The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded Airbus the Enterprise NATO Public Key Infrastructure (E-NPKI) contract to design, implement and deliver a new framework of services for the management of public key certificates. The purpose is to improve secure communications among NATO organisations as well as between NATO and other organisations and countries. The new E-NPKI system will provide accredited certificate services on NATO networks up to secret level. Full service su...
National safety is the foundation of a prosperous country, and a strict and complete surveillance system can help the first line army to keep the sensitive military areas safe. Surveon military solutions has been deployed in warships around the globe, providing advanced and reliable performance for military use, ensuring the safety of citizen, soldiers and national property. Surveon military solutions support the world leading maritime and naval CCTV system integrator to win many projects in Nor...
The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded Airbus a € 40 million contract for the delivery of the first phase of the new NATO Communications Infrastructure Project. The contract also includes options for future phases of the project, worth up to € 50 million. WAN IP Communications The NATO Communications Infrastructure project will replace a major part of the NATO General Communications System (NGCS), involving 72 NATO sites. It will provide a major upgrad...
Hanwha Techwin participated in the ‘Korea International Boat Show 2018’ from May 24th-27th at KINTEX in Goyang, South Korea. One of Asia’s top three boat shows, the 11th edition of the grand event was the largest in scale in the show’s history. Hanwha Techwin, the sole global security company to participate in the exhibition, is Korea’s eminent video surveillance company and a global leader in the sector. With the rise of the marine leisure industry, Hanwha Techwi...
STANLEY Product and Technology, a provider of security, access control and door entry solutions, will be showcasing the latest innovations from its PACOM and PAC GDX brands at IFSEC 2018. Specialising in integrated security solutions, for over 35 years PACOM has been trusted by some of the most prestigious organisations around the world in sectors such as banking and finance, healthcare, education, critical infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications and utilities. By visiting Stand F222 vis...
The Linx International Group has announced that it will be delivering its award-winning security management programmes from the new training centre of the Security Industry Regulatory Authority in Dubai - SIRA. SIRA was created in 2016 and is the government department responsible for setting the regulations, training and enforcements of security within Dubai. Training will be delivered to international students by expert tutors at SIRA’s new training centre, which includes state-of...
The term ‘marine’ comes from the Latin mare, meaning sea or ocean, and marine habitats can be divided into two categories: coastal and open ocean. Video surveillance (VS) applications can cover both types of marine environment with system for ships, maritime ports, onshore and offshore installations, etc. We should want to further analyse VS for ships and try to explain the types of ships on which it can be used, the ways in which VS can be used on ships, the typical certifications in use and what features a camera station must have to be installed on a ship. Starting with ships that have a minimum tonnage, around the world we have: liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, passengers ships, chemical tankers, crude oil tankers, container ships, general cargo ships and bulk carriers.As the LNG market grows rapidly, the fleet of LNG carriers continues to experience tremendous growth, offering more opportunities for VS Video surveillance for all marine vessels An LNG carrier is a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas. As the LNG market grows rapidly, the fleet of LNG carriers continues to experience tremendous growth. A passenger ship is a merchant ship whose primary function is to carry passengers by sea. This category does not include cargo vessels which have accommodation for a limited number of passengers, but rather includes the likes of ferries, yachts, ocean liners and cruise ships. A chemical tanker is a type of tank ship designed to transport chemicals in bulk. These ships can also carry other types of sensitive cargo which require a high standard of tank cleaning, such as palm oil, vegetable oils, tallow, caustic soda and methanol. An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a merchant ship designed for the bulk transport of oil. There are two basic types of oil tankers: crude tankers and product tankers. Crude tankers move large quantities of unrefined crude oil from its point of extraction to refineries. Product tankers, generally much smaller, are designed to move refined products from refineries to points near consuming markets. Container ships are cargo ships that carry their entire load in truck-size intermodal containers: a technique called containerisation. They are a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport and now carry most seagoing non-bulk cargo. Today, about 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is transported by container. A cargo ship or freighter ship is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods and materials from one port to another. Cargo ships are specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Bulk carriers make up 15%–17% of the world's merchant ships and they are specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo such as grains, coal, ore and cement in its cargo holds. For all these ships the protection of vessels, cargo and crew is a priority, that’s why the adoption of VS technology plays a key part in terms of security and safety. Human error is regularly named as a major factor in ship accidents, and one way to avoid it is