How to increase seaport security with video analytics? TOP-3

Seaports work all the time. Industrial and consumer goods move here 24 hours a day. Thousands of people pass through the port every day, so the risks of negative situations are high. 

That is why the safety of seaports is above all. In this article, we will explain how video analytics can minimize most of the risks.  

Special features of seaports business

24/7 operation of ports forces operational staff to monitor all stages of work in different areas all the time. The risk of theft and dangerous situations for human life and health is extremely high, so managers aim to implement new technologies to increase on-site awareness. 

But given staffing constraints, it’s difficult for security teams to monitor the situation from every surveillance camera. Faced with problems due to the human factor, active implementation of smart monitoring has begun. 

How to ensure a high level of seaport security? Top 3 features 

When choosing cameras for a seaport, you need to consider the following conditions: 

  • long-distance video surveillance is required. Read more: “How to choose a long-range outdoor video camera“?
  • monitoring takes place in a harsh environment, the cameras are affected by sun, moisture, condensation and possibly illegal actions of intruders. 

This means that the lens and matrix should be chosen after considering all possible threats to the equipment. 

  • If the video surveillance is going to run 24/7, a night vision function is required.

Read more about the threats and the choice of devices in the article: “Extreme video surveillance. 6 Main Damaging Factors.” 

But in addition to considering external factors, you also need to keep in mind the internal features of video surveillance, which can increase the level of security at the facility. 

Accuracy + speed of viewing recordings

For a faster response, you can implement software that recognizes, classifies, and remembers objects in the received recordings.

Camera video analytics with this feature helps operators find the right information in the archives faster and investigate crimes at the facility. 

Automation of notifications 

Video surveillance in transport at the seaport is installed to increase overall situational awareness. And the video analytics feature “notification automation” is the best way to do this. 

This technology allows the system to send alerts to operators when it detects suspicious objects or human behavior. 

Remote Motion Control 

Video analytics not only situationally analyzes data, but also collects it, classifies it, and learns from it. Thanks to this, it is possible to understand how to optimize port logistics and reduce risks.  


Video analytics allows the installed surveillance system to be used productively and incidents to be prevented or investigated as quickly as possible. Additionally, intelligent monitoring eliminates the human factor, which removes the percentage of safety at the site. 

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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