As a critical part of the state’s power infrastructure, CELPE operates 240 substations across Pernambuco. Yet, as most of these stations are located in remote areas, the last few years have seen an alarming increase in vandalism and theft of expensive power cables. Looking to safeguard its vital infrastructure, CELPE needed an integrated security solution that achieved three goals. Firstly, keeping out criminals and alerting the police of security breaches was crucial. Secondly, 300 maintenance teams in the field required seamless access control. And thirdly, CELPE required an integrated system with connected fire alarm, communications and voice evacuation which allowed remote management from the CELPE headquarters in Recife.