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Oil and gas sector security systems

The challenge

Focused on the oil and gas exploration and production sector, the company operates in Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, at sites that are often located in environments that are physically harsh and highly regulated. To centralize systems administration globally, dramatically simplify deployment and streamline worldwide security operations, a cloud-based Brivo access control system was selected to manage the safe flow and identity of staff across the entire global estate.

Working with Canadian-based Austin Security for the North American deployment, the company also needed to partner with a systems integrator that had a demonstrable record in rolling out cloud-based access control across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The partner would need the skills required to work in hazardous conditions and simultaneously project manage installations across multiple international sites.

ISD Tech solution

ISD Tech was selected for its expertise in the deployment of cloud-based access control, dedicated systems design, impeccable health and safety record and proven success in delivering international security projects on time and on budget.

Following site surveys and extensive system design development, ISD Tech collaborated closely with the company’s own security and facilities management team to deploy internal and external door readers and cameras at facilities in Dubai, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The onsite equipment installation required stringent logistical and project controls to manage the different customs and excise compliance issues across five countries.

ISD Tech engineers also had to work diligently in harsh coastal conditions during the winter to keep the project on time and within budget, while ensuring complete compliance with critical health and safety regulations. Simultaneously, ISD Tech’s specialist technical team deployed the Brivo system remotely from the UK headquarters delivering tangible cost savings compared to traditional access control systems. 


As the cornerstone of the security solution, the Brivo system has vastly improved access control, access visibility and reporting while enabling the security team to remotely administer the entire system from any web browser anytime, anywhere in the world. Integrated IP surveillance provides operators with instant visual verification ensuring a fast response and resolution to any incident or threat.

The system, fully integrated and designed by ISD Tech, is easy to navigate, offers improved response time and makes operators more efficient. To date the company is reaping a range of benefits including:

  • Increased security and resilience
  • Standardized and centralized identity management
  • Complete global situational awareness
  •  Significant reductions in managed guarding
  • Automated compliance and reporting
  • Cost savings through simple and rapid remote deployment
  • A scalable, future-proof security solution.

“Throughout the project ISD Tech demonstrated strong communication keeping us constantly updated. The team’s working methods and systematic processes maintained the pace to ensure the project was kept on time and on budget. We had high expectations in terms of technical specification and ISD Tech rose to the challenge to meet the heightened functionality and safety requirements of the petrochemical sector.”