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Khalifa Port installs perimeter protection

Case Study - Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Khalifa Port installs Navtech’s market-leading AdvanceGuard to increase their perimeter security protection on land and over water, retaining its credibility as a safe and secure cargo handling facility.

Capacity of 9 million TEUs per year
Depth of 18.5m alongside
World's 47th busiest port
One of the largest deepwater ports in the world

Protecting the perimeter on land and sea at all times.

Khalifa Port is a state-of-the-art, world-leading, deepwater cargo handling facility, and as such has built a solid reputation. To maintain this status, it was recognised that tighter security measures surrounding Khalifa Port, both on land and sea needed to be implemented.

Due to its complex geographical location, Khalifa Port required a security solution that would provide perimeter detection both over water and on land. This solution needed to accurately and quickly detect approaching vessels, boats, vehicles, and intruders, and to operate effectively 24/7 and in all weather and light conditions, providing 360° perimeter protection. It quickly became evident that Khalifa Port were not only looking for a suitable technology that could effectively operate across both land and sea, but they also required a solution that they could have complete confidence in.

“Green TSI recommended AdvanceGuard, due to it being recognised as highly reliable solution that would perform exceptionally well, in a challenging environment. This solution not only increased their perimeter security protection on land and water but also ensured that they retained their credibility as a safe and secure cargo handling facility. “

Green TSI

Radar-based perimeter detection solution with PTZ camera integration

The project was awarded to our system integrator partner Green TSI, who specialise in installing security projects. Navtech Radar was specified due to our solution’s ability to meet the complex geographical landscape requirements set by the exceptional parameters of the port.

Initially, we ran a proof of concept (POC) to ensure that the solution would meet Khalifa’s requirements. Following the successful POC trial, we designed a site diagram and conducted a complete site survey to demonstrate the solution’s high-level performance expected on-site. A network of long-range, high-resolution radar sensors was installed, and in conjunction with our real-time threat analysis software, AdvanceGuard secured Khalifa Port’s wide-area perimeter.

The intelligent, rules-based software continuously monitors inside and outside the port’s perimeter, and it automatically generates an alert when there is a breach in rules. Unlimited targets are displayed on a user-friendly interface, pinpointing their exact location. Its reliable detection is unaffected by adverse weather or light conditions. AdvanceGuard was integrated with the existing video management system (VMS), automatically directing the cameras when movement is detected. The entire system provides the port with wide area surveillance that not only detects both inside and outside of the perimeter, but also provides full coverage across land and water.


Cost-efficient port protection

AdvanceGuard’s scalability and adaptability meant the solution was easily integrated into Khalifa Port’s existing systems and infrastructure. This lowered the overall cost as no new infrastructure was required.

Due to the long-range 360° detection, fewer radar sensors were needed for coverage of the entire site. This minimised the costs and boosted site security.

The perimeter at Khalifa Port is tracked and monitored on a simple, user-friendly interface, ready to detect a potential intrusion and identify the exact location and direction of movement. Camera integration provides added visual information.

Installation and commissioning images

Khalifa Port

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