Diebold Secures Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine
Advanced security solutions protecting one of world's largest mines
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2013
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 Dominican Republic, has proven and probable gold reserves of 25.0 million
ounces. To secure this high-value site, Diebold installed and implemented
advanced video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection and perimeter
monitoring 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.
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PVDC is a joint venture between gold producers Barrick Gold Corporation and
Goldcorp Inc. It achieved commercial production in January 2013 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 Marshal Valentine,
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.
Alarm signals 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
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
"Diebold's experience in securing large sites helped us approach the Pueblo
Viejo mine project holistically, defining security systems and strategies to
mitigate both external and internal threats," said Mike Mateo, Diebold vice
president, Latin America division. "From preventing unauthorized entry to
mitigating insider theft, we have deployed a customized, integrated security
system that is effectively securing the site."
About Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC)
PVDC is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (60 percent) and
Goldcorp Inc. (40 percent). Located in the Dominican Republic, the Pueblo
Viejo mine achieved commercial production in January 2013. For more
information, visit www.barrickpuebloviejo.com.
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative
self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has
approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton,
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