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Port Fourchon of Louisiana Upgrades its Surveillance Efforts

Published by Ellen on May 24, 2012 9:01 AM

The current video surveillance system in place at Louisiana’s Port Fourchon has been significantly improved through high-end video management software. The security system's video intelligence prompts the surveillance cameras to immediately trigger an alert and set off an external alarm if suspicious activity is detected. As a result, first responders will be able to decrease their response times and carry out the necessary steps at the exact moment when a potential security breach occurs.


Port Fourchon is a sea port stationed on the Gulf of Mexico, directly south of Lafourche Paris, Louisiana. It furnishes more than 90% of deepwater oil production generated by the Golf of Mexico. Because the port produces between 15% and 18% of the United States' entire oil supply, video surveillance is a top-priority. Notably, 1.5 barrels per day are sent out in pipelines through the port, with over 270 vessels crossing its channels on a daily basis. In addition, more than 250 companies employ the port as an operation base.

The port's video analytics efforts were supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. Raised awareness will be spread across multiple networks among collaborating agencies that will have access to the port's entire operating picture.

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