Omaha-based systems integrator Adesta (www.adestagroup.com) is picking up business in the port security arena.
The company has landed a contract to handle the enhancement of security at the Port of Beaumont, Texas, a port which has a primary cargo-load of military shipments.
The integrator will be responsible primarily for a new surveillance system featuring automated functionality.
According to a statement from Adesta announcing the contract, the contract is the second phase of upgrades for the port's CCTV system. The system will featured automated detection and tracking of intruders at the port. In addition to surveillance cameras enabled with tracking capabilities, Adesta will be installing thermal imaging cameras and updating existing camera systems to work with the new system.
The port's Executive Director David C. Fisher called the Adesta system "a very sound proposal," and said the integrator has been delivering portions of the system on time.
The Port of Beaumont, which was selected by the Maritime Foundation as one of the nation's 19 strategic ports and which has received approximately $4.3 million in port security grants, should see the system completed later this fall.