Kongsberg Maritime Camera Division has seen an increase in surveillance requirements on all types of vessels, from shuttle tankers to trawlers.

With a proven record in delivering high-quality camera systems to the naval market, the past 18 months have become a breakthrough period for the Aberdeen-based Kongsberg Maritime Camera Division in the commercial vessel CCTV market, with multiple orders and successful contract deliveries for customers operating in diverse commercial maritime verticals.

The need to optimise on-board asset and personnel safety and security is driving the growth in CCTV on-board commercial vessels. Kongsberg Maritime has supplied Digital IP CCTV Systems for assorted customers, with recent contracts and installations for ferries, chemical / shuttle tankers, livestock carriers, offshore support vessels, trawlers and naval support vessels across European and Asia-Pacific markets.

Deliveries range from 20 to more than 90 camera systems with Kongsberg providing the complete solution, including video management software (VMS), rack, server, workstations, network switches, in addition to its unique Digital IP CCTV cameras.

Kongsberg cameras are designed to provide flexible, high-definition performance, ONVIF compatibility, multiple integration options and ease of installation. Considerable costs savings for new-build ships have been achieved, especially for customers choosing Kongsberg power over ethernet (PoE) camera solutions.

The Kongsberg VMS solution, chosen by all commercial vessel customers offers unprecedented control for a surveillance system, providing the end-user with the situational awareness required to provide an immediate response. The system offers the flexibility to optimise the CCTV network post-deployment, while taking advantage of the latest technologies and improving the potential for collaboration between operators, which can support the integrity of safety and security processes on board.

With Kongsberg on-board networks, full and intuitive control of all cameras, including pan, tilt and zoom is made available at operator stations via marine grade monitors. The server provided enables flexible data storage and an archiving solution that combines superior image performance, scalability and long-term video storage to meet customer requirements.

“We have invested in unique IP-based technology cameras that, combined with our proven reliability, has produced a very competitive, professional, commercial marine product range,” said Paul Scott, Sales Manager – M&N Projects, Kongsberg Maritime Ltd – Camera Division.

Scott added: “Our advanced technology is supported by an experienced project management team and Kongsberg Maritime’s global network of offices in key maritime locations, ensuring smooth delivery, installation and on-going support for customers in the commercial segment.”