Axis in BTP

To comply with regulations regarding the handling of containers at seaport terminals, BTP has upgraded its security infrastructure and installed cameras with multi-directional and bi-spectral technology of Axis.

Axis in BTPThe company Brasil Port Terminal (BTP) has updated the 30% of their security cameras to improve operations and comply with regulations in container handling. To this end, equipment with multidirectional and bispectral technology has been installed. Axis Communications.

In Brazil, to operate in seaports, Dry Ports and Customs Centers, companies must comply with the rules established by the Federal Treasury. The Coan Ordinance No. 80 Demand video surveillance 24/7, with front and rear license plate reading. Sets an image quality of 4MP for container areas and extends storage time to 180 Days, describing the operating conditions and minimum technical requirements for security systems.

The ordinance does not specify technology upgrades in BTP, which takes place every three years. However, Image resources and storage space had to be balanced due to new requirements.

Axis in BTP“The regulations establish that the storage time of images must be doubled from 90 days to 180 Days, I mean, We practically had to build a new data center. With the help of technology Axis Zipstream, We were able to do it”, Says Fábio Carvalho, Brazil Port Terminal security chief.

The port of Santos is the largest in the country in cargo and container handling. The terminal that BTP has here has an annual handling capacity of 1,5 million TEUs (Standard unit of measure for a 6 Meters). This large space is protected by 460 video surveillance cameras.

Axis in BTP“Ports Face Significant Challenges. For example, The bottom of a working ship has no light. That's why we need cameras that can work in these conditions”, says Carvalho.

To respond to these requirements, BTP turned to thermal cameras given their ability to accurately detect people, Objects & Incidents, Despite the difficult atmospheric obstacles (as fog, Snow, smoke) and problematic lighting conditions.

The thermal cameras They prove to be effective tools for observing container handling areas, Monitor vessels in operation, detect perimeter intrusions and examine administrative and operational areas.

Thermal and zoom technology

Axis in BTPAdded, Axis Integrator & Partner, invited BTP's security team to Axis' Experience Center in São Paulo to introduce them to a new hybrid technology that they felt could be useful in their operations.

Shortly thereafter, BTP became a pioneer in the use of bispectral PTZ camera series devices Axis Q87 in Brazil. The camera provides two video streams, one for thermal detection and one for visual identification, and integrates a 32x optical zoom. All in one device. With its thermal vision and zoom capabilities, Bispectral cameras have had an immediate impact.

"The bispectral camera is the icing on the cake of this project. The model was installed to cover sensitive areas, such as the electrical substation and perimeter, including the exterior, which in our case are areas of vegetation and poor public lighting. An important point is the ability to trade with video analytics, that we use to generate alerts about potential intruders. This technology accelerates responses to events”, explains Fábio Carvalho.

Axis Q19 thermal cameras have also been used in this project, which when combined with video analytics become a very accurate detection tool that operators use to determine if there are people or objects present in a specific area.

Safety and cost-effectiveness

Axis in BTPAnother highlight of the project is the panoramic infrared camera (Go) multidirectional. The series Axis P37 Allows seamless tracking of four distinct areas within the container handling terminal using a single camera, even in difficult lighting conditions. By reducing the number of teams, BTP met the standards of the ordinances and eradicated blind spots in the area.

“According to Coana regulation no. 80, any blind spot violates the rules and we have eliminated the defect by replacing the cameras with Axis technology. We eliminated four and started using a device with four channels using the same infrastructure. As a result, You end up making use of a network point and you can see an area four times larger. This improves the project and the cost-benefit ratio in terms of infrastructure”, Carvalho adds.

Greater depth and less bureaucracy

Axis in BTPFixed cameras have become allies in customs inspection work. The Federal Revenue Service uses units from the Axis P14 bullet camera series for their multifunctional varifocal attributes.

thanks to Axis Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic Wide Dynamic Range (Wdr) and OptimizedIR technology , The cameras can check the opening of cargo containers with complete clarity and great detail, even in difficult lighting conditions.

“You can see all the way to the bottom of the container, If a person walks in, You can follow what he's doing from start to finish. With Axis fixed cameras, we achieved greater depth and this has allowed us to use the images for a remote conference. In practice, This means the elimination of bureaucracy and transparency in the process”, says the BTP expert.

And when it comes to port terminals, Gaining depth is essential. For example, The blocks are divided to approximately 350 Meters. So, High-capacity fixed cameras are needed for surveillance, as the infrastructures are very far away. In this sense, Model PTZ Camera Series Axis Q62 It has also proven itself and is now used to monitor drivers at the entrance from a considerable distance.

Reliability Test

Fábio Carvalho attributes BTP's enhanced security to Axis technology. Large containers aren't just safer, but even the CCOS door has a Axis network video door entry system offering a wide view and an unobtrusive camera capable of providing a fisheye field of view for even greater coverage.

This device replaces three other pieces of equipment for video surveillance, Two-way communication and access control integration.

"Every three years we renew our fleet by 30%, But before we buy, let's go to the market to see what's available in terms of upgrades. This last transition has been very worthwhile because we have incorporated cameras with excellent technological resources, that help us on a day-to-day basis and have brought more quality to incident management. In future updates we can think about standardization”, concludes Carvalho.

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By • 6 Sea, 2024
• Section: Case studies, Systems control, MAIN HIGHLIGHT, Video surveillance