Challenge: Protecting AFC's area water
The Atlanta-Fulton County Water Treatment Facility located in Alpharetta, Georgia is one of the largest in the state. The facility is operated by USFilter, which manages more than 550 water and wastewater treatment facilities throughout the United States.
Water treatment facilities are unique in that they have diverse access control requirements that include main entrances and office doors, as well as storage areas, padlocks, gates, computer cabinets that house the control systems for the plant, and chemical feed areas.
The company selected CyberLock shortly after 9/11 to replace the facility’s mechanical lock system and implement the new, advanced locking system facility-wide.
USFilter selected CyberLock for its versatility, increased security features, and ease of installation. Terry Jones, assistant project manager for USFilter, says, “CyberLock has done everything that I was told it could do, and more.” Jones states that the key features of CyberLock are that lost or stolen keys can be easily blocked, access to locks can be individually programmed in each person’s key, a complete audit trail from the key and the lock can be retrieved, and last, a single key can be used to open all the different types of locks at the facility.
With the addition of CyberLock, security has vastly improved. The inherent problems of maintaining a mechanical key system, including re-keying and re-coring, are tasks relegated to the past. Says Jones, “We have been able to implement and maintain an increased security plan when alert levels issued by the government change rapidly.”
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