Seacon Logistics is a supply chain manager with a maritime orientation, providing logistical services in the network of its customers' supply chains. In close cooperation with key partners in the world's major ports, it handles every aspect of import, export, forwarding and warehousing of full containers, project and part loads, as well as air cargo. The containers are shipped using multimodal facilities (by inland waterways and rail but also by trailer when required) from the seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp to Seacon's own locations or direct to the customers. Seacon's inland container locations (Venlo NL, Born NL and Duisburg in Germany) all have direct rail, road and/or water links.
Pre-existing situation & UTC Fire & Security's role
Seacon Logistics has for many years trusted in UTC Fire & Security's intrusion detection solutions. As a result six of the company's locations had been equipped with the ATS Master integrated access control and intrusion detection platform. Every site was managed independently using the Titan security management software package. When the time came to evaluate their renewed security needs, Seacon Logistics took the decision to move to an even more integrated approach, covering all aspects of their technical security system. After consulting with UTC Fire & Security and its local installer, Energa-Elektra BV, Seacon Logistics chose the Alliance security management platform to be rolled out over their different sites.
UTC Fire & Security's solution
Today Seacon Logistics operates its different security applications using UTC Fire & Security's Alliance security management software platform. Six locations throughout the Netherlands and Germany are connected to the central Alliance server, which in total manages nearly 10 ATS Master panels, more than 80 badge readers, a substantial amount of intrusion detectors and a variety of video surveillance cameras from UTC Fire & Security's TruVision product range. Next to the central server there are currently two client licenses, which allow Seacon Logistics to operate the system from two different locations. Should the need arise, more client licenses can be put into place, which caters to Seacon Logistics's future needs. The major advantage of using the Alliance platform is that it enables security staff to operate a wide range of UTC Fire & Security security solutions using a single graphical user interface that is intuitive, practical and efficient.