to aid seafarers by providing them with technology and equipment that is reliable and easy to use in all weather and sea conditions. Marine VS encompasses liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, passengers ships, chemical tankers, crude oil tankers, container ships, general cargo ships and bulk carriers Emergency security solutions on ship One of the most important applications for camera stations is during “docking”. Mooring is the securing or confining of a vessel in a particular location with a fixed or a floating object (jetty, pier, ship, barge, buoy, etc.) as various cargo operations are carried out. Docking is the final stage of mooring operations when the ship docks to the jetty. This is a very delicate operation and cameras are very helpful in making sure docking is done without accidents.'Man overboard’ is an emergency in which a person has fallen off a boat or ship into the water, and can happen at any time during the day or night Another important application for camera stations is the Man Overboard detection system (MOB). ‘Man overboard’ is an emergency in which a person has fallen off a boat or ship into the water. Man overboard events can happen at any time during the day or night, in all types of weather and sea conditions, and from almost any location on the ship, ranging from a few tens of feet above the water, to over 180 feet. When these events occur, the immediate availability of important data is crucial. Accurate confirmation of the event including time of occurrence, location on the ship and location in the sea is critical. A proactive detection system must immediately and accurately detect man overboard events and provide prompt, actionable data to response personnel. A typical man overboard detection system can report a MOB event in under 1 second. VS on a vessel can also monitor the engine room at all times and provide a good view of people working on dock, machinery and stowed equipment. But what are the most important features that a camera station must have to work in one of the most aggressive environments in nature? Marine surveillance must operate in one of the most harsh environments in nature Ruggedised reliability in surveillance First of all, and perhaps it’s obvious, but it’s extremely important to have camera stations with amazing reliability. Housing units manufactured from AISI 316L stainless steel, passivated and electropolished, makes the cameras completely impervious to air, water, rusting and corrosion, therefore offering excellent weather protection and increased reliability. Housing units manufactured from AISI 316L stainless steel, passivated and electropolished, makes the cameras completely impervious to air, water, rusting and corrosion Sometimes ships also use cameras constructed entirely from technopolymer, which guarantees high impact resistance and superior protection from external weather agents. Keeping the camera glass clean at all times is another essential feature, and it can be done via a wiper/wash system that greatly reduces the need for maintenance. In the case of PTZ cameras, the best option would be a great pan and tilt speed (up to 100°/s). What is the operative temperature range for the cameras? Sea is everywhere and therefore ships go everywhere, from the Arctic Ocean to the Mediterranean, so we need cameras that have to be fully operational across a wide temperature range. -40°C to +65°C covers almost all areas. Analogue or IP Cameras? Actually, both options can be used, especially for applications like docking where it’s important to avoid image delay (as can happen with IP cameras due to the natural latency of data communication over a network). Marine certifications Last but not least, the certifications: Certifications guarantee the quality and reliability of camera stations. There is no compromise! One important certification is the Lloyd’s Register Type Approval which subjects cameras to rigorous testing for performance, vibration (critical on ships), humidity, etc. The application field of the LR Type Approval is VS in public places (e.g. passenger ships), open decks, enclosed spaces that are subjected to heat generated from other equipment, and technical premises. Often, VS cameras used in specific areas of ships, such as hazardous areas, are required to have ATEX and IECEX certifications.
Sofradir Group shareholders, Thales and Safran announced the appointment of Jean-François Delepau as its new chairman, with immediate effect. Previously managing director of ULIS, a Sofradir Group company, Mr. Delepau will oversee all the defence, aerospace and commercial market operations of the three companies within the Group: Sofradir, ULIS and US-based Sofradir-EC. “Jean-François’ vision, dedication to excellence and the wealth of his experience and career-long achievements fully equip him to take over the reins of the Sofradir Group. He has the board’s complete confidence in continuing to create growth opportunities." "His objectives are to reinforce the high quality and price competitiveness of the Group’s products and improve their time-to-market, whilst accelerating innovation within each company,” said the board representative.Jean-François has worked in different companies specialised in electronics and components in various positions Technology and management expertise “I am honoured to serve as chairman of the Sofradir Group. I’m confident that I can bring immediate value based on my past experience, determination and drive,” said Mr. Delepau. “I will help build upon the Group’s outstanding technologies, staff expertise and commitment as it embarks upon a new era of development.” Mr. Delepau (53) joined ULIS as deputy director in 2007. Previously he worked in different companies specialised in electronics and components in various positions (marketing, production). He also has eight years of experience as a technology and management consultant. Mr. Delepau graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1986 and Telecom Paris in 1988. He earned an MBA from Insead in 1994.
