Thermal imaging cameras at Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG
12 eyes see in the dark
Fig.: Video surveillance with thermal imaging technology – A blue line means linecrossing (left image). This is configured during camera installation and set for detection. If the line is crossed, the alarm will be triggered = all lines are red (right image).
Detected objects are framed in green. The green line that emanates from an object is the path of movement of the object.
Bordesholm, April 4, 2019
As a provider of intelligent video management systems for logistics, DIVIS has been supporting Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG in Neumünster since 2003. Over the years, digital solutions for general cargo handling, video surveillance and image-based goods tracking in warehouse logistics and personal access control have been developed in close cooperation. In view of the very successful and fruitful cooperation so far, it was no question for the transport company to test the latest development of our IT specialists from Bordesholm: video surveillance with thermal imaging cameras.
Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG was one of the first logistics service providers to rely on video surveillance to secure their premises and goods traffic as well as video software solutions for tracking goods. As a provider of intelligent video management systems for logistics, DIVIS has been supporting the family business since 2003. The versatility of the DIVIS solutions was quickly recognized at Voigt. Over the years, digital solutions for general cargo handling, video surveillance and image-based goods tracking in warehouse logistics and personal access control have been developed together.
Today the internationally operating forwarding company secures its headquarters in Neumünster, including a 10,000-square-meter transshipment hall and its own fleet of vehicles with the help of video cameras mounted indoors and outdoors on loading gates, house walls and masts. The DIVIS CargoVIS software ensures clear and user-friendly handling of the system.
"Since we started using
the cameras, there have been
no attempted burglaries."
Managing Director of Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG
In view of the very successful and fruitful cooperation so far, it was no question for the transport company to test the latest development of our IT specialists from Bordesholm.
The software module Motion Alarm+ has recently been expanded to include outdoor video surveillance for thermal imaging technology. We have just presented the result to the public at LogiMAT 2019.
The combination of CCTV with thermal imagers allows for a more complete flow of information, providing more security and enhanced anti-theft protection even in the dark and in poor visibility conditions. The technology is particularly well suited to keeping track of all areas, even on large facilities such as the grounds of Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG.
The topic of security convinced Voigt immediately to test the new solution
Above all, it was important for the freight forwarding company that the outside area could be well secured at night and also during the day beyond the operating hours. Unfortunately, the company had to deal with problems such as vandalism and theft in the past. Unauthorized persons gained access to the property and destroyed truck tarpaulins and work materials.
"We chose thermal imaging because we think it is the best way to protect our property against burglary. Although our vehicles are no longer pre-loaded with goods, unfortunately burglars break in anyway, and mostly out of frustration, if they don’t find anything valuable to steal, they slit the tarps of our semi-trailers. As a result, even in the case of failed theft attempts, relevant damage has been done to our material," explains Jörg Gutschlag, Managing Director of Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG.
At the end of July 2018, DIVIS installed a total of 12 thermal imaging cameras in the outside area of the Voigt premises. After just over half a year of testing, the company is drawing their first conclusions of the experiment: Voigt is thrilled with the new surveillance system using thermal imaging cameras. It not only improves the overview, the deterrent factor is also effectively working.
"The porter, who oversees the grounds of our sites at night, receives a targeted and very meaningful warning. That's why we specifically opted for the thermal imaging cameras.
Since we started using the cameras, there have been no attempted burglaries. The cameras make great pictures in which a person is clearly distinguishable from a rabbit. Misunderstandings are excluded," summarizes Jörg Gutschlag.
With the new thermal imaging cameras, Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG was able to successfully satisfy their desire for more safety and deterrence of thieves. The company will therefore continue to count on the reliable DIVIS system with thermal imaging technology.
BACKGROUND: Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG
Herbert Voigt GmbH & Co. KG is an international logistics service provider with extensive activities in the business sectors of national and international forwarding and warehouse solutions. Founded in 1933, the family-owned company currently employs around 400 people and is being owner-managed by the third generation.
The forwarding division covers freight traffic as well as general cargo shipments. The headquarters in Neumünster include a 10,000-square-meter transshipment hall and its own fleet of vehicles. Connected to leading transportation networks, Voigt operates worldwide by land, sea or air. As a shareholder of DHL-Freight, DHL-Voigt International and Elvis, Voigt offers connections to leading international freight forwarding networks.
In warehouse solutions, the range of services extends from warehousing and dispatch processing to diverse value-added services. These include, among other things, quality control in the incoming goods, packaging, labeling and repacking of goods, returns processing, the taking of samples or display construction. In Neumünster and Parchim Voigt manages its own warehouses with a total area of 142,000 square meters.