BSI2000 wins contract to upgrade water treatment plant security system

BSI2000 has received a contract for its Aqua2000 system to provide security enhancements at the J.G. Beacham water treatment plant in Athens, GA, a facility of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County.


BSI2000 has received a contract for its Aqua2000 system to provide security enhancements at the J.G. Beacham water treatment plant in Athens, GA, a facility of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County. The company, a developer of high-end access control security systems, announced the Phase I contract amounts to just under $250,000. It expects to receive the Phase II contract as well, which would bring the value of the contract to about $400,000.

Aqua2000 Water treatment facility monitoring, intrusion, detection, and access control system is intended to help water treatment and delivery systems counter intrusions and threats. Its development is in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks and subsequent directives from government agencies that such facilities take steps to protect their infrastructures from physical attack or sabotage as well as possible chemical, biological, and radiological contamination. The system was designed as a turnkey package that can monitor, identify, and assess potential threats to the nation’s water supply.

System features include the ability to adjust security levels instantaneously to track with Department of Homeland Security national terrorist threat advisory levels. It also includes automatic duress fingerprint alarm notifications; state-of-the-art fingerprint biometrics; and use of high bandwidth encrypted security data traffic over the Internet or local fiber networks to tie remote sites together. Aqua2000 can be installed into new or current facilities and is expandable with optional modules that enable multiple future upgrade paths.

Prime contractor on the upgrade project is Archer Western Contractors Ltd. Consultant Jordan Jones & Goulding recommended the Aqua2000 technology.

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering,

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