Clarion Events’ Defence & Security division has appointed Grant Burgham as the new Event Director for Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). With 17 years of experience working on major global events for organisers such as Reed Exhibitions, the Dubai World Trade Centre and Centaur exhibitions, Grant joins Clarion with a wealth of experience from the high-tech British engineering sector, IT & communications and the international maritime industry.Grant's skilled leadership and experience managing large-scale international events is a beneficial addition Event expertise DSEI is a major international event that brings together the global defence and security sector to innovate and share knowledge. The event represents the entire supply chain on an unrivalled scale. DSEI 2019 will have five key sector-focused Zones: Air, Land, Naval, Security and Joint, all showcasing the latest equipment and systems. Grant said: “It is a pleasure and an honour to have the responsibility of delivering DSEI, at a time when defence and security continues to dominate the global agenda. DSEI is known across the events industry to be 'best in class', and I am dedicated to ensuring that DSEI continues to evolve to meet the expectations and requirements of the industry we serve.” Tim Porter, Managing Director of Clarion Events’ Defence & Security division, said: “We are delighted to welcome Grant to the DSEI team. His skilled leadership and experience managing large-scale international events is a highly beneficial addition to the Clarion Events defence and security portfolio and will enhance our success and global recognition.”
HENSOLDT, an independent sensor house, is developing an innovative airborne multi-mission surveillance radar that will provide the armed forces and border protection authorities with unprecedented situational awareness and extremely short reaction times. The software-defined radar named PrecISRTM (derived from ‘precise’, pronunciation: ‘priˈsaiser’) translates latest achievements in active array and digital receiver technology into a scalable high-performance sensor that can be installed aboard helicopters, UAVs and fixed-wing mission aircrafts. Its superior precision and target accuracy make it the sensor of choice for surveillance of large sea and coastal areas against piracy, trafficking or illicit intrusion. “HENSOLDT capitalises on decades of experience in airborne and space radar”, explains HENSOLDT CEO Thomas Müller. “We are able to translate our unique radar capabilities into an innovative product which gives defence and security forces more and better information to counter threats to their citizens’ safety and well-being.” PrecISR radar Due to its software-defined radar modes and electronic beam steering, PrecISR can fulfil different tasks virtually at the same time. It is able to detect, track and classify thousands of objects and thus literally find the ‘needle in a haystack’. Because of its compact design and the fact that all power consuming parts are located outside of the airframe, the airborne platform integration of PrecISR is simplified significantly compared to other radars. PrecISR is in the full-scale development phase. A fully functional flying demonstrator is expected to exist in about one year’s time and a series product in 2020.
Frequentis AG’s current CEO, Hannes Bardach, who has been in the management board for 35 years, will join the Frequentis supervisory board in mid-April 2018. In the future, his colleagues in the executive board - Sylvia Bardach, Hermann Mattanovich, and Norbert Haslacher - will be responsible for the management of Frequentis AG. The function of the CEO will be taken over by the current executive board member for sales & marketing, Norbert Haslacher. For 35 years, Hannes Bardach has held operational responsibility at Frequentis. In 1983, he joined the company as managing director, and in 1986, he took over the company shares. At that time, Frequentis was a small Viennese company with 36 employees and a turnover of EUR 4 million. Since then, Frequentis has continuously grown and today is a globally active group of companies with more than 1,700 employees in over 50 countries. "In the future, as an active owner and chairman of the Supervisory Board, I will work closely with the Executive Board and contribute to tasks critical to success for the corporate group," Hannes Bardach says. His special focus is on strategy and New Business Development. The future three-member board has Bardach's full confidence to drive further international growth of the Frequentis Group MNC The move from the executive board to the supervisory board has been planned for some time now. Bardach looks back on a long-standing and successful cooperation with his current board colleagues. Hermann Mattanovich and Sylvia Bardach remain in their current responsibility as CTO and CFO at Frequentis AG, respectively. The future three-member board has his full confidence to drive further international growth of the Frequentis Group MNC. Frequentis Group to expand and grow Norbert Haslacher as his successor in the capacity of CEO has Bardach’s full support. Since April 2015, as a member of the Executive Board of Frequentis AG, Norbert Haslacher can refer to an impressive track record: Frequentis order intake reached a new high of EUR 288 million in 2017, and Haslacher has already provided significant impetus for the further development of the Frequentis Group, which will secure and strengthen the Group’s competitiveness in the long-term. Haslacher's many years of experience in the IT sector have a particularly positive impact. Prior to joining Frequentis, he worked about 15 years at CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), a global IT services company that specialises in software development, infrastructure, web applications, cloud, big data, and cyber security. Haslacher has been able to contribute his extensive software knowledge as well as extensive international experience to the development of the Frequentis Group. Norbert Haslacher: “I am looking forward to the new challenge and I fully appreciate the trust and recognition that Hannes Bardach has given me as the Frequentis owner. My goal is to expedite the targeted sustained growth of the Frequentis Group and to further expand the product and solution portfolio to meet the requirements of our customers in the safety-critical area. In his new function as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hannes Bardach will continue to advise and support the Frequentis Executive Board.”
