6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET News Video: U.S. weaves port surveillance web

About Video Transcript

CNET News Video: U.S. weaves port surveillance web

2:17 /

Eighty-two surveillance cameras will be watching the perimeter of one of the busiest shipping ports in Northern California. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi toured the Richmond facility and reports on the new wireless mesh security system.

[ background music ] >> I'm Kara Suboy, cnetnews.com. I'm here at the Port of Richmond, one of the largest shipping ports in all of northern California, where they've just installed a brand new, state of the art wireless mesh security system. >> This is basically little clusters of cameras that go around approximately fifteen miles of perimeter. >> Eighty two cameras to be exact, all keeping a watchful eye from as far as a mile away on possible intruders, people loitering, or mysterious objects left behind. >> And this is our guy that's just violated this alarm. >> Like in this simulation, basically anything that can trigger the virtual trip wires and set off an alarm. >> So you're looking at a license plate, you're looking at that back hall. But you can, these cameras you can zoom in and zoom out on screen basically at will. >> What we have is an integration between the analytic software to the graphic interface software. And what this has done is it just gives him that single screen that he looks at for alarm events, no matter what kind of alarm events they are. >> At a recent media tour, Jeff Gutierrez with ADT explains that data moves from the cameras to thirty one wireless radios through a one gigabit back hall feed, the server is in the Port security office. >> You got two little racks that basically you've got seventy three terabytes of data storage, you've got the analytic sitting right next to it. >> Ultimately law enforcement dispatch centers will be able to pick up the feed directly. >> When you talk about a trip wire, you draw where you want that thing basically to be. >> At this point the system, costing 2.3 million dollars in Homeland Security grant money is set up for perimeter detection only. One day ADT says it could some day expand to cover incoming cargo ships, provide sound, or even link in and access components. >> When they're ready to have these applications added, you know, we'll be able to go with the network, the communications that we've established here, expanded. >> ADT says this is the first security system of its kind, but will now be used as a model for future Port security systems across the world. I'm Kara Suboy, cnetnews.com ^M00:02:11 [ music ]

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 103: Man's bionic arms make history, NASA proposes cloud cities on Venus and more
27:02 December 18, 2014
On today's show, we tell you how one man is making history with dual bionic arms, why a team at NASA thinks we should look into sending...
Play video
Need a new size? Just tap the mirror
1:35 December 18, 2014
In a place where fashion comes first, tech is coming in at a close second. In major department stores and small boutiques, the dressing...
Play video
Say hello to ZTE's mid-tier Grand X for Cricket Wireless
1:16 December 18, 2014
Featuring a 5-inch display, a dual-core processor, and a 5-megapixel camera, the affordable ZTE Grand X is available prepaid from...
Play video
The best Apple accessory products in 2014
5:07 December 18, 2014
Brian Tong picks his top 5 favorite products from 2014 that he uses with his iPhone and iPad, and you have a chance to win them al...
Play video
Is Ring better than Doorbot?
2:10 December 18, 2014
Ring suffers from some of the same old Doorbot drawbacks, but does show signs of improvement.
Play video
2014: The Year of the Hack
2:59 December 18, 2014
We ended this year the same way we rang it in - reeling from cyberattacks. Meanwhile, tech experts forecast doom for the future of...
Play video
Sony SmartWatch 3 has built-in GPS but its poor display doesn't impress
2:06 December 18, 2014
Sony's first Android Wear-based smartwatch has GPS built-in so you don't need to take your phone out running to track your progress....
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best Classic
2:00 December 18, 2014
XCAR look back over 2014 to figure out what the best classic car they drove this year was.
Play video