Around-the-clock surveillance

July 2010 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Video surveillance plays a crucial role in security at ports. The surveillance systems used should be virtually maintenance free, provide high-resolution image quality and be able to withstand the weather conditions of an ocean environment. Moreover, each individual camera should be capable of monitoring larger areas with greater detail.

There are three main areas of concern at ports: theft and injury prevention as well as protection from acts of terrorism.

Mobotix network cameras are able to provide the needed high-performance requirements: high resolution, integrated intelligence, cost-efficient recording, analytical software and extremely robust design.

Installation: The multiple configuration possibilities with Mobotix network cameras, including single or dual lens, wide-angle or telephoto, day or low-light, provide the flexibility to deploy the same basic camera type into a wide range of specific viewing requirements with varying lighting conditions.

Weather conditions: Particular concerns relating to the weather conditions of a coastal environment include: salty air, frequent wind driven rain, intense heat and humidity. Mobotix cameras are built to withstand extreme environmental conditions, from -30°C to +60°C. There is no concern about deterioration due to salt air, camera lenses fogging up or the system getting rain or heat damage.

Audio features: Mobotix cameras have both audio and video features. Mobotix cameras can also trigger audio alarms that warn individuals to stay away from dangerous areas. The audio feature also allows you to communicate directly with an employee if they are in danger.

The cameras include internal memory and can temporarily store the video sequences in the case of server failure. When the server is again available, it is automatically updated.

Using Mobotix technology means the reduction in the number of cameras required combined with reduced storage requirements and the fact that the systems need no additional software and are license free also add up to a substantial overall cost saving.

For more information contact Industrial Automation and Control, +27 (0)12 657 3600,,


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Mitigating the human risk
Issue 5 2020, Managed Integrity Evaluation, Technews Publishing, iFacts , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked Jennifer Barkhuizen and Jenny Reid for some information around background screening and vetting of potential new hires.

Teaching old cameras new tricks
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, Deep Data , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Dr Jasper Horrell and Mark Smuts from DeepAlert reveal how estates can upgrade their existing surveillance infrastructure to include the latest AI-enhanced analytics, without buying new hardware.

Thermal continues to evolve
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, Technews Publishing, Axis Communications SA, Bosch Building Technologies, Dahua Technology South Africa , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Thermal cameras have made an enormous impact to perimeter security, with more to come as artificial intelligence enhances analytics.

Automated estate protection
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, Axis Communications SA , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Marlenique Estate makes use of an end-to-end Axis Communications solution, installed by Energize Technology Africa for automated security. Automated estate protection.

Integrated security management system
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, Protoclea Advanced Image Engineering , Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Phorcas is a security information system developed by Protoclea designed to integrate multiple sub-systems into a powerful crime fighting solution.

Serverless ANPR solution
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, XtraVision , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
Serverless ANPR automatically controls the movement of up to 1000 listed cars through barriers and provides carpark management information.

Bosch launches a fully open camera platform
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, Bosch Building Technologies , Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Bosch has announced the launch of INTEOX, a new camera platform designed to modernise the security and safety industry.

IP 3000i cameras with built-in analytics
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, Bosch Building Technologies , Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Bosch IP 3000i cameras extend smart video surveillance to general security applications.

Arteco Video Event Management Software
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, XtraVision , Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Arteco views video analytics as an enhancement to the video security experience and not as a costly addition or complication to standard video management.

Vehicle and driver identification
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, Protoclea Advanced Image Engineering , Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
Detecta features vehicle identification (make and model), automated number plate recognition (ANPR), vehicle colour recognition, driver identification, high speed and free flow detection.