Abu Dhabi: Khalifa Port Installs Perimeter Protection

13.06.2022 - Radars increased the total protection of the perimeter as well as the area of continual monitoring

Khalifa Port installs Navtech’s AdvanceGuard to increase their perimeter security protection on land and over water, retaining its credibility as a safe and secure cargo handling facility.

The Challenge: Protecting the Perimeter on Land and Sea

Khalifa Port is a state-of-the-art, deep water cargo handling facility, which has established itself as a world-leading facility and as such has built a solid reputation. To maintain this status, it was recognised that tighter security measures surrounding Khalifa Port, both on land and sea needed to be implemented. Due to the complex geographical location, Khalifa Port required a security solution that would provide perimeter detection both over water and on land.
This solution needed to accurately and quickly detect approaching vessels, boats, vehicles and intruders and that could effectively operate in all weather and light conditions 24/7, providing 360° perimeter protection. It quickly became evident that Khalifa Port was not only looking for a suitable technology that could effectively operate across both land and sea, but they also required a solution that they could have complete confidence in.

The Solution: Radar-based ­Perimeter Detection with PTZ Camera Integration

The project was awarded to the system integrator partner Green TSI who specialise in installing security projects. Navtech Radar was specified due to the solutions’ ability to meet the complex geographical landscape requirements, set by the exceptional parameters of the port. The first phase was considered as a proof of concept (POC) to ensure that the solution would meet Khalifa’s requirements.

Wide Area Coverage

Navtech offered to design a site diagram and a full site survey to ensure maximum optimisation. Following a successful POC trial, the solution was then rolled out to the second phase. This consisted of a further eight radars, which increased the total protection of the perimeter to approximately 3700m and a total combined area of 500 m² of continual monitoring. The HDR251 radar was selected due to its 500 metre detection in all directions and range resolution of 0.175m, providing the accurate and reliable performance that Khalifa required.

Reliable Detection and Tracking

AdvanceGuard intelligent rules-based software continuously monitors inside and outside the port’s perimeter. It automatically generates an alert when there is a breach in rules. Unlimited targets are displayed on a user-friendly interface, pinpointing their exact location. Its reliable detection is unaffected by adverse weather or light conditions.

Camera Integration

AdvanceGuard was integrated with the existing Pelco PTZ cameras, automatically directing the cameras when movement is detected. The entire system provides the port with wide-area detection solution that not only detects both inside and outside of the perimeter, but also provides full coverage across land and water.


In situations where you cannot afford security breaches, you can rely on AdvanceGuard. An Intelligent Behaviour Analysis solution accurately detects and tracks unlimited targets in all weather and light conditions.
Experiencing the best-in-class performance for themselves, the Khalifa Port team quickly evolved the project from a POC, to covering the site's most complex areas. The reliability and accuracy, coupled with full coverage across land and water, means the safety of the port's assets is uncompromised.
Khalifa Port has recognised that AdvanceGuard meets its needs today and in the future. As the port expands, the solution is easily adaptable and configurable to provide reliable wide-area surveillance inside and outside the perimeter.


“Green TSI recommended AdvanceGuard, due to it being recognised as highly reliable solution, that would perform exceptionally well, in a challenging environment. This solution not only increased their perimeter security protection on land and water but to also ensure that they retained their credibility as a safe and secure cargo handling facility,” says Junaid Iqbal Mizra, Contract Manager Green TSI.


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