The security challenges facing the Ports, Maritime and Transportation sectors are
some of the most diverse in any sector as they relate to the types of threats that
are present and the scale of the sector.
The movement of passengers and cargo by road and rail has been one of the most frequently
targeted sectors for both terrorists and organized crime. The sheer scale of the
sector can be seen from the forecast that by 2013 the global road and rail industry
will be worth over $2,600 billion. In the US alone over 14 million people use transit
systems every day. There are over 2000 large ports worldwide and over 18 million
containers in circulation. In 2009 the cruise ship sector carried over 17 million
Ports have to protect against a wide range of threats that can range from ship borne
to underwater based and from theft and vandalism to piracy. Not only do they have
to meet security regulations such as the International Ship and Port facility Security
code (ISPS) but they will have to meet the requirements of maritime regulations
such as Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
In Transportation, the size of the industry leads to challenges in both the range
of vulnerabilities and the volume of passengers and freight to be protected, creating
a need for systems that can be scaled to meet requirements. Safety of passengers
and the protection of freight are paramount and the ability to create co-ordinate
responses to incidents is becoming increasingly critical.
Tyco helps the Ports and Maritime sector to meet their security requirements by
providing access control, CCTV and intruder products. From single door access control
to enterprise wide integrated security systems Tyco's solutions empowers the transportation
industry to meet its requirements to ensure a safe and secure environment.
The CCTV solution provides the ability to monitor perimeter boundaries, container
parks and port terminal buildings. The power and flexibility of the Tyco CCTV products
means that the same system can be used to monitor ships on their berth which may
be required to meet SOLAS regulations.
Access control can limit access to sensitive area and CCTV systems can help identify
suspicious activity. When linked together with other systems such as intrusion detection,
fire and public address systems the Tyco solution can become a powerful command
and control application allowing users to detect, monitor and respond to events
in the most safe and effective way.
Access control is an important part of the security environment in the Port and
Maritime sector and provides the ability to control and monitor movement of staff
in restricted areas. This helps the port authority to meet the requirements of the
ISPS Security code. The ability to run Tyco's CCTV and access control system over
the IT infrastructure is particularly beneficial in a port where the geographical
area can be large and having to run cable for individual systems can invole significant
This ability to integrate Tyco's systems is possible not only at the physical (cabling)
level but also at the application level where the CCTV, access control and intruder
systems can be brought together to provide a single point of control. Tyco's integrated
approach will enable Port and Maritime clients to secure restricted areas, detect
and analyze incidents, and manage those incidents effectively in order to protect
travelers and cargo.