Stop cable theft on underground networks with CUBIS security systems
Protecting underground networks from unauthorised access has become a major issue for utility and transport operators in recent times.
Each passing week brings a new story of the disruption that vandalism has brought to those who depend on services.
This week, residents and businesses in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (UK) have been without telephone services since Thursday 15 September after thieves stole a stretch of cable.
On Friday 16 September, many rail services from London to Stansted Airport and other parts of eastern England were cancelled following an overnight theft of copper cables. It is estimated that copper cable theft costs Network Rail £20m per year.
CUBIS has many years of experience in protecting underground networks and has developed a number of systems that secure access chambers against a variety of threats. Many high-profile clients already specify CUBIS products, choosing one of two options;
Secondary Security Covers
An award winning design, the Sub-Surface Cover Security Plates system has been designed to meet stringent Loss Prevention and manual handling standards and is secured with a SEAP approved padlock system. The system is retro-fitted in less than 20 minutes, has been successfully fire-tested and all parts are hidden from view once installed.
Lockable Footway Covers
Concrete Infill Covers can be fitted with stainless steel security bolts that can only be opened with the matching key. The mechanism is spring loaded to maintain tension on the lock arrangement.
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