Access control systems can help improve port security

Access Control and Management of Contractors and Visitors System from Tensor

Implementing top-of-the-range, latest-generation, fully-integrated access control systems can help boost the level of security in ports, especially those located in unstable areas affected by insurgencies.

This is also the case with Nigeria, who has surpassed the national benchmark in the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code ISPS, which remains a major milestone towards achieving safe port system.

According to a news release, despite this impressive record in terms of compliance by port facilities, most port approaches across the country have yet to implement a strict access control regimen, a development, security experts believe could pose significant threats, especially given the security situation in the country.

Due to the increase in the number of terrorist attacks, especially on public places and other soft targets, the Port Facility Security Officers FPSO Forum made a strong case for the reintroduction of strict control measures at the nation’s seaports and other related facilities.

Vice Chairman of the forum, Dr. Zeb Ikokide, said: “Access control to the various seaport facilities has been tightened but the general access gate is still very porous and this is not good enough because if anything happens to the general areas, it will affect the other terminals and so there is need to beef up security everywhere around the seaports”.

Tensor – the supplier of choice for port access control and security systems

Tensor has an extensive experience in installing CCTV systems and commissioning comprehensive video management solutions for large multi-site facilities. We provide total security management solutions, fully scalable end to end integrated solutions capable of managing, via a single platform, multiple video sources including Thermal Optics as well as our wide range of other systems including Access Control, Ground Radar Detection, Intruder Detection and number plate recognition.

Our access control solutionsare custom designed to meet our clients needs and are designed to manage anything from small single sites to city wide systems to national multi site solutions.

Using products from the Tensor Partner range, our security solutions deliver the highest performance in the industry and customers are assured of receiving the most reliable systems available.

Tensor uses only the latest and most advanced technologies supplied by our partner companies, including a high performance video-surveillance solution for facial recognition, specially designed for the simultaneous identification of subjects in crowded and changeable environments.

This top-range technology is optimized for environments with large crowds in constant movement, such as maritime ports, airports, metro and train stations, shopping centres, sports stadiums and urban centres, and makes it possible to record subjects automatically through (on-the-fly) video capture. The system works correctly even with partial facial concealment, wearing of glasses, handkerchiefs or caps, changes in facial expression, difficult lighting conditions and slight rotations of the face.

Another advanced technology we employ is BioAccess, which ties in with Tensor’s extensive experience in the access control solutions’ segment. This technology employs face biometrics in order to identify a user from access control lists and to verify their identity, as well as check their access rights to specific parts of the site.

If you’d like to find out more about the range of access control systems and CCTV surveillance solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact our dedicated team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of the questions and queries you might have.

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