Vizag Seaport goes high tech with Axis network surveillance
Achieving increased surveillance and training capabilities, and improved operational alertness
“Our objective was to implement a surveillance system that goes beyond ensuring security and actually serves as a tool to help improve our operational efficiency. The Axis surveillance system has helped us to achieve all this and more.” Mr Ragam Kishore, CEO, Vizag Seaport Ltd.
With the International Ship & Port Security (ISPS) code coming into effect, the port authorities of the Vizag Seaport terminal recognized the need to step up security and keep a vigilant eye on the waters and nearby ships. Additionally, with the implementation of International Ship & Port Security (ISPS) code, the port required an advanced surveillance mechanism to help secure the perimeter, water fronts and entry and exit points of the port. Overall, increasing operational alertness was also a key objective of port authorities.
The Vizag Seaport, which had a completely manual security system with guards patrolling the port, decided to go in for a greenfield IP-based surveillance solution. In the first phase, the port installed 17 cameras to monitor the cargo handling operations and allied activities at the Vizag Seaport. The implementation team had to take utmost care while installing the system at all critical locations due to the nature of the weather and applications sensitivity and also to ensure future-friendly installation and minimal damage to the environment.
The implementation of Axis network-based surveillance system delivers the benefits of enhanced monitoring and operational alertness, enabling authorities to supervise port activities on a 24/7 basis with minimal manual intervention. Additionally, the recorded data also serves as a powerful training tool to help new employees understand port functioning.