"Our mission is to provide utility operations personnel with an intuitive map-based collaborative decision support platform that distributes critical business information anywhere and whenever it is needed."

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City of Los Angeles

The FAST System (Field Automation for Sanitation Trucks) is an exciting new application for managing sewer maintenance work orders and the associated facilities data and deploying that data to the field.

Georgia Power

When engineers and operators at Georgia Power Corporation (GPC) need maps or reports about their electrical distribution network, they turn to the Distribution Viewer

First Energy

As is the case with most energy companies today, FirstEnergy Corp of Akron, Ohio, looks at operational efficiency as the key to financial performance improvements and shareholder profit.

A Strong Reputation for Successful Deployment

Gatekeeper Systems was founded in 1992 to develop Internet-based applications software. Our core business is developing applications that deploy GIS and asset information in conjunction with critical business operations data. We use an application framework called NaviGate to build map-based corporate data viewers for office and mobile users. In addition, numerous fully-integrated off-the-shelf application solutions can be added as options to the NaviGate framework to satisfy a multitude of specific business needs.

Gatekeeper Systems serves a variety of customers including gas and electric utilities, as well as state and local governments. We apply a data-centric approach to NaviGate applications and all installations. By focusing on the data that is to be implemented, we are able to efficiently configure the applications to conform to specific utility business processes.

Over the years, we have developed a strong reputation for successfully deploying projects that greatly enhance both reliability and the bottom line for utilities and other asset-intensive organizations. Our corporate success is based upon the delivery of high performance, high quality systems tailored to address specific customer needs and processes. At Gatekeeper Systems, we believe that the success of your project is our responsibility. Therefore, we take full responsibility for the entire solution, from database connections to end-user training.

Gatekeeper Staff

The founders of Gatekeeper Systems are longtime software product developers and database designers. Our team is comprised of software professionals with long and varied backgrounds in large-scale systems development with a focus on spatially-oriented mobile, database, and related business applications. Our staff includes engineers, developers of computer languages and compilers, and experts in the design of web-enabled spatial database solutions.

Staff Expertise


Gatekeeper Systems staff have been working with the Internet literally since its inception. Our staff members have been and are currently active in the design of new Internet protocols and policies. We have particular familiarity with many of the challenges surrounding Internet solutions, security issues and privacy issues.


We bring extensive expertise in building and using large relational databases. Virtually all of Gatekeeper Systems' projects involve very large relational databases. We regularly work with a variety of database engines, including Oracle, Oracle Spatial, MySQL, and a number of less well-known engines.

Software Development

The Gatekeeper team includes software engineers with many years of complex software development experience. We have built compilers, languages, database engines, parsers, GIS projection engines, and many other specialized and general-purpose software components. We are experienced in using and developing software for Unix (all variants), Microsoft Windows and several other operating environments.

Our skills encompass all aspects of web-based software development. We have extensive experience using powerful Web-friendly development environments such as Java and Perl, on both Unix and Windows. Gatekeeper Systems staff members also have broad knowledge of GIS, CAD and facilities mapping systems, particularly with applications and business practices dealing with municipal infrastructure and utility companies.

Utility Operation and Design

Gatekeeper offers broad understanding of the business and operation of distribution utilities including the challenges our customers face in dealing with water networks, electric networks, natural gas distribution systems, and wastewater utilities. Importantly for this market, we also offer deep expertise in the design and deployment of modern mobile-based systems and related field applications.

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The NaviGate Application Framework is a suite of web-based products designed to promote information integration, increase self service, eliminate paper work, and improve field service for utilities. NaviGate is an off-the-shelf product that can be configured to meet our customers' needs  for spatial viewing, outage visualization, field inspections, mobile work orders, automated vehicle location, dispatch and call-before-you-dig. 

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Have a look at the success of our leading customers, from large publicly-traded electric utilities to municipal water authorities.