One of the keys to averting cyber-attacks on critical transportation infrastructure, such as 2016’s ransomware attack on San Francisco’s transit network, lies in industry-wide collaboration, according to security experts working for some of North America’s most well-known transit organisations. Transport Security World canvassed the opinion of executives, all of whom agreed that working together could put the brakes on attacks that can bring transportation to its knees. Among those contacted by Transport Security World include Stephen Covey, chief of police and chief security officer of Canadian National Railway, CN Railway, who said that the success or failure of keeping North America’s critical transportation infrastructure secure largely depended upon “the level of collaboration and shared responsibility of government, industry and the public. All three contributors,” maintained Covey, “are equally important and only by working together can they make a difference.”With rapid digitisation, security shouldn’t just be a priority for CISO’s but should also be on the minds of all heads of departments Prioritising security Concerning maritime security, David Espie, director of security at Maryland Port Administration, said “Sound maritime security requires local, State and federal assets and cooperation to ensure a strong landside and waterside security defence mechanism.” Echoing this point, Bob Gauvin, director of counter piracy policy at the US Coast Guard, said: “Layered security and coordinated governance in maritime allows for the most effective abilities of states to work in alliance against ever-changing threats.” With rapid digitisation, what is clear is that security shouldn’t just be a priority for CISO’s – it should also be on the minds of all heads of departments. Deborah Wheeler, chief information security officer at Delta Airlines, was clear over her employer’s priorities. “Working across Delta as we face the challenges of a highly connected airline and highly connected customers. It’s bigger than one team,” she told Transport Security World. Security best practices In addition to aiding collaboration between the transportation industry and government, company, customer and internal departments, here at Transport Security World, we’re also trying to foster partnerships between different transportation verticals. That’s why we’re organising Transport Security and Safety Expo 2018 in Washington D.C. Taking place on June 11-12, 2018, the event brings together security and safety professionals across aviation, maritime, rail, highway, haulage and industry suppliers to share best practice and improve standards. The packed agenda will offer the opportunity to hear from, and meet, some of the big players in the transportation industry.
To help comply with industry regulations, boost security, and improve operational efficiencies, Associated British Ports (ABP) needed an advanced, flexible HD surveillance system that could leverage the existing network infrastructure and easily integrate with the port’s current analogue-based system. ABP relies on Avigilon Control Center software with HDSM to seamlessly manage the HD surveillance system 24x7. At the Port of Grimsby, ABP installed two 11MP Avigilon HD cameras to monitor vehicle entry and exit and to provide driver identification and license plate details, and one 3MP Avigilon HD camera for complete coverage of the junction leading to the control room. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates, which open and close to allow ships to pass through. ABP relies on Avigilon Control Center software with HDSM to seamlessly manage the HD surveillance system 24/7 Integrated camera system All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fibre network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live. At the Immingham Bulk Park, four Avigilon analogue video encoders are used to integrate a new analogue PTZ camera and existing analogue cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System for greater performance and manageability. Four 1MP Avigilon HD cameras provide site overview and monitor the entrance and exit to the weighbridges, where cargo is weighed. Four Avigilon NVRs record and store 30 days of continuous footage. The Avigilon HD Surveillance System has helped ABP improve operational efficiencies at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. By leveraging its existing network infrastructure, ABP was able to reduce installation time and costs. ABP has also been able to centralise several processes, including weighbridge and lockgate operations, which can now be managed remotely in conjunction with the surveillance system. All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fibre network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live HD surveillance system to boost security With 21 ports and over 1,500 employees, ABP is the United Kingdom’s largest port operator and leading cruise port operator, moving one quarter of the country’s seaborne trade ranging from coal and containers to iron ore and the import/ export of vehicles. In compliance with industry regulations such as the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, ABP has implemented the necessary security measures to reduce risk by deploying a comprehensive security system across all its sites. As part of this effort, ABP deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System at two locations to boost security and at the same time, improve operational efficiencies to ensure the successful management of international trade through its ports. Surveillance is a critical component of ABP’s overall security initiative, but it also plays a key role in helping to build a ‘safety first’ culture that protects the health and safety of employees and enhances overall productivity. “With the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in place, we can monitor the entire port operations – from loading ships to crane operations – from a centralised location to ensure port security, employee safety, and productivity,” explained Michael Howarth, Humber IT Infrastructure Manager at ABP. “As a result, we can strengthen security, improve operational flow, and reduce costs for better overall operational performance.” Surveillance is a critical component of ABP’s overall security initiative, but it also plays a key role in helping to build a ‘safety first’ culture Network-based IP cameras With the assistance of Global Vision CCTV Ltd., a local provider of surveillance system design, installation, and service, ABP installed the Avigilon HD Surveillance at two of its sites – the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. “We were not getting the image quality or reliability we needed from our previous system,” said Howarth, who also noted that the previous software was cumbersome to use. When ABP began to roll out its new, more advanced internal network infrastructure, the team determined that network-based