HARBOR SECURITY – SURVEILLANCE
In addition to Radar information, the Harbor Security user can integrate thermal cameras on coastal areas, drones and hovercraft in order to clearly view close-range movement of vessels and people. Day or night, you will be able to clearly distinguish objects and people. This is particularly useful for the safety of passengers or employees at the harbor or port. If someone has an accident, the cameras will allow you see what has happened.
Up to 12 Cameras can be integrated and controlled directly using the cursor or a dedicated Joystick.
Customized rules can be created so that vessels entering specific areas are automatically tracked by the closest or predetermined camera(s).
Display the camera in a small box (picture in picture) or on a dedicated full screen monitor with augmented reality information.
These functions allow you to carefully monitor the area and customize settings based on your particular needs.
HARBOR SECURITY – RISK OF COLLISION BETWEEN SHIPS
As vessels are constantly navigating in and around harbors and ports, there is always a risk of collision. Boats may collide as a result of one or both vessels not following the traffic rules, or due to human error. These collisions can be extremely dangerous and costly for each boat involved, and can also cause damage to the harbor infrastructure.
In order to avoid this, it is important to have a traffic monitoring system in place that monitors the position and collision risk of the vessels in the harbor. Taking steps to prevent this will save time and money for your harbor or port in the long-term.
By integrating one or two Radars with Harbor Security, you will be able to display the position on-screen of each target within your selected range. ARPA and AIS targets are automatically acquired and will be tracked and displayed on your monitor. The user can configure highly-personalized alarms so that you will be notified immediately in case of dangerous vessel movement.
For administrative purposes, it is very important have a record of events. This is often needed after a collision etc. The optional Record and Replay Module is extremely useful for harbors and ports. This module will allow you to record boat movements, radar images and videos. The integration of up to four VHF radios with Maritime Security Ops lets the user record VHF communications and refer to it afterwards. These record and replay functions are absolutely invaluable to harbors and ports.
HARBOR SECURITY – INEFFICIENT BERTHING SERVICES
Good berthing facilities are extremely important in harbors as they ensure the safety of boats and people in the area. If boats are not securely tied to the berth, they may come loose and start to drift in the water.
In this case, some type of collision is virtually guaranteed. Again, an accident in the harbor can be costly and dangerous.
Customized boundary can also be used to monitor the anchorage area so that you can be immediately notified when a vessel leaves the area.
HARBOR SECURITY – INEFFICIENT MARITIME TRANSPORT FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS
In order to maintain a professional, reliable reputation, ports and harbors need to ensure smooth, efficient management. These areas of busy marine traffic must be well-monitored and controlled at all times. This usually requires a monitoring system that will track the movement of all vessels day and night. Apart from helping solidify your reputation for safety, running an efficient harbor or port also significantly reduces costs for your customers.
Passengers will expend less on their fare and time spent in the vessel, whereas shippers can minimize their costs in relation to tariffs and vessel storage time. These are huge benefits to your customers and will give your harbor or port a distinct competitive advantage. This makes customers more likely to choose your facility, and more likely to return. Inefficiency in the running of your site will make it difficult to maintain or increase the traffic you receive.
Harbor Security has the big advantage of being an open system, allowing the user to easily link it to other programs that will send an automatic text or email to remotes devices such as a smart phone.
By using this solution, surveillance is made extremely simple and allows for a virtually instantaneous response to dangerous situations.
HARBOR SECURITY – CONGESTION PROBLEMS
Congestion problems are a constant risk for ports and harbors. If there are delays or any technical problems with the site facilities, it can rapidly lead to a traffic blockage.
Vessels often spend a short amount of time at a port when unloading goods, and expect to be able to depart again quickly. They also expect a berth to be available at their appointed time.
Harbor Security allows you to avoid congestion problems with inefficient transport, goods and passengers. It achieves this as a result of its ability to monitor harbor traffic in real time.
HARBOR SECURITY – EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS
Along the coast, weather conditions can be extreme and volatile. Strong gusts of wind and high waves can disrupt marine traffic and make it much more difficult to keep control of vessels. This means that weather must be anticipated.
