarm per year. Unlike video or audio surveillance systems on the market, CNIguard does not rely on human interpretation to determine if a threat is real.

The CNIguard intrusion detection system installs on any access point and is ideally suited for pumping stations and wells in remote areas. The system consists of a controller and a series of detectors that are mounted to access points throughout a water treatment facility. Radio signals, which are encrypted to prevent hacking, are used to communicate between these devices.  The controller is hard wired into a facility’s main power supply and connected into a standard SCADA monitoring system. Detectors are powered individually by lithium batteries and are designed for the integration of commercially available sensors to monitor operational requirements such as flooding and temperature and pressure changes if required.

Bilco Co.
CNIguard
www.bilco.com
www.cniguard.com

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