Peru port deploys Bosch cameras to improve security

Cameras from Bosch on mast

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According to Bosch, its MIC IP ultra 7100i cameras were recently installed on around ten 40-meter-high masts to meet the high-security requirements at the port of Paracas in Peru.

The company highlights that port operators were looking for a video security solution to ensure reliable, high-resolution surveillance of an 11-hectare area, even when faced with the adverse weather conditions such as stormy winds and extremely salty air.

“Our previous cameras from a different supplier were unable to meet our expectations,” explained César Rojas, Operations Manager at the port of Paracas.

“That represented a major security risk, as we weren’t technically equipped to reliably detect intruders and their potential criminal activities in sensitive areas involving the loading or unloading of goods at the port terminal and take the necessary action.”

The unique challenges of port security

The pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) MIC IP ultra 7100i cameras from Bosch come with UHD (4K) resolution, 12x zoom and optical image stabilization (OIS).

Bosch says that the remote panning, tilting and zooming from a control room gives the port’s management team excellent coverage of large areas.

“Thanks to ultra-high definition, we can detect intruders and see what they’re up to in sharp detail for the first time,” added Rojas.

“As a result of optical image stabilization, this is even the case if strong winds rock the masts with the cameras attached at a height of 40 meters, or if we zoom up to 12x in the very salty air.”

Bosch highlights that the MIC cameras used can also be trained to recognize user-specified target objects (both stationary and moving) to automatically alert the port’s security personnel of unusual activity.

This AI-based intelligent tracking also makes it possible to determine the exact position of objects so that, in the event of an emergency, staff can get to precisely the right location faster.

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