The STOP-IT project
STOP-IT focuses on the strategic, tactical and operational protection of critical water infrastructures
against physical and cyber threats
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Meklock – the clever smart lock system
As a protection measure against physical threats, STOP-IT partners Mekorot and Aplicatzia developed Meklock, a smart lock system that is useful for any company that maintains and operates facilities with multiple buildings, entrances and cabinets with large quantities of expensive equipment, vulnerable to break-ins and sabotage.
Meklock is an innovative access-control mobile app with a sophisticated management system that interacts with electronic locks. With the help of the system it is possible to track entry of authorized users or enable or disable remote privileges for opening and locking doors. It does not require the implementation of wired or wireless infrastructure and therefore reduces maintenance costs. It increases the safety, is user friendly and flexible, offers navigation to facilities and works with a standalone system, among other things.
The Meklock system is ready to use. In case of interest, please contact Gil Groskop (Groskop@MEKOROT.CO.IL).
„The water sector of the future will be smart: the intelligent integration and analysis of data from different sources will continuously create new opportunities, but also increase system vulnerability facilitated by the ever-changing landscapes of the digital world. The STOP-IT integrated platform aims to make water systems secure and resilient by improving preparedness, awareness and response level to physical, cyber threats, and their combination! I am looking forward to work with such an amazing, motivated and inspiring project consortium and I am optimistic that together we will be able to protect water infrastructure and ensure a safer, smarter, and more efficient water service to everyone.“
~ Rita Ugarelli (STOP-IT coordinator, SINTEF Norway)
„Cyber security should be the concern of every water network operator, not only security nerds!“
~Martin Gilje Jaatun (Security officer and WP10 leader, SINTEF Norway)
„Researchers, scientists, developers and manufacturers from all across Europe are working together in order to make water infrastructure safer for all of us and I am excited to work with such a diverse and professional team.“
~ Lisa Zimmermann (Scientific Journalist, IWW Germany)
„Participation in the STOP-IT project not only reaffirms Cetaqua’s commitment to the research towards better protection of water infrastructures, but also represents a great opportunity to work together with Europe’s leading experts.“
~ Enric Bonet (WP3 leader, Cetaqua Spain)
„STOP-IT provides space for water utilities, researchers and technology providers to share their expertise, experiences and needs in order face cyber and physical threats for water infrastructures. I am looking forward a trustful and powerful collaboration resulting in demand-driven and co-developed tools, protection and mitigation strategies.“
~Juliane Koti (WP2 leader, IWW Germany)
„Demosthenes said: ‚Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises‘. In the STOP-IT project we have a huge opportunity to produce great research outcomes targeting to the holistic protection of the water infrastructures against physical and cyber threats.“
~Prof. Anastasios Doulamis (WP7 leader, ICCS Greece)