Force 5’s Gatekeeper is a single unified platform built to meet the needs of power utilities.
Built specifically to meet CIP regulatory compliance requirements, Force 5’s Gatekeeper implements an Escort Centric workflow that combines physical access logging with identity management and validation. This self-service visitor management solution, consisting of a touch-screen kiosk, corporate access card, camera and biometric reader, validates that an escort has the proper credentials in place according to CIP Reliability Standards and captures data from the visit required for CIP Audits. “Gatekeeper mitigates risk by providing the complete history and audit trail of a visit, allowing organizations to manage not only their escort and visitor identities, but objects like physical keys,” adds Almeyda. Moreover, Gatekeeper is a single unified platform that provides clients with point of entry compliance for OSHA regulations (self-services & guard assist), and helps utilities monitor, log, muster, enforce, alert (email, SMS, Voice) and track at their facilities points of entry.
To enhance point of entry compliance for OSHA regulations, Force 5 developed the Perimeter enForcement Building (PEB) to provide both a temporary and/or long-term structure for secure perimeter access logging. The PEB is equipped with Gatekeeper kiosks in order to accelerate, consolidate, and optimize the onsite access process. They are also fitted with Force 5’s Mobile Muster Kiosks to increase the situational awareness of a facility with a real-time roster of visitors in case of an emergency.
The entire Gatekeeper platform provides a unique, self-service platform that is “Always Audit Ready.” Its architecture delivers a distributed implementation where local systems sync back to an archival server, ensuring enterprise availability. These solutions have significantly improved the compliance posture of our clients by helping them move away from error-prone, manual logging processes to automated and efficient escort centric electronic logging. “We had no violations or self-reports after Gatekeeper, and that log remediation is done in minutes instead of weeks, and when needed it is done proactively,” says one of Force 5’s clients.
Force 5 has been solving client problems for over 15 years, with effective technology solutions and a proven track record of success. Our professional services deliver business value, mitigate risk, and help companies successfully meet regulatory and audit requirements.