Having regular access to weather forecasts is a key factor in preventing accidents or dangerous conditions at the harbor. This helps you to identify dangerous periods ahead and take appropriate precautions for these weather conditions.
Harbor Security lets the user minimize the risk of unexpected extreme weather conditions thanks to free and unlimited Weather forecast downloads. This weather information can be easily displayed on-screen and overlaid across your navigation chart helping you to take precautions in case of dangerous weather.
It is also possible to integrate wind sensors with this system so that you can view real-time information on your screen as well.
For these reasons, Harbor Security is the perfect surveillance solution for harbors and ports.
HARBOR SECURITY – SAFETY
Of course, the most important thing for harbors and ports is to ensure the safety of site employees and of ship passengers. The loading and unloading of cargo, combined with the risk of falling into the water can make these sites potentially very hazardous.
To minimize the risks, it is imperative to constantly track and monitor the location of each person. If they encounter danger, it is then possible to come to their aid as quickly as possible.
Hovercraft can be quickly dispatched, deployed from almost anywhere, get close to the victim for swift rescue and transport them to land, or for a drone to be dispatched to drop help, medicine and supplies.
Harbor Security – Aerial Surveillance and Response
Drones fly to any way-point in seconds, visually detects humans and tracks them, leading security personnel to suspects in real-time while streaming live video and location to operators in the control room.
With drones there is real time flight management, flight tracking, planning, and sensor data management and dissemination enabling multiple UAS operators to plan and remotely share video, pictures, and tracks.
Drones fly a pre-defined route to identify suspicious activities near the facility perimeter. The drone is able to continuously search for moving objects while on patrol, alert and stream live videos in case of suspicious movements detection.
Each of our drones have the capability of “looking down” with high resolution video cameras to survey and search an area. Via on-board video recorder or FPV (first person view) technology, we can survey extensive terrain in real time. Once a subject of interest is located, the exact location can be relayed back to the ground crew. On-board video can also be downloaded for post-flight inspection.
Average flight times for these all electric drones is usually between 10-25 minutes giving the pilot enough time with several batteries to scan an area miles in diameter using a zig-zag sweep pattern or expanding spiral search pattern. One drone can search an extensive area in minutes that might take an entire group of ground personnel to cover in hours.
Harbor Security – Extended Surface Surveillance and Response
Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft have unique abilities make Hov Pod extremely effective on the ocean. And hovercraft are safer and more fuel-efficient than boats for short distances, harbors, island clusters, and moving seamlessly from water to land. Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft are a great choice as they are not affected by small swells or the depth of water, or direction of the current. Hov Pod is softer-riding than a boat is, they are dry and fast, because it doesn’t confront the wave it flies over it.
Hov Pod unlike many other craft are also designed for salt water operation with enclosed quick lift off engine covers, high specification electrical components and stainless steel fittings that minimize corrosion, while increasing operational reliability and safety.
Given the logistical and economical challenges of monitoring harbors, oil platforms, waterside facilities, fish farms, contained ocean perimeters, monuments, sanctuaries or protected areas creates unique security issues. Deploying the right surveillance technologies can increase monitoring capability and guide law enforcement personnel to suspicious activities. Hovercraft deliver multi terrain capability meaning the Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft can act immediately taking a direct line for fast response without concern to water depth or other surface limitations in its path.
Harbor Security – Continuous Mobile Monitoring
Currently, drones and hovercraft are helping to patrol amphibious areas around the world, but many additional applications remain to be developed. For instance, tethered can provide a cost-effective platform capable of inspecting critical infrastructure such as pipelines, wind farms, solar parks and electric transmission lines in remote areas. Surveillance and monitoring of sensitive areas such as ports and airports, as well as search-and-rescue operations in remote areas such as desert regions, offshore areas and major inland waterways also can be supported by tethered drones. In law enforcement, UAVs can be used to keep a suspect “in sight” while a pursuit is underway in urban or rugged terrain environments.
