After implementing the open-platform VMS solution, the Port of Antwerp has experienced a reduced number of accidents, improved access to high-quality proof of damage, less vandalism and theft, better management of shipping traffic and the ability to protect the environment in instances of oil leaks.
The high-resolution, situational overview provided by the monitoring solution enables fast detection of unusual events, which has significantly brought down the number of incidents at the large harbor. And when incidents do happen, the Port of Antwerp now has access to better proof of damage, saving both time and money.
According to a harbor operations manager, easy access to high-quality images from the VMS system have significantly improved the harbor's arbitration of disputes, and has saved substantial time and money by providing evidence of damage for law enforcement. With the previous DVR system, the review and export of video evidence was highly time-consuming, and the quality of the evidence was not always sufficient for official use.
The flexibility in the Milestone software enables the harbor to easily expand the system to more areas, and the ability to choose the cameras most suitable for the diverse needs in this challenging environment.