When French logistics company PKM Logistique was building a huge new site in Clairoix, France, they turned to reseller SAS Serenity for its security solution. SAS Serenity delivered a complex solution, using Hikvision products – in fact more than 120 of them, including 4K IP cameras, Fisheye 360 cameras, Access Control products and HikCentral VMS. One of the most challenging parts of this install, however, was reinforcing protection in the truck parks, where the vehicles often had high value goods aboard.
This is a logistics site that seeks to be at the forefront of security, with high profile customers that transport high value items. Customers from different sectors transport a wide range of goods, such as mobile telephony, laptops, perfumery, luxury leather goods, raw materials. PKM Logistique, and its owner, are known for use of innovative new technology to gain an edge. But it’s important for them to keep ahead of the criminals – since the goods they transport, and therefore store, are very expensive. This means, theft is a huge threat, and damages can quickly reach large sums. So they needed equally innovative and effective solutions for the site itself.
The company needed to have a high level of security in the truck parking to comply with ‘TAPA’ certification. The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is a forum that unites global manufacturers, logistics providers, and freight carriers, among others to reduce losses from international supply chains. TAPA’s Parking Security Requirements (PSR) is an industry standard governing the level of parking place security for logistics providers.
One of the challenges for this project was to present the values of innovative new products to them, gaining their trust in the latest generations of products in the industry.
The solution comprised a number of layers of security.
Firstly, the trucks can only enter if the plate-reading ANPR cameras validate the pre-recorded accesses. These cameras were picked for their technologically advanced nature, their ability to associate with the existing database, and their easy installation.
For an added layer of security, to supplement the fact that this area is in the middle of an already highly protected site, thermal cameras are placed around the entire periphery of the truck park. Thermal Bi-Spectrum cameras were chosen for their sophistication, dual video sensors, and extremely reliable intrusion detection mode.
The entire truck parking area is also monitored by 180° PanoVu cameras to provide a global view of the area. They provide impressive image quality day and night, despite their compact size. They too are easy to install and associate with the existing system.
The ‘human’ side of the equation is also covered, with drivers being verified through access control measures before returning to pick up the trucks.
These measures combined made the truck parking very secure and enabled PKM Logistique to achieve TAPA accreditation. This gives their customers a great deal of confidence in PKM to transport and protect their goods from the pick-up point to the delivery point.
Denis Avellaneda, President of SAS Serenity, says: “Hikvision’s products and monitoring tools were the only ones to answer our expectations and those of our customers. Hikvision helped us a lot by trusting us and by providing us with products not yet established on the French market. PKM Logistique was delighted - in fact, their truck park is now as secure as a prison!”
The site is destined to expand – in fact they will divert a river to enlarge the area and the connections with other means of transport. This expansion could lead to even more innovation, including robotic solutions.