Once a target area in identified and a route plan is programmed and the drone/hovercraft solution delivers surface to air viability and the ability to engage or provide critical surface response. Onboard video can also be downloaded for post-mission inspection. One drone and a hovercraft can search an extensive area in minutes that another crew may not be able to reach or that might take an entire group of ground personnel to cover in hours.
Harbor Security – Continuous Drone Missions 24/7
Drones have distance, flight time and operational limitations due to battery life, maximum remote control range and line of sight restrictions. If the home station is in a static location, operators must ensure that drones stay within remote control range or line of sight and that each drone has sufficient power to get home safely.
Autonomous all-terrain mobile surveillance, security, border patrol or search and rescue operations?
Mobile Drone Station – HoverHome is a mobile all terrain automated battery swap station, that not only allows for operation in remote areas but when a drones battery gets low, our robotic station can land the drone, swap the battery with a freshly charged one, and relaunch the drone to resume its mission. All with or without a pilot or crew on-board.
HoverHome – Mobile Drone Station is expanding the capabilities of commercial drones, by allowing for launching and landing on water, amphibious or hard to reach terrain. Enabling near-continuous flights with minimal down time, this mobile automated battery swap station also ensures data is collected when and where it is needed in a data-driven world.
Harbor Security – Long Range Reconnaissance
Our engineers have developed various unique and proprietary features for the Transranger including but not limited to quick release wing latches, integrated internal fuel tank, aerofoil shaped landing gear, antennas build into the winglets and internal GPS, meaning zero drag induced by these systems, rapid deploy airframe for quick assembly and transport, highly optimized manufacturing and composite techniques along with many other ‘Transranger only’ features.
These features and design values allow for an incredibly low weight system with a maximum take-off weight of only 16kg. The payload bay can be tailored to fit and mount a wide range of cameras, sensors and other equipment, the system offers great flexibility without limiting the operator or mission scope. Designed to be aerodynamically stable and steady in low speed flight applications the Transranger is designed to cruise at 20m/s. The airframe has a maximum VNE speed of 30m/s and a low stall speed of 13m/s and an incredible endurance of up to 7 hours.
At Approximately 1800 feet altitude, 45 mph, the trip on way will take approximately depending on conditions. Continuous 24/7 Surveillance.
FIXED WING HIGHLIGHTS
◊ Made From the Highest-Grade Materials
◊ Highly Optimized Composite Frame
◊ Advanced Aerodynamic Design
◊ Efficient Cruise with Very Low Drag
◊ Incredibly Low Weight at Only 5.6kg
◊ Airframe is Completely Modular
◊ Rapid Deployment Case To in the Air
◊ Vertical Takeoff No Need for a Runway
◊ Vertical Landing No Expensive Catapult
◊ Multi-rotor Flight & Fixed Wing Flight
◊ VTOL Technology into Fixed Wing System
◊ Take-Off and Land in Confined Spaces
◊ Quick Release Wing Latches
◊ Integrated Internal Fuel Tank
◊ Aero foil Shaped Landing Gear
◊ Antennas Build Into the Winglets
◊ Internal GPS, Meaning Zero Drag
◊ Tailored To Fit a Wide Range of Cameras
◊ Steady in Low Speed Flight Applications
◊ Designed To Cruise At 20m/S
◊ Maximum VNE Speed of 30m/S
◊ Low Stall Speed of 13m/S
◊ Flight Endurance Of Up To 7 Hours
◊ New Generation in Unmanned Aircraft
Harbor Security – Long Range Countermeasures
We offer a laser or dazzle gun either as a standalone system as in the rifle (RifleDazz) or the DazzPod -1 a mounted format for smaller vessels or one of our larger integrated LRAD systems to vary the defense when confronted by these threats.
The POD Ops dazzle gun solutions are a type of laser weapon which uses green light to disorient and temporary blind pirates as well as other types of threats. The concentrated blast of green light can be used during both day and night.
Long range acoustic device (LRAD) is a non-lethal anti-piracy device which uses pain inducing sound beam to drive away pirates, thieves, vandals, intrduders and other threats. The sonic weapon produces high-pitched noise that is higher than the tolerance level of an average human being. LRAD have been mainly used on cargo and cruise ships until now.
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