Ulstein Group is a Norwegian family-owned company in the shipbuilding industry and has about 800 employees. The company was founded in 1917 and is located outside Ålesund in Norway. It has offices and factories in China and sales offices worldwide. Ulstein manufactures large, technologically complex ships for the oil and exploration industries. Innovation, technology and design are important cornerstones for Ulstein and ship designs are also sold to other shipyards.
The shipyard on an island outside Ålesund is currently monitored by 11 AXIS 232+ and AXIS 233D Network Cameras. The shipyard previously had no camera surveillance system and when it decided to install one it chose Axis Communications and Axis partner Niscayah as supplier and installer.
Five ships are to be delivered from the shipyard in 2012. The production time is at least six months and involves major investments and the purchase of expensive material. “We have had incidents in which expensive material was stolen from the area. This means big problems as the manufacture of the vessels is delayed,” says Don Johansson. The camera surveillance increases security and makes it possible to be able to investigate incidents afterwards and provide image-based evidence. The image material is recorded and viewed using software from Detec. The images are saved for 7 days in pursuance of Norwegian legislation.
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