PowerShot: Ballistic Impact Detection for Substations
Protect Substation Assets from High-Powered Rifle Attacks with PowerShot
Prevent catastrophic failures and lengthy outages with PowerShot ballistic impact detection technology.
Real-time detection and notification allows utilities the time needed to respond to attacks and de-energize compromised assets before catastrophic failure occurs.
With the introduction of PowerShot, Power Intelligence LLC has leveraged our expertise in microelectronic sensor and embedded signal processing technology to produce a simple and affordable method for real-time detection of ballistic assaults on substation assets.
Intelligent Ballistic Shot Detection
Features & Specifications
PowerShot combines several key technologies to create an affordable yet robust solution to the growing problem of physical attacks on critical power delivery infrastructure.
PowerShot employs state-of-the-art 3D micro-electromechanical (MEMS) technology to continuously monitor the frequency, amplitude and direction of vibrations occurring on any surface to which it is attached. On-board analysis is performed by an embedded microprocessor that discriminates between ballistic impact events and everyday vibrations with millisecond resolution and response times.
4”W x 4”L x 2.5”H
8”W x 4”L x 3”H
120VAC, POE+, 12-48VDC 3A
Gateway to Sensor
Gateway to LAN/WAN
Ethernet Gateway to SCADA
Gateway to WWAN
MODBUS RTU, MODBUS TCP, DNP3, OPC, HTTP/S, SSH, CANBUS, ONVIF
Powershot Backbone 25'
Sensor Cable with T 15’
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The recent resurgence of armed attacks on electrical substations and transformers in particular has brought regulatory attention from FERC and DHS who recently published Order 802 and CIP-014-3, mandating physical security measures for critical power delivery assets, including protection from attacks by high-powered rifles.
Until now, the only method of protection was to erect ballistic shields around transformers, or to replace substation chain-link fencing with bulletproof walls.
While effective, these solutions are expensive and time consuming; Ballistic shields can cost upwards of $1,000,000 often taking more than a year to deliver, and replacing chain-link fence with brick or concrete walls can be even more expensive and time-consuming.
Within seconds of a verified impact operators will be notified and may respond in time to effect repairs before the transformer bleeds out of critical dielectric oil, triggering a catastrophic failure. PowerShot alerts can also drive security cameras to automatically zoom in on the detection point to provide visual verification of the event.