The Sabine-Neches Waterway runs 55 miles through Jefferson County, Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico. This area includes the number one commercial and military out-load port in the United States and is the fourth largest port in terms of processed tonnage. The goal of the project was to ensure the safety of those working and traveling through the port, and to keep traffic flowing for the commerce that relies on clear passage.
The Knight Solution
Knight Security Systems deployed a vast traffic-monitoring network to ensure that all vessels (civilian, military and commercial) can safely navigate the waters with minimal interference such as collisions or other stoppage. The new surveillance system also monitors the many petroleum refineries that line the channel. Backed by a Verizon Wireless 4G connections, the cameras along the waterway are networked through Milestone XProtect Enterprise VMS for managing high definition video of live vessel movements and incident reporting from the archived footage.
Because of the project’s success, Knight Security Systems, LLC, was awarded Milestone Systems’ 2014 National End User Installation of the Year Award. The award presented to Knight Security Systems was based on project complexity, use of contemporary technology, installation quality, design solution, and customer satisfaction.