Smarter Security Systems Secures Utility Infrastructure in Denton, Texas

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SmarterFenceâ„¢ Provides Reliable Perimeter Protection for Electrical Substations

Smarter Security Systems, provider of intelligent entrance control and outdoor security solutions, today announced the city of Denton, Texas has secured the perimeter of its remaining substations with SmarterFence. Initially installed to protect one substation, SmarterFence now protects all eight substations managed by the city's electrical utility.

"We were really happy with our first installation of SmarterFence and when copper theft and vandalism began to plague us more last year, we moved to protect all of our substations with the product," said Coy Werner of the City of Denton. "While we had cameras, that wasn't enough. We needed something to alert us at the perimeter that an intrusion was occurring so we'd have time to respond. SmarterFence works well to provide us that early warning and accurately filters out the 'noise' so we get very few false alarms."

Denton Municipal Electric uses SmarterFence in conjunction with its 100+-camera system to strengthen its substation security. Upon sensing an intrusion, SmarterFence sends an audible alarm to dispatch and the view from the camera nearest the intrusion is brought to the forefront. System Operators use the cameras to quickly detect the cause of the alarm and respond accordingly. With this well-integrated system, the city is not only more secure, but is also more efficient in directing its system operators and field units that respond to alarms.

"The Denton utility is another example of the great success we've had in working with electrical utilities across the country to improve their substation security," said Jeff Brown, President of Smarter Security Systems. "We are pleased to provide a product that works well with their existing equipment to help ensure power is not disrupted for Denton customers by petty criminals. For organizations that need even more help, we have a tightly integrated line of intelligent solutions for protecting remote and outdoor property."

SmarterFence is a fiber optic intrusion detection system designed to protect fenced-in property by warning of intruders attempting to penetrate the perimeter. Its ability to tune out environmental nuisances and detect real intrusion attempts allows it to provide early warning of intruders by alarming any attempt to cut or climb a perimeter security fence. Easy to install and maintain, SmarterFence is a cost-effective perimeter protection solution with field-proven reliability.

Denton Municipal Electric is a one-hundred-and-four-year-old electrical utility owned by the residents of Denton, Texas. It serves a large area in Denton County and is leading the way among public power utilities in Texas in moving to renewable energy, such as wind.

About Smarter Security Systems, Ltd.
Smarter Security Systems provides extremely intelligent entrance control and outdoor security products to help organizations protect their people and assets in a world of increasing threats. Since 1992, Smarter Security has offered Fastlane® turnstiles, the most elegant and intelligent optical turnstiles available, which protect thousands of commercial and governmental lobbies on 6 continents. Smarter Security's comprehensive line of outdoor security products consists of remote surveillance and perimeter protection solutions, including SmarterSentryâ„¢, a complete mobile surveillance unit. For more information, please visit


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