Jacksonville Port Authority upgrades perimeter security measures

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is enhancing its security with the help of a SightLogix’s thermal video analytics system.

The project, partially funded by a Homeland Security Grant and implemented by W.W. Gay Fire & Integrated Systems, looks to improve port security’s awareness in a efficient way, said John Romanowich, SightLogix president and CEO.

“Port security requires accurate, cost-effective situational awareness over expansive outdoor areas,” he said. “SightLogix systems have been designed specifically for these types of applications.”

­According to a press release from SightLogix, JAXPORT selected the company after careful evaluation and on-site demonstrations of its perimeter security solution.

The SightLogix Thermal SightSensors, which provide night and day thermal images, feature a high degree of on-board image processing and PTZ tracking once the camera detects an intruder.

Randy Graves, project manager, said the project is natural for him and his engineering staff.

“We are able to provide unparalleled local service and support for JAXPORT’s security infrastructure needs by combining SightLogix’s video analytics technology with our expertise in large IP video, fiber backbone and sophisticated network-centric video projects.”

The SightLogix system is being deployed at multiple JAXPORT locations and is expected to contribute to apprehending vandals, thieves and potential terrorists.