PNCT now has mesh video network
NEWARK, N.J.—The Port Newark Container Terminal has finished installing its wireless infrastructure mesh video network to provide live, 24-hour indoor and outdoor video feeds at the 180-acre facility.
The feed includes video of workers unloading cargo and moving containers and also monitors safety violations, provides accident verification and shows access to and from the facility, according to Firetide Inc., which provided the network.
PNCT, in the Port of New York/New Jersey, has more than 500 daily dock workers along with ship crews and visitors and handles more than 600,000 containers a year.
“The installation of the Firetide system will further enhance Port Newark Container Terminal’s and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s surveillance of the terminal and shoreline,” Frank Chimento, PNCT safety director, told Security Director News.
“More than 75 percent of world trade is transported by sea so implementing a comprehensive video surveillance network for maritime terminals can’t be undervalued,” Chimento continued. “Accordingly, we are committed to securing facility and terminal operations as well as monitoring safety conditions for PNCT personnel and visitors.”
The first phase of the installation to better secure the port started in 2008 and was expanded this year.
PCNT and Firetide partnered with AFA Protective Systems Inc. to design and install the network.