The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company is a ferry service provider based in Long Island, NY. Located just 50 miles from New York City, Port Jefferson is a maritime transportation HUB connecting Long Island with Bridgeport, CT. Physical security is a paramount concern for a major transportation provider like The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Co. With 3 ferries to secure, and terminals to monitor, a reliable video surveillance solution was required. To meet the highest security standards of the US Government, they chose ACTi to provide the highest quality of network video surveillance solutions.
Each vessel utilizes 22 x ACM1231 Megapixel network video cameras. Cameras surrounding the vehicle deck provide a video log of all cars entering and exiting, while cameras from the passenger decks are monitored to provide physical site security. All video is managed by a Video-Insight Server with two remote clients on each vessel. Additionally, security officers at the terminal and docking facility can remotely monitor real time video via a mobile broadband connection.
The system installation was provided by Emergency Electronic Services, Inc located in Setauket, NY. Hugh Whitsit, CEO, was directly involved in helping choose ACTi as the preferred solution for this important transportation security application. "ACTiâ€™s ACM1231 was chosen due to its weather tight enclosure that met our application requirement," said Whitsit. "We like ACTiâ€™s Megapixel cameras for their capability to show clearer details when enhancing videoâ€ during playback and live viewing of the video, adding â€œwe also like them for the affordability."