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Transformer Theft Alarm: Effective Action and Deterrence

Generating electricity is a complex process. The final product cannot be stored; it is generated and supplied in real time and subject to the demand of the moment. When transformers are vandalized or stolen, it disrupts the entire system.

Because of the valuable copper they contain, transformers in isolated areas are vulnerable to theft. The vandals cut the electricity in order to facilitate that theft. Repair and replacement is expensive and power shut-downs are extremely problematic both financially and in terms of customer relations.

Real-time alarms on transformers set in isolated locations have proven to be an effective response – both as a deterrent and as a means of galvanizing swift action. The Bacsoft IoT platform is an end-to-end solution for monitoring and controlling alarm systems that protect transformers.

The Bacsoft solution features the Smart Communications Controller. The Smart Controller plugs into any sensor, is small enough not to be detected and to sits comfortably on any electric pole. They operate reliably on a battery when power might be cut. The system supports a variety of interfaces including analog, 4-20mA, Digital, RS232, Modbus and others, providing maximum flexibility for designing and customizing a remote monitoring and alarm solution that enables real time alerts to be sent not only to management, but also directly to patrols in the field.

The Bacsoft IoT cloud manages communications, collects the data for analysis, and provides alerts and alarms. Fully customizable web and mobile applications along with a simple SCADA integration provide full control anytime, anywhere.

Solution Features

Plug & Play: Connects with any existing sensor without equipment upgrades

Battery/Solar Power Option: Low energy units especially designed for long life under harsh conditions and power failure

Scalable: Capable of expanding and simultaneously supporting thousands of endpoints

Secure: Meets the highest government security standards

Web, Mobile and SCADA: Fully customizable web and mobile HMI and simple integration with SCADA systems

Flexible: Fully configurable to provide alarms and reports in various formats across multiple media

Resilient: IP65-66 Industry Grade option available for deployment in harsh environments