IP cameras would more effectively meet their needs. “The Avigilon HD Surveillance System is versatile and flexible enough to support hardware from many vendors – including analogue cameras – and can leverage our existing cabling for a more cost-effective and powerful surveillance solution.” According to Howarth, the very nature of a port’s geography can cause significant challenges when it comes to deploying any technology infrastructure, including surveillance. “When we transitioned over to a fibre network, we matured from having local installations running over coaxial cable to needing a more advanced network-based surveillance solution that can accommodate various types of cameras, including wireless,” said Howarth. ABP deployed the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS), the only solution designed specifically for high definition surveillance, and installed Avigilon HD megapixel cameras, Avigilon analog video encoders, and Avigilon network video recorders (NVRs) all connected wirelessly and accessible across both ports – a distance of seven miles. ABP installed the Avigilon HD Surveillance at two of its sites – the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham 11MP Avigilon HD cameras At the Port of Grimsby, ABP installed two 11MP Avigilon HD cameras to monitor vehicle entry and exit and to provide driver identification and license plate detail, and one 3MP Avigilon HD camera for complete coverage of the junction leading to the control room. Security personnel use Avigilon Control Center software with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) to seamlessly manage the system 24/7 and store 30 days of continuous footage on two Avigilon NVRs. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates, which open and close to allow ships to pass through, and to ensure that there are no obstructions to prevent the lockgates from opening when required. All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fibre network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live and footage is stored on one Avigilon NVR. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates Avigilon analogue video encoders At the Bulk Park Terminal, four Avigilon analogue video encoders are used to integrate a new analogue PTZ camera and existing analogue cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System for greater performance and manageability. Four 1MP Avigilon HD cameras provide site overview and monitor the entrance and exit to the weighbridges, where cargo is weighed. An additional Avigilon NVR has also been deployed to store footage from this installation. ABP security personnel have been impressed with Avigilon’s image quality and speed of playback, leveraging the advanced features of Avigilon Control Center software to instantly identify details necessary for positive identification, leading to faster response times and more successful investigations. “With our previous surveillance system, we would struggle to identify the details necessary to make a positive ID,” explained Howarth. Image clarity of license plates “In fact, we could not capture license plates or facial details even with very good lighting conditions.” Since deploying the Avigilon HD Surveillance System, Howarth has noticed a huge improvement in his ability to pinpoint a specific event with exceptional image clarity for quick identification and resolution. “Even in the middle of the night, we can zoom in on a specific event and leverage Avigilon Control Center’s digital enhancement features to pull out the detail we need.” Four Avigilon analogue video encoders are used to integrate a new analogue PTZ camera and existing analogue cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System When local law enforcement has been called in to help investigate an incident, ABP can now provide more tangible evidence, faster. “Before, we would spend a lot of time trying to locate a specific event and end up with poor quality footage that was not up to standard,” noted Howarth, who has been very impressed with the speed in which he can now drill down to a specific event for immediate inspection. Before, we would spend a lot of time trying to locate a specific event and end up with poor quality footage" Manipulate image in real-time “Going through footage on our previous surveillance system was cumbersome, leaving big gaps in time between selecting a timeline and displaying the image. Avigilon Control Center’s advanced functionality allows us to manipulate an image in real-time and enables us to track when footage was actually recorded to more quickly and accurately identify the images in question.” said Howarth. With its simple management tools and advanced functionality, Avigilon Control Center has also proven to be very user-friendly. “We have eight full time staff using the system live and four ad hoc uses who can view the system from their laptops,” explained Howarth. “To date, we have been able to easily get them up on the system with no significant challenges.” Installing the system at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham was also straightforward. “The professional team at Global Vision CCTV installed the system in no time and with help from Avigilon, worked with us to ensure that the solution delivered the highest quality images possible and maximum recorded length.” The professional team at Global Vision CCTV installed the system in no time and with help from Avigilon" Cost-effective solutions The Avigilon HD Surveillance System has not only surpassed ABP’s security requirements; it has also shown to be very cost-effective. “We were able to leverage our existing network infrastructure and cables to reduce installation time and costs,” said Howarth. “But more importantly, the Avigilon HD Surveillance System has enabled us to centralise several of our processes, including the operation of our weighbridges and lockgates, which can now be managed remotely through the surveillance system in one location.” As a result, ABP can contain its operational staff costs at each location. With the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in place, ABP has also invested in a scalable, future-proof surveillance solution that can expand to meet growing needs. Enhanced security and operational productivity Having already achieved a significant improvement in security and operational productivity, ABP has been very pleased with its decision to deploy the Avigilon HD Surveillance System at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. “Avigilon provides high quality HD surveillance across a varied infrastructure and is flexible enough to integrate with existing CCTV systems as well as analog-based systems,” concluded Howarth. “Utilising the most advanced technology instead of relying on modified old technology, Avigilon is a fluent system that delivers powerful network video management software combined with superior image quality for dramatic performance gains.”
