Video Management System Migration
The Port of Miami (‘Port”) is among America’s busiest ports and it is recognized throughout the world with the dual distinction of being the Cruise Capital of the World and the Cargo Gateway of the Americas. Over four million passengers passed through the Port last year as well as approximately seven million tons and over 800,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of cargo. This commercial trade contributes over $17 billion annually to the South Florida economy and helps provide direct and indirect employment for over 176,000 jobs. The Port is a vital contributor to the local, state, and national economies, and thus has invested the development of the technology infrastructure, acquiring the equipment, and implementing the latest technological innovations to meet the demands of its cruise and cargo customers.
The first and one of the most important physical security Systems was the initial installation and subsequent upgrade of the Port’s Camera and Video Management System. The initial implementation included the design of a distributed architecture which connected via a new redundant communications network. The initial install included 450 analog cameras and 30 Digital Video Recorders integrated with an Access Control System via a Video Matrix Switch.
APS subject matter experts designed and oversaw the migration of the large analog Digital Video Recording System to an Internet Protocol (IP) Hybrid Video Management System which now consists of over of 1000 cameras and 45 Network Video recorders.
The System is serving the Port well as it is now used for General Surveillance, Proactive prevention of Security Breaches via the use of Video Analytics, Identifying Piggybacking through access points, Invalid Access Card Reads, Intrusion Alarms, Payroll Theft Deterrence, Cargo Gates Entry and Exit queue surveillance and alarms, Waterside Surveillance ( Radar & AIS Target Tracking), Ground Transportation Violator Identification, Vehicle license Plate Number Recognition, Solicitation Surveillance, Taxi Revenue Control, Cash Collection and Counting, Customs & Border Protection Passenger Interview Rooms, Fence Lines, Parking Garages and Surface Lots, Emergency Call Stations, documentation of Safety Violations, Webcams to provide “Live View” of Port Operations and in support of many other operational and Physical Security functions.
Deputy Port Director
Port of Miami
1015. N. America Way
Miami FL. 33132