NORTH CANTON, Ohio
Oct. 31, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is helping secure one of the largest gold mines in the world. Operated by Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC), the Pueblo Viejo mine, located in the
, has proven and probable gold reserves of 25.0 million ounces. To secure this high-value site, Diebold installed and implemented advanced
systems. The company
integrated these systems
via a customized software application, enabling on-site security personnel to efficiently monitor the entire property in real time.
PVDC is a joint venture between gold producers Barrick Gold Corporation and Goldcorp Inc. It achieved commercial production in
and has a projected life of more than 30 years.
"As a vast gold reserve, the Pueblo Viejo mine requires numerous electronic security solutions to protect the site's assets," said
, country security manager. "Diebold's integrated solutions have provided a way to actively and intelligently monitor the entire site, enhancing security from the perimeter to individual locations inside the property."
For the site's video surveillance system, Diebold installed more than 300 cameras and multiple digital video recorders. In addition, Diebold created a fully equipped command center where security personnel can monitor video images from across the site and automatically view video feeds associated with any alarm event.
originate from access control devices, a perimeter monitoring system and more than 460 intrusion devices that Diebold installed and integrated throughout the mine property. The
managed access control system
Diebold deployed includes card readers, turnstiles, workstations and system servers.
To prevent vehicles from forcefully breaching the site, Diebold installed a vehicle arrest system. And to mitigate the theft of materials mined from the site, Diebold installed precious metal detectors at pedestrian exit points. The detectors sense low frequency signals that standard metal detectors cannot detect.