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Idaho Power relies on Verint® Networked Video Solution for its security
 Idaho Power relies on Verint for video surveillance of the entire facility premises

Idaho Power relied on Verint for surveillance of its geographically dispersed facilities

Idaho Power owns and operates 17 hydroelectric power plants and shares ownership in three coal-fired generating plants.

The Company
Idaho Power is a privately-held electric utility company with its headquarters in Boise.

Idaho Power generates and distributes electric energy for more than 420,000 customers in a 20,000 square mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon, serving all or a portion of 28 counties in Idaho and three counties in eastern Oregon.

Strategic Challenge
Enhance surveillance and security to protect the critical infrastructure of this energy provider's extensive perimeters and remote facilities.

The Solution
Verint® Networked Video Solution

The Bottom Line

Idaho Power has relied on their Verint Networked Video Solution for several years, starting with three sites and expanding the system to seven locations, ranging from dams, power plants, and co-generation plants to the utility's corporate headquarters. The power company had a new gas turbine engine facility under construction and three new sites on the drawing board in 2005. The Verint Networked Video Solution is specified for all of these new facilities in the planning phase, enabling easy installation as the sites are built.

Idaho Power relies on Verint for surveillance of the extensive perimeters of its geographically dispersed facilities, as well as protection of gated entrances. All video feeds, from wireless and wireline cameras, are channeled to a central monitoring location, enabling Idaho Power security personnel to monitor all sites at once and quickly dispatch officers to investigate unusual occurrences. Secure Web access allows Idaho Power's site managers to access video feeds from any of their locations when they need to review footage of an incident.

"Verint's Networked Video Solution has cut our response time to urgent situations and made it possible for Idaho Power to realise the most efficient use of our security personnel and resources," stated Jim Whitehead, Security Director, Idaho Power.

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