Syntigo introduces PortEyes at the Port of Zeebrugge (28 June 2011)
On Wednesday 1 June 2011, the Events Hall of the MBZ (Marine Services Company Bruges) received a visit from Syntigo and its commercial partner Fabricom. In cooperation with the APZI (Association Port of Zeebrugge Interests), they came to present the PortEyes security concept to the port concessionaires of the Zeebrugge port community.
Koen Kerckaert, chairman of the Board of Directors of PortEyes,
provided the introduction to the seminar.
After that, security business developer Rudy Verbraeken offered a general explanation concerning the role of Syntigo in PortEyes. Wouter Buelens from Fabricom (GDF SUEZ) explained further how the technical evolution in security will encourage the use of external alarm centres.
Rudy Verbraeken concluded with a detailed description of PortEyes.
A different approach to security
PortEyes is a security company established by Syntigo together with GDF SUEZ in a 50/50 partnership. The company offers ‘remote’ security services that are aimed primarily at port areas and large industrial sites.
The company has built a control room according to a principle that has been taken up by the SNCB Group (there the control room manages the implementation of the security installations via the transmission network).
PortEyes hopes to capture a share of the security market. Their solution combines technology with the high-performance Syntigo transmission network, allowing for much more cost-efficient monitoring of industrial sites.
Reactions from the participants
The turnout testifies to the success of the seminar. Many security managers from the Zeebrugge port community, the security guard sector and the port authorities were in attendance. We noted the following reactions:
- A unique concept that will demonstrate its effectiveness in cooperation with security companies.
- Security in a neutral framework qua remote monitoring, finally
no longer bound to 1 security organisation.