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Secure Resources, Protect Personnel, and Boost Operations with MicroPower Technologies Solar Wireless Surveillance System

As the lifeblood of the global economy, the oil and gas industry is highly vulnerable to hostile threats including asset loss and damage, personal injury and terrorism. The disruption of a major energy source could result in higher gas prices and incite a widespread sense of alarm. The need to protect resources and personnel at remote oil and gas facilities is paramount, but is often beyond the scope of traditional surveillance systems. Wireless surveillance technology eliminates the cost and complexity of trenching for power and data transmission, and enables cameras to be placed closer to the actual target for greater coverage.

As a wireless, solar-powered surveillance solution, the MicroPower Helios surveillance system efficiently and cost-effectively addresses the exterior and perimeter protection needs of the oil and gas industry. The system delivers live streaming video directly to an industry-standard video management system (VMS) and combines a solar-powered camera with a central receiving hub for secure, reliable transmission. The Helios surveillance system offers broader – and more targeted – outdoor protection without the added costs of trenching, cabling and permitting.

Securing the Perimeter

Situational awareness and real-time response are particularly important to the oil and gas industry, as officials face threats ranging from sophisticated terrorist attacks to petty acts of vandalism and crime. To control unauthorized access to sensitive areas, Helios wireless cameras can be easily installed at high-risk areas and relocated to new security hot spots as they emerge for more targeted coverage, while maintaining the free flow of authorized personnel.

Affordable Surveillance

Helios wireless cameras can be deployed in a matter of hours – no wires or trenching are required – to reduce installation times by up to 90% over traditional video systems and saving tens of thousands of dollars. Requiring only a single 1.2-square-foot solar panel, each Helios camera uses 1/2 watt of power to capture and transmit live video up to a 1/2 mile away and operates for five days on a single battery charge for additional savings.

Harsh Conditions

Located in some of the world’s harshest climates, oil and gas facilities require a surveillance system that can withstand the most challenging outdoor conditions, from -40° Celsius to 50° Celsius and endure hazardous, explosive, and corrosive conditions. Helios cameras are also available with an IR illuminator for complete day/night functionality and 24/7 video recording in low-light conditions.

Secure and Reliable

A majority of oil and gas facilities are situated hundreds of miles from the nearest city, making network security a priority. With a unique wireless protocol that helps maintain secure and reliable data transmission, the Helios surveillance solution delivers secure, critical data 24/7.

Health and Safety Standards

In a tightly regulated industry, oil and gas companies must effectively monitor remote sites to ensure health and safety compliance. The Helios surveillance system allows facilities to better protect personnel from risk of injury and deliver quick aid to workers in the event of an accident.

Operational Management

Oil and gas facilities can now remotely monitor sites to make informed decisions about operational processes and respond to changing system demands as needed. Operators can limit site visits, using time saved for other critical tasks to boost productivity and cut costs. By increasing efficiencies and lowering costs, the Helios wireless surveillance system helps oil and gas companies grow revenue for greater profitability.