MARSS has secured a refit contract for the installation of its automated security systems, NiDAR and CLIMBERguard, on-board specialist merchant vessels. This project will integrate security radar and daylight/infrared cameras, as well as climber detection capability to deliver layered 360° surveillance for the monitoring, detection and tracking of surface objects in the vicinity of a vessel. Autonomous maritime perimeter security The NiDAR system developed by MARSS is providing all-round air, surface and underwater perimeter security to protect high-value maritime assets. Operating autonomously and discreetly 24/7, NiDAR tracks both known and unknown objects around a vessel, while smart software algorithms automatically analyse and rank threats, triggering alerts to notify users as required. Climber detection is achieved with the self-contained CLIMBERguard units that combine micro-radars, imaging sensors and processing to automatically detect, classify and track approaches close to and scaling the vessel sides. Multi-touch command and control interfaces present a clear situational awareness picture to crew as a fixed installation onboard or remotely via smart mobile devices aiding decision-making and rapid response. “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract that demonstrates the flexibility of MARSS systems to meet client requirements and deliver increased long-range security capability to vessels,” said Johannes Pinl, CEO & Founder. Current MARSS maritime projects include military, passenger, commercial and private vessels.
Harland and Wolff uses AC2000 Security Hub for alarm and CCTV event management CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, announced they have successfully won the contract to secure Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries sites in Belfast, Northern Ireland. G4S were selected as integrator to install the AC2000 security solution throughout the Harland and Wolff sites. Harland and Wolff is a heavy engineering company to the maritime, offshore oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors. Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Harland and Wolff is one of Europe’s largest heavy engineering facilities. Purposely developed to create some of the world’s largest ocean going vessels, the world class facilities can handle the largest of structures in a safe, productive, and cost effective environment. AC2000 security management system Environmental Health and Safety management is a vital element of Harland and Wolff’s business, and ensuring the safety of their personnel is paramount. To protect their employees and secure valuable equipment across their vast site, Harland and Wolff installed AC2000 security management system and a comprehensive range of CEM’s innovative access control readers. “Our site presents a range of unique security and safety challenges; we therefore required a solution that would provide more than access control. We needed a complete security management system that would also help us improve efficiency and ensure the safety of all our employees. CEM’s AC2000 was the ideal solution, and combined with their range of sophisticated access control readers we have a system that meets our security and business requirements” said Chris Neill, Security Operations Manager, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries. Security Hub application "CEM’s AC2000 was the ideal solution, and combined with their range of sophisticated access control readers we have a system that meets our security and business requirements" CEM Systems AC2000 is a powerful access control solution that comes with a comprehensive range of software applications that enhance site operations. Harland and Wolff uses AC2000 Security Hub for alarm and CCTV event management. Security Hub is the new centralised command and control application for AC2000. It seamlessly blends IP security surveillance systems and alarm processing into a single, simple, and intuitive user interface. Security Hub is a flexible and highly configurable central command and control application that manages all events and alarms within the AC2000 access control system and its integrated sub-systems; including video, fire, intruder, and building management systems. Harland and Wolff also make use of range of other key AC2000 applications including Time and Attendance, Mustering and Zone Monitor, to ensure that all their additional security and business needs are met. S610 and S3040 access control readers A broad array of CEM access control readers, to suit specific door locations and security and access requirements, are also in place across Harland and Wolff’s immense and diverse site. Using S610 readers installed at turnstiles and S3040 portable readers at dry dock areas, in combination with AC2000 Mustering and Zone Monitor applications, Harland and Wolff successfully reduced their mustering time from an evacuation drill from 45 minutes to 9 minutes on rigs with up to 1,200 people. "Going beyond security,CEM Systems is able tohelp Harland and Wolffbecome more operationally efficient" S610 readers are deployed throughout the main Harland and Wolff building, providing card and PIN access to key areas. emerald intelligent access terminals are installed at the Harland and Wolff reception building. emerald’s LCD touch screen enables Harland and Wolff to improve corporate branding on entry points to the building where they are regularly working with high value clients. The built in audio intercom also allows visitor communication with the reception desk and remote door opening. TS300F fingerprint readers High security areas including the server room and equipment warehouse are secured with emerald TS300F fingerprint readers, requiring biometric verification for the entry of select authorised staff. In the equipment warehouse, emerald’s Checklist feature allows Harland and Wolff to prompt staff on exit to sign the register if they are removing any tools or equipment. This provides Harland and Wolff with details of who accessed their warehouse, and helps prevent the loss of valuable equipment and tools. “Harland and Wolff is an iconic company in Northern Ireland with a rich history, and we are delighted to secure their vast site with AC2000 security management system and a range of CEM Systems access control readers, including emerald. Going beyond security, CEM Systems is able to help Harland and Wolff become more operationally efficient, saving them both time and money and assisting them in ensuring the safety of all their staff and equipment,” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. Save Save
