New video surveillance technology to improve security at Port of Pecém


Complexo do Pecém (CIPP SA) has released the results of a system that is expected to help in managing the quality of images for surveillance purposes. 

CIPP SA partnered with the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and the Cearense Research and Culture Foundation ( FCPC) for this technology.

This system comes with the aim of improving the video surveillance system at the Port of Pecém, which has more than 370 cameras.

According to CIPP SA, the central idea is to use artificial intelligence (AI) for automatic detection of dirt in CCTV cameras, caused by factors such as sea air, sea mist, particulates, enhanced by the action of the wind.

The technology had its first phase completed after more than six months of work by the UFC’s Computer Systems Engineering Laboratory (LESC), in collaboration with other Pecém representatives. 

The project, conceived by the maintenance sector of Complexo do Pecém, is moving into its second stage, which aims to improve the system and information base so that it can become an internal product of the port, reported CIPP SA.

According to Marco Ximenes, Maintenance Manager at Complexo do Pecém, the main objective of the project is to optimise the video surveillance system and increase the security of the Port of Pecém, allowing for greater efficiency in cleaning work and a reduction in maintenance service time.

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“In recent years, we have invested not only in improving image quality, but also in data generation,” said Ximenes. 

“We went from having 187 cameras in January 2018 to more than 370 in the same period of 2023.

“This agreement, with the UFC, is another important step we are taking to make video surveillance in Pecém even more modern and effective.”

These results are released more than a year after APMT Pecém terminal announced it will receive four large pieces of equipment in the coming months, including three RTGs, cranes for container operation in the yard, and an STS crane, for ship operation.

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