For Mainfreight’s Transport Tracking, Watchu Security Chose Milestone

When it comes to the security of staff and products, New Zealand’s leading freight company, Mainfreight, takes no risks. Every day, freight is loaded, unloaded and transported to its destination from multiple locations around the country, and Mainfreight needs to ensure every item is accounted for. This is something they achieve with Milestone’s IP video management software (VMS).

Mainfreight’s provider, Watchu Security, is New Zealand’s total security solution partner, who choses Milestone software for their clients. Justin Fisher, Watchu Security director, says Mainfreight has been an early adopter of IP technology, and the quality of Milestone’s VMS means he can guarantee high-performance recording and top-quality video imaging.

“We have given Mainfreight a total security system for over a decade, and Milestone is our VMS of choice. Using Milestone VMS and Vivotek high definition IP cameras, Mainfreight is able to get a clear, functional view of all activity across their buildings in an easy-to-use format. This ensures protection of client freight and the Mainfreight team. That makes it effective and efficient for us to monitor, too.”

Mainfreight is one of New Zealand’s busiest logistics and transport operators. Today 32 sites are monitored, and the system is integrated with more than 400 access control doors installed and 1,100 IP security cameras in operation. The solution for Mainfreight incorporates central control with both the Milestone video management and Gallagher security systems, allowing them to view multiple sites around the country at any time with the same control as if they were there.

“It gives Mainfreight greater overview of their freight movements, it’s easy for them to self-monitor and manage, and we support them 24/7 with our in-house team of security experts,” says Justin. “They now have a nationwide network that gives them central management of their security across all sites in New Zealand from their head office in Auckland.”

Edward Creedy, Head of Property at Mainfreight, says Watchu Security’s understanding of Mainfreight’s operations ensures an effective security layout for each site. “Watchu Security can look at the plans we have and provide a recommendation and quote for the security requirements we need very quickly. We value their feedback and input into the security elements of each design, as it saves us a lot of time and discussion.”

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