The X-Series provides enhanced features offering a massive 40x optical zoom with dual-mode illumination Located in Chile's powerhouse region for commerce and maritime activity, Valparisio's busy port handles containerised cargo, general cargo & vehicles destined for the densely populated metropolitan areas. Multiple Redvision X-Series™ rugged marine grade PTZ cameras were selected as the preferred surveillance solution for Octopuss' front-end Video Management Software (VMS) system. Port Security is key & requires measures to reduce risks and mitigate criminal actions that threaten security personnel, facilities, vessels and the public. Valparasio Port authorities as part of an ongoing security upgrade , installed a new fibre optic network within the port, and is keenly viewed as an important development for the container storage systems and security system alike. Designed to sustain in rough environments Commercial director, Marcello Aracena del Rio commented "We chose Redvision because the camera has been designed to last in surveillance applications that are beyond the mechanical capabilities of traditional PTZ domes conventional pan and tilt systems. Redvision's X-Series™ marine grade finish PTZ is extremely well engineered and rugged. The aluminium-cast housing is hard anodised before 25 year superior marine paint finish is applied, and all fixings are marine stainless steel to counter adverse effects of corrosive weather conditions, an unavoidable circumstance of maritime applications. Regardless of weather, an integrated wiper made from a single sprung steel mechanism with a durable silicone wiper provides reliable, long-life, low maintenance and, to help protect against sun a deep visor is fitted". X-Series features Powerful White Light Uniquely, the X-Series™ provides enhanced features offering a massive 40x optical zoom with dual-mode illumination. The dual illuminator consists of both IR and white light LEDs, allowing operators to switch between the two light sources with a single click giving full colour images at night, providing high quality video evidence of criminal activity and incidents for prosecution purposes and police investigations when required. "Valparasio Port was a huge challenge and involved complex communication networks both locally and remote. Built on an open, modular software framework, our VMS system gave the port the ability to maximise the value of security investments and freedom to choose the best of technologies available. Redvision's X-Series™ cameras were easily integrated into the VMS security system and helped strengthen perimeter security. The feature rich video management system allowed us to deliver efficiencies through a single user interface and alarm management platform" Tali Haviv, Director, Octopuss
The Boon Edam Swinglane 900 uses a single, swinging panel of glass to control the flow of authorised users Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, recently announced that Shell Chemical LP, located in Deer Park, Texas, has installed seven Boon Edam Swinglane 900 turnstiles to improve access control between their administrative building and the production facility. Securing access points to building The decision to install Boon Edam entrances was a joint one between Shell’s real estate group and corporate security. “We have four Swinglanes at our front entrance, where employees and visitors arrive, and three at the back entrance, controlling access to the protected area where production goes on,” explained John Logan, Specialist-Security, Shell Chemical LP. The Deer Park Shell facility is regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. MTSA security regulations focus on those sectors of the maritime industry that have a higher risk of involvement in a transportation security incident, including various tank vessels, barges, large passenger vessels, cargo vessels, towing vessels, offshore oil and gas platforms, and port facilities that handle certain kinds of dangerous cargo or service the vessels listed above. “Under MTSA, we have to be able to account for who is in the production area, so we need close control of traffic between the administrative building and the plant,” said Logan. Boon Edam Swinglane 900 The Shell facility operates at “continuous process” production, so personnel are moving between the two buildings 24/7/365. A refinery has existed at this site since the 1920s. When the turnstiles were installed, Shell did a modest amount of education and explanation for the new entrance protocol, and the transition was rather smooth. The Boon Edam turnstiles manage access for approximately 1600 employees and 1200 contractors per day. The Swinglane 900 uses a single, swinging panel of glass to control the flow of authorised users. “If there is a tailgating incident,” said Logan, “we’re on top of it within seconds because the turnstiles will alarm and both sets of entrances are constantly monitored for those going in and going out. Our experience has been that any tailgating where we’ve had to intervene have been mistakes, no ill intent.” “We’ve been very impressed with the reliability of these Boon Edam turnstiles. Since installation in 2008, we have not had a single issue with the entrances. Not one,” Logan reported with satisfaction.
