Video Integrates with SCADA system to Improve Security at Madison,Wisconsin, Water Utility
On September 11, 2001, America was attacked by terrorists and the United States quickly acknowledged
vulnerabilities at our airports, borders, food supply and water supply systems. Soon after, the government
required vulnerability assessments (VAs) for all municipalities with large cities required to go first. In 2002,
Madison Water Utility (MWU) in Madison, Wisconsin, underwent its VA and saw a need for video cameras at
many locations, including 32 remote sites.
Two obstacles stood in the way of Madison meeting this need:
- Technology--whose cameras, network and communication system? How can video work with our SCADA system?
- Money-- who will pay to protect Madisons water supply?
Author: Al Larson P.E., Principal Engineer Madison Water Utility, Madison, WI | File Type: PDF
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