Securing railway and port facilities is always difficult, and especially so in the case of intermodal transport. Theft and human-caused disturbances are a serious threat to transport operators, who must combat the threat of disappearance and misallocation of valuable resources. The Port of Yuzhny, working in collaboration with leading Ukrainian integrators, found the ideal solution for this and related security issues by installing a security system powered by the Axxon Intellect PSIM, complemented by the Rail Intellect module for recognition of rail car and tank car registration numbers.
The Port of Yuzhny is located in southern Ukraine, on the northwest shore of the Black Sea (Small Adzhalyk Estuary). Located near Odessa, the port also neighbors Beregovaya rail station, which provides uninterrupted delivery and sending of cargo.
Modern loading equipment, well-developed rail infrastructure and highways, high capacity, and a skilled workforce make this location an easy choice for cargo shippers.
By dint of strategic location and status as an international transit hub, the Port of Yuzhny is key for both domestic and cross-border trade. Port administration was faced with the challenge of installing a security system. Maintaining high efficiency while simultaneously protecting cargo integrity were key requirements. Their security system needed to be advanced, with recognition of rail car numbers. At the same time, they knew that video surveillance infrastructure would also assist in the goal of preventing cargo theft and diversions.
The administration of the Port of Yuzhny held a tender to determine its choice of software platform and installer for the new system. Project requirements included:
The winner of the tender was the multifunctional Axxon Intellect and Auto Intellect module for recognition of rail car and tank car numbers, both developed by AxxonSoft. Installation was performed by Digital Technologies SPE LLC.
Several factors contributed to the decision in favor of Intellect. Intellect-powered systems can:
A total of 2 servers plus dedicated storage server were installed at the site. Axis IP cameras were chosen for their high image quality. To improve lighting conditions/visibility for video recording, special nighttime projectors were installed.
The installer, Digital Technologies, also developed a special module for counting rail cars. This feeds off of data provided by infrared and inductive sensors, which have been placed on rail paths in order to record train passings.
As a result, the Port of Yuzhny now has a professional, enterprise-class security system. The Intellect PSIM-powered system fully meets the client's requirements and has proven itself effective at preventing theft and other incidents.
Digital Technologies SPE LLC specializes in creating comprehensive integrated security system. The company offers an ever-growing array of services in design, setup, and maintenance of security systems of all levels of complexity, in addition to selling hardware for access control, fire/security alarms, advanced video surveillance, and more. Digital Technologies professionals are at the forefront of the latest industry trends and technologies, making use of new solutions in all aspects of the business. As a result, the company has earned the trust of numerous state-owned enterprises and private businesses. Ukrainian rail companies, chemical and coal facilities, customs warehouse terminals, and malls with hundreds of channels of surveillance video.
"Axxon Intellect Enterprise made the case for increased ROI easy. When we implemented it in a retail setting, we were able to show the client that security personnel numbers could be reduced. This led directly to cost reductions and a higher return on investment."