FLIR SR-19 security camera is primarily designed for perimeter surveillance and asset protection Providing secure facilities, and keeping marinas a safe environment, should be a basic responsibility of marina management. Protection can be achieved through a combination of security policies, controlled access, observation and user awareness. Although it has not reached epidemic proportions yet, crime is a growing threat to recreational boating. Modern boats are equipped with state-of-the-art electronic systems for navigation and other items. They often also have state-of-the-art video and sound systems, jet-skis and a lot of other expensive equipment that any robber would love to steal on board. Marina crime prevention, just like home or business crime prevention, is a matter of detecting potential risks and eliminating them. Most crimes occur when criminals find a safe and easy opportunity to strike. Most of the time, this happens in full darkness, under cover of the night. Continuously, fully lighting up a marina during night-time is not always the best solution. Installing supplementary lighting is often expensive. Powering and maintaining it can be very costly. In some sensitive locations it is also considered too intrusive. Furthermore, lighting essentially lays out a route of attack for intruders, creating shadows in which they can hide and gain access undetected. Thermal imaging for security and surveillance applications in marinas A perfect solution for monitoring a marina during night time, but also during other parts of the day, is thermal imaging. Thermal imaging is the use of a thermal imaging camera to “see” thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible to the human eye because its wavelength is too long to be detected. It’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Thermal imaging cameras produce images of invisible infrared or “heat” radiation. Based on temperature differences between objects, thermal imaging produces a clear image. In contrast with other technologies, such as light amplification, thermal imaging needs no light whatsoever to produce an image on which the smallest of details can be seen. Thermal imaging provides full visibility irrespective of the prevailing light level and weather conditions. It can see in total darkness, through light fog, in the far distance, through smoke and is able to detect anyone hiding in the shadows. It is an excellent tool for security and surveillance applications in marinas. FLIR SR-19 security camera for perimeter and asset protection Recent evolutions in detector technology have made thermal imaging much more accessible and affordable. A typical example is the use of thermal imaging in cars to facilitate night-time driving. With its latest generation of thermal imaging cameras FLIR Systems, the world leader for thermal imaging technology, has opened up the wide potential of this versatile technology to all. Typical of this new breed is the FLIR Systems SR-19 security camera that provides a brand new weapon for intruder detection and for which there simply is no competitor. It is primarily designed for perimeter surveillance and asset protection. It is a great tool for marina surveillance during any part of day, in all weather conditions. The SR-19 provides reliable round-the-clock awareness without the need for supplementary equipment. Easy security installation and integration FLIR Systems markets a full range of thermal imaging cameras which can be used for security and surveillance applications. All cameras can see in total darkness. Some can detect potential threats up to 400 metres, others can cover a distance of several kilometres. Depending on the user’s preference and needs, they can be fixed mounted or installed on a “pan and tilt” system. This way the user can direct the camera, to have it look wherever he wants, from a distance. Typical of this new breed is the FLIR Systems SR-19 security camera that provides a brand new weapon for intruder detection and for which there simply is no competitor Various options exist to connect FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras and to integrate them in already existing security systems in marinas. They can be configured for standalone use, as part of a network or in a hybrid configuration with local and network based control. Most FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras can be integrated in any existing CCTV infrastructure providing early detection and visibility 24/7 all the year round. They can be integrated in a TCP/IP network and controlled over a PC. No need to put extra cables. This way, users can monitor all activity in a marina over the internet even when they are thousands of kilometres away. Automatic threat detection software Putting someone behind a screen to monitor activities during the night is not always the preferred solution. For threat detection in marinas and monitoring if no-one is accessing them, powerful autonomous threat detection software exists. Operators can define a variety of triggers based on movement in the scene. It can easily be programmed that certain lights switch on if suspect motion is detected or that a security guard is warned to have a look at the scene. This intelligent video decision making software coupled with the thermal imaging power of a FLIR Systems thermal imaging camera presents an extremely reliable automatic threat detection package.