Every port needs protection from security risks, whether to defend against low level theft and vandalism or full-scale terror threats.
Royal HaskoningDHV has decades of experience in vulnerability assessment and risk mitigation. We design security measures to protect the entire asset including the perimeter, gate complex, internal operations and coastal areas. A port security vulnerability assessment takes into account the ISPS requirements, CPNI (in the UK) or any other relevant local guidelines.
Security in a smart port
In a smart port, security forms part of a fully integrated data network, driving efficiency and collaboration and taking operational insight to unprecedented levels.
Joined up data networks mean that security measures such as CCTV, access and gateway controls can provide valuable operational information. Smart cameras and entrance security do more than record information: they can also analyse it to drive responding actions.
As an example: CCTV detects high levels of traffic at entry gates 1 and 2, causing significant congestion. In line with the agreed protocol, this activates an automated re-routing process that redirects arriving traffic to gates 3 and 4 to keep port operations flowing smoothly.
Traditional ports often have dedicated security teams which could be an expensive and inefficient use of resource.
Smart ports of the future could use joint infrastructure, creating multi-disciplinary teams that fulfil tasks spanning ICT, operations and security, thereby reducing the need for staff on the ground.
Operators gain access to an integrated system that reports on security, operational performance and technology incidents via a single interface on a mobile device.
This integration gives each person the tools they need to address an issue – wherever they are. Importantly, it reduces costs and removes silos of activity within the port’s operation.
Speak to our team today for more insights into protecting ports.