As the UK's busiest Cruise Port, and home to the second largest container port in the UK, the Port of Southampton believes it is imperative to provide relevant video surveillance across its large property portfolio. Every day, a huge volume of passengers and cargo pass through the Port, including travellers on some of the world’s largest cruise ships and the majority of motor vehicles exported from the UK, which arrive at the Port by train and transporter.
VIcon expansion throughout port facilities
The installation of Vicon cameras and ViconNet video management solutions began with the installation of high-performance Surveyor PTZ domes at the port's fourth cruise terminal, and the subsequent request of the Port’s security team for software that could maximise the video quality obtained from these cameras. The success of this initial project has resulted in the expansion of Vicon solutions through much of the port facilities, including over 200 cameras and over 20 hybrid DVRs located across the port, including the cruise terminals, the dock gates, car parks and to monitor marine traffic. The installation also includes software for capturing license plates and drivers’ faces at the dock gates and alarm-triggered recording of video to monitor the rail crossings.