“The ISS will complement the visible and undercover patrols by all security agencies in the port,” Kenya Ports Authority’s head of security, Mohamed Morowa told reporters in an earlier interview.
The project that was started two years ago is being implemented by Magal Security Systems of Israel.
It will see the port fitted with closed circuit television with long range day and night surveillance cameras, static pan tilt zoo cameras among other security elements – all aimed to safeguarding the port from piracy and terrorism.
The hi-tech security system will also enhance sea surveillance while improving screening of containers to check against drugs, counterfeit products and other illicit goods.
Mombasa port security system project entails, among other things, the installation of an Access Control System (ACS) that will recognise number plates of vehicles entering the port, banning access to all other unauthorized vehicles.