Security Challenges in Harsh Environments

W ireless video transmission technologies are meeting the demands of security needs in environments which were once off limits while opening new avenues of opportunities for integrators. Skilled in understanding the needs of clients in...


“Training was very simple--the client picked up on it right away and there was great support from the manufacturer.”

The first phase of the installation took only two days to complete and of course ultimately that’s the beauty of a wireless infrastructure.

“The first phase started with only four cameras and then the second phase added 12 more. The special iCVR software application automatically counts and reports to the network the number of vehicles travelling on the ferries, saving the company time, energy and expense in their daily auditing procedures.”

Data Consultants found the environment harsh but not impossible. “We have worked and installed systems in very dirty and hazardous conditions, where frequent visits to clean cameras were part of the maintenance schedule; the ferry just had cold conditions and ice.” In business since 1980, the company plans on continuing to focus on security for information technology management whereever it is needed.

Harsens Island—A Ferry Ride Away

Located at the top of Lake St. Clair and at the mouth of the St. Clair River, Harsens Island serves as a destination getaway for many visitors heading north during the summer months. A remote town with less than 2,000 in population located 25 miles northeast of downtown Detroit, Harsens Island offers a multitude of recreational activities for visitors and year-long residents, including fishing; boating; hunting; golf; and freighter watching.It is even a great place for those just looking to explore nature through the eye of a camera lens. Champions Auto Ferry serves the island year-long, as the only way to get to Harsens Island from mainland Michigan is through the Champions waterway taxi transportation.

Project Partners

Data Consultants—Security integrator and solutions provider

Champions Auto Ferry—End user and ferry operator