|SightLogix intelligent video systems offers cost savings and improved perimeter security to seaport|
Originally, this major seaport had designed a perimeter security system calling for 80 megapixel cameras mounted 300 feet apart. However, several practical problems arose when the port security project went out for bid. First, much of the perimeter was in areas with little or no lighting, making the megapixel technology ineffective, while cutting down on each camera’s range, leaving gaps in the perimeter with no coverage. Next, the design was plagued by cost overruns that exceeded the budget; 80 cameras meant the purchase and installation of 80 poles along with the wiring and trenching costs to bring network connectivity to each. Finally, adding to the cost concerns was the need to install wire beneath the rail line that bordered the perimeter.
By selecting SightLogix
long-range, thermal SightSensor cameras
, the port was able to reduce the number of cameras for the deployment from 80 to 20, while extending coverage over the entire perimeter, eliminating all gaps. Instead of 80 megapixel cameras, 20 SightLogix Thermal SightSensors were designed at 1500 feet apart, providing 24 hours of automated surveillance, day and night, with no gaps in coverage.
In the final analysis, the port was able to reduce their overall project costs – cameras and infrastructure – by 40%, savings hundreds of thousands of dollars, while gaining a security system design that minimizes nuisance alarms and operates with great efficiency in the outdoors.