Over 100 years ago, Port Freeport came into being when the first jetty system was built in Freeport, Texas. Since that time, the Port has become one of the fastest growing ports on the Gulf Coast, and is currently ranked as the 16th largest port in the United States in terms of foreign tonnage. Located just three miles from deep water, Port Freeport is also one of the most accessible ports on the Gulf Coast and the 400-foot-wide, 45-foot-deep channel ensures a fast, safe turnaround for many cargo ships.
With massive cargo ships coming into the port daily from Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela, and many more, and employing well over 13,000 people, Port Freeport uses video surveillance technology to ensure the safety of its employees as well as to ensure the smooth execution of daily operations. More so, as one of the fastest growing ports on the Gulf Coast, Port Freeport is in constant surveillance of incoming threats from the water perimeter.
Port Freeport had previously installed an analog-based video surveillance system, but as years passed and the port expanded, their requirements for newer technology such as vessel tracking through a radar system became a necessity. Unfortunately, the outdated functionalities of their existing system denied them the ability to fully integrate this newer technology, as well as forbid them from further custom development with other solutions that they were prospecting.
Port Freeport was also looking to incorporate some additional wireless cameras into their system and had concerns about the video quality that would be produced from their dated video surveillance system. Ultimately, they knew they needed to start looking at the latest advancements in IP video surveillance technology, so they entrusted LANAIR Group, a leading system integration company based in Los Angeles, California, and with an office in Dallas, Texas, to propose a solution that would fulfill all their integration requirements.