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Ports / Maritime / Transportation

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 passengers.



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 expense.

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.