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Chinese power plant signs up HID Global for increased security

Jack Loo | May 3, 2012
The vendor installs centralised network access control for multi-layered security and improves operational safety.

Security vendor HID Global is in the midst of implementing a system of network access control solutions and contactless readers in the Fuxi power plant in Sichuan province in China.

"HID Global's access control system was installed in the first phase of the project, which significantly enhanced the overall security and improved efficiency," said Fu Bo, sectional chief with Fuxi power plant.

"By leveraging the advantages of the Web-based, centralised access control system, administrators can now remotely control various entry points, which has substantially reduced patrol deployment time. The system also provides multi-layered security to eliminate unauthorised access to the plant."

HID Global's VertX V2000 network access controllers, iCLASS R10 contactless readers and Genuine HID credentials were installed at the 141 acre (57 hectare) Fuxi power plant, enabling administrators to restrict staff access levels and entry times based on job titles and critical entry zones, such as the main production plant, engine room, central station and chemical waste areas.

With the new system, access to the chemical waste area is restricted to authorised staff, and administrators can now establish access rights to prevent unauthorised entry and ensure occupational safety. Additionally, iCLASS readers provide data encryption and mutual authentication capabilities, significantly increasing the plant's security.

"China is making it a priority to upgrade its energy infrastructure, which will continue to drive the country's growing demand for high security access control solutions," said Eric Chiu, director of sales, identity and access management, China with HID Global.

"Our successful deployment at the Fuxi power plant has reinforced HID Global's proven technology expertise and ongoing commitment to address the unique security challenges faced by utility facilities across the region," he added.


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