Simple perimeter alarms and barbed wire are no longer enough to protect critical infrastructure from unwanted access, vandalism and theft. Interior monitoring is becoming more important in providing a complete security system in mining environments.
A large mining company in Chile has enhanced its security system using video monitoring. A security integration company chose Comtrol’s RocketLinx ES7510-XT Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches for installation at a particular mine to construct a complete surveillance solution. Cameras monitor access points along with activity inside the mine. As seen at right, the camera feed is relayed to a remote monitoring station via the RocketLinx ES7510-XT switches and wireless radio equipment. The PoE switches are also being used in conjunction with slightly larger and more powerful surveillance cameras at an electrical substation near the mine. This video feed is also relayed to the remote monitoring station. Security personnel can monitor both feeds simultaneously for a complete surveillance of the mine.
The RocketLinx ES7510-XT switches provide power to the surveillance cameras, as power sources aren’t always conveniently located. The switches’ rugged design allows full and reliable operation in harsh weather conditions, including extreme temperatures. The combination of both of these features allows the mine to have complete surveillance, while the installation of Comtrol’s RocketLinx ES7510-XT switches assure that connectivity and environmental needs of the system equipment are being met.
The full line of Comtrol’s RocketLinx PoE industrial Ethernet switches are designed to meet the performance and environmental demands for applications requiring extended operating temperatures, rugged design, and reliable power delivery to standard and high power devices.