InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, has successfully completed a radical overhaul of a local port security system in South America.
Puerto de Mamonal, Cartagena, Columbia, has become the first sea terminal to adopt InfiNet Wireless technology as part of a project to showcase the diverse range of environments it can operate in.
In partnering with Colombian communications solutions provider, Maicrotel SAS (Maicrotel), InfiNet Wireless technology successfully delivered a comprehensive modern wireless solution to enhance the security measures of the port. The solution entailed an InfiNet Wireless point-to-multipoint network, with security cameras, cabinets, transmission radios, data security and Wi-Fi network transmission.
The monitoring of and provision of security of the port’s 310,000 m2 territory, was extensively enhanced by the solution, which covered more than 240,000 m2 of storage area used for many types of merchandise.
Due to the sensitive nature of the port’s operations and the commercial value of the diverse range of goods handled on-site, it was of the utmost importance that an effective CCTV system was implemented to control the operations inside the port and to monitor the handling of merchandise.
“The port security staff have been highly impressed by the system – the wireless solution delivers all of the closed-circuit audio and video data from the port to the control center 24 hours a day,” said José Arsenio Galvis, head of Puerto de Mamonal. “We have had a timely response and the result of the implementation has been impeccable. It has allowed us to have a reliable control system, in addition to complying with the safety regulations that underpin the effective operation of the port terminal.”
“InfiNet Wireless’ security system has also given the port the confidence to expand its area of operations and further investment in this state-of-the-art solution to safeguard the port is expected,” added Galvis.
By enabling the monitoring of the handling and logistics of the merchandise, control staff had the tools to prevent theft and drug trafficking in the terminal. This system is made up of technological solutions such as radios, cameras and data, making it easy to monitor movements and the handling of merchandise from the control center.
A system of physical protection and data protection was installed, with optimal connectivity, to safeguard port activity. This includes a video surveillance system, the design of which was tailored to cater the critical conditions of the management and the processing of goods.
“This successful implementation at Puerto de Mamonal demonstrates the immense versatility of InfiNet Wireless’ solutions to operate in a variety of markets and conditions,” said Carlos de Lamadrid, head of LATAM region at InfiNet Wireless. “Given that this was the first time deploying our solutions at a seaport, the transition was seamless, and the operational efficiency has been flawless since. We look forward to seeing more projects like this rolled out in the future and for new regions around the world to benefit from what we have to offer.”