REG-SENTRY Saves Time and Money at DTS International Freight Terminal
Released on: September 17, 2008, 1:36 am
Press Release Author: PHPR Ltd.
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: Security lighting and licence plate capture specialists Derwent had just developed REG-SENTRY, the company's first vehicle access control system based on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), a solution that would not only solve DTS' problems, but make an ideal final test bed for the product.
Ship Chartering Brokers, Customs Agents and Freight Forwarder; DTS's International Freight Terminal, is a world class 10.5-acre freight handling facility just outside Newcastle in the North East of England.
Operating from its base in the heart of the North, the DTS International Freight Terminal offers 100,000 square feet of customs approved warehousing with loading facilities in abundance. DTS' transport vehicles range from the very small to the very large, to cover every aspect of transport need.
As part of their logistics business, DTS have become members of Palletline, to ensure effective 'on time' distribution throughout the UK and Europe. Palletline was created to reduce the cost, and improve the efficiency, of overnight, part-load, palletised distribution nationwide, to the benefit of members and their customers.
At such a major freight facility, vehicles are constantly moving in and out. The sites remote entry system, operated by radio frequency key fob controls was proving to be problematic, with drivers losing, forgetting or being unable to reach their key fobs. This meant that the entrance surveillance cameras had to be monitored throughout the day. Lost key fobs are also expensive to replace.
A conversation between Peter Cairns, DTS Operations Principal, and his industrial estate neighbour, Tom Handysides, Derwent Systems' Business Development Manager, provided a way forward. Security lighting and licence plate capture specialists Derwent had just developed REG-SENTRY, the company's first vehicle access control system based on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), a solution that would not only solve DTS' problems, but make an ideal final test bed for the product. Looking to replace his radio frequency key fob system, Peter agreed to trial REG-SENTRY on his entry/exit barrier. The system allowed Peter to quickly and easily program in the licence plates of all staff and expected vehicles, any unexpected visitors were halted at the barrier.
The beauty of REG-SENTRY is that it is a flexible solution which can be easily installed as a stand-alone system, or integrated with existing access control equipment.
REG-SENTRY is easily configured, using a standard PC, to permit or bar the entry of any vehicles attempting to enter a secure site. Users upload licence plate data using the PC based commissioning Sentry-Viewer, to create their own user defined licence plate Black/White list. Derwent's REG camera captures the licence plates of vehicles approaching an access control point and sends that data to the REG-SENTRY control box, which processes the information, compares it to the list and sends a signal to the gate or access control barrier to automatically open or remain closed. Derwent's expertise in infrared illumination ensures that the system works under any ambient lighting conditions, day and night.
REG-SENTRY can be used to control any vehicle access barrier or gate including those guarding car parks, gated communities, factories, warehouses, offices, schools and colleges. ENDS
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Background Information Derwent Systems is a member of the Bosch Group. Derwent designs, develops and manufactures industry leading security lighting and licence plate capture solutions. Representing near 20 years of engineering excellence and field proven performance, Derwent products are selected by top security consultants for their innovative technology, uncompromising performance and ability to deliver outstanding imaging results in the most challenging of conditions Key Markets: * Defence: Army, Navy, RAF, NATO * High Security: Police HQ's, embassies, airports, critical infrastructures, Government buildings * Hostile Environments: problem housing estates, high crime areas * Extreme Environments: coastal surveillance, outdoor surveillance, corrosive environments * Marine Environments: ports, seafronts, harbours, * Architectural: National Heritage buildings, modern architecture, international landmarks, residential, commercial * Traditional CCTV: Town centres, car parks, traffic and highways monitoring, shopping centres, schools * Prestigious developments: museums, visitor centres, science parks, heritage town centres * Rapid Deployment: Police vehicles, building site security, perimeter security * ITS: traffic monitoring, congestion charging, traffic and highways monitoring, average speed enforcement - temporary and fixed installations, access control * System Upgrades for 24/7 operability and replacing traditional CCTV cameras
Derwent Systems Ltd Derwent House, Colbourne Crescent, Nelson Park Industrial Estate, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 1WB Company Registration Number: 3009842 Registered Address: 1 St James Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1YQ
Web Site: http://www.derwentcctv.com
Contact Details: Derwent Systems Ltd Derwent House, Colbourne Crescent, Nelson Park Industrial Estate, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 1WB Company Registration Number: 3009842 Registered Address: 1 St James Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1YQ