Industrial video monitoring for improved security and regulatory compliance at an industry leading paper mill
RockTenn (formerly Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation) is a leading manufacturer of paperboard and paper-based packaging. The company's major products include containerboard and corrugated containers. RockTenn also produces kraft paper, bleached paperboard and market pulp, and is a global leader in the collection of recycled paper, a key raw material for its products. RockTenn serves its thousands of customers through an extensive, integrated network of 12 mills, 104 packaging facilities and 30 recycling plants. This case study focuses on RockTenn’s Stevenson, AL, paper mill, which covers an area of almost one square mile.
Because of the Stevenson mill's proximity to the Tennessee River, RockTenn was required by the USCG to comply with the Maritime Security 33CFR (MARSEC) regulations. As part of the Stevenson Facility Security Plan, the USCG initially called for every RockTenn employee, contractor, and log truck driver to have a TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential), a costly proposition.
- RockTenn needed a video security system but wanted to add other applications not required by the government, such as video process monitoring, condition monitoring, and wireless network management.
- RockTenn needed approval from the USCG for the locations of the cameras.
- Avoid fines and possible security risks.
- Implement the entire system in the most cost-effective manner.
The approved plan identified restricted areas within the secured facility that would be monitored round-the-clock to identify any breach of security. Only those employees entering restricted and secure areas are required to maintain a TWIC access card. The system provides video coverage of all vulnerable areas of the mill and key operational locations, such as loading docks, scale houses and wood yards. To meet the project goals and the compliance regulations, SSCC Stevenson teamed up with Apprion. The Apprion Wireless Video Solution included:
- 22 wired and wireless PTZ Apprion Cameras
- Integration with other applications and camera controls
- Apprion ION Video Server with a scalable Network Video Recorder for data storage and video stream analysis including: motion detection, camera tamper detection, object detection and face recognition
- Intelligent video search to search on key visual attributes captured in the video itself
- Apprion IONosphere for secure distribution of video to authenticated sources with real-time analytics
- Round-the-clock managed services of the ION Video System by Apprion application and wireless experts
To date, the RockTenn Stevenson mill has twenty-two cameras in place monitoring activities around the clock. Apprion’s ION Video Application has enabled the facility to already realize the following results:
The new automated Mobility Solution has already provided:
- Cost savings by meeting compliance regulations without the high costs of universal TWIC card distribution to all employees
- Cost savings of 25 percent by not having to lay cable lines
- Increased security levels with real-time surveillance and remote monitoring
- A site-wide wireless umbrella that enables the easy addition of future applications
- Reduced hazards and costs of manual inspections
- Better, faster decision-making and incident response
- Time savings as managers are able to focus on other activities
- Apprion's 24/7/365 ION Services provide all the network support needed for Stevenson Mill to operate around the clock – securely
- Wireless umbrella enables easy, cost-effective addition of new applications such as communications, condition monitoring, process monitoring and operator mobility
Read More about the successful video security solution at RockTenn:
Case Study: RockTenn Wireless Video for Improved Security
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Secures Mill And Addresses MARSEC Requirements
With Largest Industrial Wireless Video Monitoring System To Date
Apprion Press Release – 8.04.2010