Axcess International solutions to protect Port of Spain

Company's RFID, scanning solutions utilized to increase security against various threats


Axcess International, a Texas-based provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, has won a US$3.54mn contract to provide security infrastructure solutions for the port in Trinidad & Tobago's capital Port of Spain, the company reported in a release.

Solutions include active RFID, multiple types of sensors and various types of scanners to improve daily security operations, which are expected to help the facility increase its security against threats like terrorism.

Specific security solutions are confidential, but some elements include wireless vehicle and visitor tracking, sensors for toxic chemicals, gases and radiation, and scanning equipment to detect metal objects on personnel and in baggage.

Axcess provided a similar solution for Barbados port to improve its security when it hosted the cricket World Cup Games in 2007.

In April, Trinidad & Tobago will host the Fifth Summit of the Americas Conference, which will be attended by over 30 heads of state from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.