How it Works: Smart locks can use sequential operating logic to ensure that locks are placed and removed in a specific order during maintenance on energized equipment.
We have proven technology to safeguard switching personnel and grid assets that meets NERC's critical infrastructure protection requirements. This technology is used at over 30,000 substations, reducing switching errors to near zero. It functions on a rule-based expert system whereby the algorithm models all switching rules to ensure safe switching sequences.
Additionally, this technology is used in safety processes, meeting OSHA's lock-out and tag-out (LOTO) requirements. Particularly, it ensures that dangerous machines are properly shut off and are not able to be started up again prior to completion of maintenance or repair work.