Case Study – Port of Charleston

Integrating Fence Detection and Video Analytics

Port of Charleston is one of the busiest container ports along the United States’ Southeast and Gulf coasts. Moving more than 600,000 pier containers per year and ranked 8th largest U.S. port in cargo value, with $50 billion in annual shipments, Charleston is recognized as North America’s most efficient and productive port. As a vital hub for global freight transfer, implementing a site protection solution that would safeguard facility infrastructure without adverse affect to flow of cargo was a critical goal.

According to Port of Charleston’s Security Improvement Plan, a key requirement of the new perimeter system was its ability to precisely locate fence line breaches and monitor intruders from point of attack through incident resolution. The Port chose two market-leading intelligent detection solutions: Southwest Microwave’s INTREPID™ MicroPoint™ Cable fence detection system – which offered pinpoint intrusion location and tie-in of detection zones to CCTV camera presets – and PureTech’s PureActiv® wide-area video surveillance system – which successfully identified and tracked qualified targets.

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