Security application at Seattle municipal utility
The CyberLock system from Corvallis, Ore.-based Videx, Inc. helps secure access to Seattle Public Utilities’ 12,500-acre property. The city-owned utility supplies water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle, area. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) uses the CyberLock system of electronic locks and programmable keys to track multiple personnel and control access to physical assets.
In order to meet federal guidelines for securing critical infrastructure, SPU has installed CyberLock electronic padlocks on remote watershed gates, storage units, and utility sheds. Darian Davis, SPU Security and Watershed Protection Manager, said, “CyberLock is an important part of SPU’s security plan-of-action that enables our watershed to meet federal guidelines for securing critical infrastructure.”
The CyberLock system allows SPU additional control over the access of contractors, employees, and researchers throughout the watershed, Davis explained. “Being able to program each person’s electronic key to open specific locks that allow them to do their job is a real benefit. Also, the audit trail the locks and keys provide is a good investigative tool when there is an incident on watershed property,” said Davis.
Videx designs and manufactures CyberLock access control products that are made in the U.S.A. and shipped worldwide directly from their headquarters in Corvallis, Ore. For information about CyberLock, contact Videx by phone at 541-738-5500 or visit the company web site.