Vessel based CCTV Networks.
Vessel based CCTV installations comprise of 3 components:
- The Camera: Video surveillance technology is constantly changing with new products constantly emerging. Manufacturing of CCTV cameras has become very widespread with many factories competing for business. The CCD sensor (the eye of the security camera) is a big part of the cost to manufacture a security camera, and over the years the price of the sensors has been greatly reduced. This means that the conventional security cameras are way down in price. For vessel owners and operators, this means that good quality video surveillance systems are within budget. For more information please click here
- The Network: Installing networks to support CCTV cameras on board vessels has been the major hurdle and challenge of deploying vessel based CCTV networks. The conventional method of installing network cables has been time consuming and difficult, leading to high cost and up to 7-10 days of vessel “stoppage” to correctly network the cameras for vessel wide installations. However, with technologies incorporating BPL ( Broadband via Powerline) such as the iPoP-Network Solutions for Vessel, comprehensive CCTV installations can now take place in a matter of hours. For more information please click here
- Monitoring: Monitoring stations are simply computer stations with added memory to facilitate real time storage of images for days or weeks. These monitoring stations can be installed and replicated in different parts of the vessel as per the customers’ requirements. In addition, we offer unique technology to facilitate low bandwidth ship/shore CCTV image streaming for shore based review and analysis. For more information please click here
Vessels operating in high risk areas are advised by the renowned maritime authorities to consider implementing the recommendation stipulated in BMP4 with the Indian Ministry of Shipping recently mandating Anti-Piracy CCTV networks on all Indian flagged vessels
Gentay are working with leading companies in the Maritime Industry to define appropriate cost effective CCTV installations on board. For an example of an Anti-Piracy CCTV installation based on the iPoP-Network Solutions for Vessels on board a tanker for a well-known Oil Major, please see our video uploaded on to Youtube
With 3 years’ experience in deploying CCTV networks on board vessels, Gentay are your business partner to deliver cost effective and reliable solutions for all your CCTV needs. For more information please click here