Portsmouth International Port is Britain’s biggest, municipal port, with regular ferry and freight services to France, Spain and the Channel Islands; direct links to the UK’s motorway network, including the M3, M27 and A3M; and ambitious plans to grow the number of cruise calls to over one hundred a year. By 2042 the port is expected to generate £801m annually for the national economy and support nearly 11,500 jobs.
Portsmouth International Port’s estate comprises a dedicated passenger terminal with a brand-new extension for cruise customers, car lanes, a multi-storey car park and a lorry park, as well as several remote buildings spread across the site, all connected by a fibre network. Redvision's VMS 1000™, powered by Digifort, operates on servers located in a central control room in the passenger terminal. Each remote building also has a local video server for recording, with each location having command and control capability for all 120 site cameras. The VMS1000™ allows staff to view all site cameras from any command and control positions, however each operator’s individual camera viewing access is specific to them and based on the responsibility and requirements of their roles. USB powered keyboards, with joysticks, are also used in each building for accurate PTZ control.
“The purpose of the new VMS1000™ CCTV system is to provide improved levels of safety for staff and passengers; protect cargo, buildings and assets; and provide site management resources for this busy, expanding site,” says Glenn Waterfall, Sales Director at Redvision CCTV. “The VMS1000™ is a life-time purchase, so incurs no annual maintenance fees or overheads. All remote viewing client software is free, unlike many other VMS solutions of this advanced capability, and it offers modular options for analytics; licence plate recognition; facial recognition; and point-of-Sale, which can all be applied as the site expands.”