The corporate security market is constantly evolving technology, always incorporating new solutions in its processes. And today there is huge potential for development in the port security market. Thousands of commercial ports around the world with extremely dense traffic of people and vehicles that need to ensure the best security for their customers. And the French company Azur dronesbelieves that autonomous drone technology can add real value in major port areas.
The company, founded in 2012, is today the European leader in surveillance drones. A pioneer in the drone-in-a-box system, Skeyetech is Europe's first self-regulatory drone approved by regulators to fly outside the field of human vision. You can perform specific checks, reconnaissance flights or assist in crisis situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Since July 2019, the specialist port security company, Eamus Cork Security, which operates in the Grand Port Maritime of Dunkerque, one of the largest ports in France, uses in conjunction with the Genetec Omnicast, centralized security management system, Azur Drones' Skeyetech standalone drone solution. Complementing human and technological support, the system enables the strengthening of site surveillance, particularly in the Restricted Access Zone. The port of Dunkirk is becoming the first port in the world to implement this monitoring technology.
"Due to its dense activity and regulatory requirements, the Port Facility must be protected 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. It is clear that the human presence and CCTV system must be complemented with drone technology. The Skeyetech system, integrated with Genetec improves the responsiveness and efficiency of the security teams monitoring the facilities "- Thomas Ditacroute, Chief Operating Officer, Eamus Cork Security.
The Skeyetech standalone drone can take off at any time, with a single click, to conduct surveillance missions completely autonomously. Equipped with optical and thermal cameras, it is operational day and night to perform specific checks, perimeter patrols or monitor remote interventions.
Through a plug-in for Genetec's security management system, drones can perform missions directly through Omnicast in a predefined manner, manually or according to alarms and events identified by the system. They can also, with the same interface, track video feedback and drone trajectory on a map.
In Dunkirk, drone missions are primarily devoted to flow control and the prevention of Restricted Access Zone intrusion. Perform more than 20 missions a day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: human detection and identification, vehicle tracking and identification, and entry checks.