Khalifa Port is a state-of-the-art, deep-water cargo handling facility, which has established itself as a world-leading facility and as such has built a solid reputation.

To maintain this status, the port needed tighter surrounding security measures. Due to the complex geographical location, Khalifa Port required a security solution that would provide perimeter detection both over water and on land.

This solution need to accurately and quickly detect approaching vessels, boats, vehicles and intruders and that could effectively operate in all weather and light conditions 24/7, providing 360° perimeter protection.

It quickly became evident that Khalifa Port needed suitable technology that could effectively operate across both land and sea, and a solution that they could have complete confidence in.

The project was awarded to Green TSI, which specializes in installing security projects. Navtech Radar was specified due to its solutions’ ability to meet the complex geographical landscape requirements, set by the exceptional parameters of the port.

The first phase was considered as a proof of concept (POC) to ensure that the solution would meet Khalifa’s requirements. Five radars were installed, which protected an 800m perimeter.

Navtech offered to design a site diagram and a full site survey to ensure maximum optimization. Following a successful POC trial, the solution was then rolled out to the second phase. This consisted of a further eight radars, which increased the total protection of the perimeter to approximately 3700m and a total combined area of 500m² of continual monitoring.

The HDR251 radar was selected due to its 500-meter detection in all directions and range resolution of 0.175m, providing the accurate and reliable performance that Khalifa required.

AdvanceGuard intelligent rules-based software continuously monitors inside and outside the port’s perimeter. It automatically generates an alert when there is a breach in rules. Unlimited targets are displayed on a user-friendly interface, pinpointing their exact location. Its reliable detection is unaffected by adverse weather or light conditions.

AdvanceGuard was integrated with the existing Pelco PTZ cameras, automatically directing the cameras when movement is detected. The entire system provides the port with wide-area detection solution that not only detects both inside and outside of the perimeter, but also provides full coverage across land and water.