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Port of Bangkok, Thailand

Customer
Port Authority of Thailand
(Thailand)

Systems integrator
Western Integration Co. Ltd.

Distributor
Patararungroj Ltd.

Technology
IP-based video network

Market
Critical infrastructure

Challenge
Design and deploy a video
surveillance system capable of
automating the container
scanning process in a big port

Solution
Siqura’s IP PTZ dome cameras
and fixed IP cameras

The challenge

For years, containers passing through the port had to be scanned and registered manually. This included verifying the containers’ contents, clearing them for customs and classifying and sorting the freight for import or export. Since these scans took nearly a minute per container, the road leading to the port was often backed up with traffic.

With increasing delays as the port expanded its economic and strategic significance, the Port Authority of Thailand commissioned local systems integrator Western Integration with the job of upgrading the existing network system and automating the container scanning process.

The solution

Together, Western Integration, distributor Patararungroj and Siqura deployed a network that uses an automated content analysis program and a number recognition program to identify and catalogue the containers. This new system cuts the time from 50 seconds per container down to 15.

At the network’s edge are hundreds of Siqura IP PTZ dome cameras. These robust audio-enabled cameras register, encode and transmit video material to a central control room, where operators keep an overview of the security situation and take action when necessary. The automated container identification process is facilitated by the cameras’ built-in analytics software.

The port of Bangkok’s main office was also equipped with a new CCTV surveillance system. The images of nearly a hundred Siqura fixed IP cameras are now streamed to the central control room, ensuring that security personnel can effectively protect employees and property.