On the 3rd of May, Estonian Security Association announced Estonia’s best security employees and solutions. The best Security Solution 2016 award went to Hansab for the second year in a row (and altogether for the 7th time). This time, for the automatic access control and traffic management system in ferry harbours worked out for TS Laevad OÜ.
Contemporary access control system based on number identification together with the traffic management automation solution was installed to Virtsu, Kuivastu, Rohuküla and Heltermaa harbours. Drivers who have previously purchased ticket and marked their vehicle registration number correctly on the ticket can pass the ticket control using automatic number identification. Vehicle number is detected on the move which significantly reduces the waiting time behind the barrier and thereby increases the capacity of the cashier lanes.
In addition to the number identification the height of the vehicles is measured using special laser measuring devices. The data obtained from the number identification and height measurement is automatically forwarded to the harbour management system, to check the validity of the ticket and the barrier will be opened.
In the port area, the drivers are informed by LED screens which share information related to the departures and guide road users on cashier lanes. Parallel to the number identification automatic ticket kiosks can be used which read the bar code from the ticket or mobile phone screen and allow to enter to code manually also.
The feedback from users has been very positive, people like the convenience and speed the new solution offers.
The software for the solution was developed by Nortal AS.