Aurora extends surveillance to more substations
Kate Barker Wed, 25 Jun 2014
Aurora Energy is rolling out video surveillance at four of its substations after a trial showed it could reduce site visits and potential threats.
The Otago lines company had a surveillance system installed at its Andersons Bay substation about a year ago.
Christchurch-based firm Quasar Systems, a supplier and integrator of Systems with Intelligence video surveillance technology, is working with Aurora to commission the equipment.
Quasar managing director Richard Schwass says Aurora is the first firm in New Zealand to use this type of technology, developed by Canada-based SWI. He says Quasar is now working with other lines companies on the installation of cameras.
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