Scottish Communications Group (SCG), an independent communication equipment specialist, has been awarded a $2.7 million contract by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) for the design and installation of a new CCTV solution at their Clyde and west coast network of 25 harbors, ports and slipways. These range from Largs on the mainland to Tarbert (Harris) in the Western Isles.
The new CCTV system has been designed to improve safety and security for customers, Harbor Operator personnel, contractors and other harbour users, as well as provide RoRo Ferry Masters with live images of local conditions at destination ports. It is expected the improvement in the availability and detail of live information accessed remotely by RoRo Ferry Masters will help inform its decision making process and help optimise lifeline ferry service provision across all routes that use CMAL harbors.
SCG has also been awarded full service and maintenance contracts for all sites for a five year term. This is the biggest contract won by the communications company
since it was founded in 1979.
One of CMAL’s key requirements was for a quality, robust system that could operate within the extreme conditions of the West Coast of Scotland’s marine environment. SCG, through their wealth of experience providing solutions within port and coastal locations, specified an IP HD CCTV solution that fulfilled the detailed CMAL specification requirements.
25 individual systems will
be installed by SCG that can be remotely accessed and controlled from CMAL headquarters in Port Glasgow. Additionally, authorized users can access the system from other remote locations or mobile devices
Installation of the system is due to start in January 2016 and is likely to be completed in early 2017.