The Shipping Assistance Division in Ostend: a high-performance video management platform

The Shipping Assistance Division in Ostend ensures the safe passage of all vessels on the maritime access routes to and from the Flemish seaports, providing the necessary vessel traffic services.

It also supports and coordinates all search and rescue activities at sea out of the Maritime Rescue and Coordination centre. To fully execute its mission, the division draws on a wide range of communication tools including radar, CCTV, signalling and lighting, radio communication systems, etc.

In collaboration with Engie Fabricom, since 2015

The Shipping Assistance Division currently has over 170 cameras across several locations such as the ports of Nieuwpoort, Ostend, Blankenberge, Zeebruges, Ghent and Terneuzen. And while the main division building is in Ostend, the operations building is located in Zelzate and is supported by infrastructure in several other locations.

Tein Technology ensures that the central management system, storage and the network remain in top condition at any given time. This maintenance and support contract, in collaboration with Engie Fabricom who handle the maintenance and support of all the physical installations, was signed in 2015 and will run until August 2019.


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Tein Technology delivers hardware for video surveillance in Balen

Optimizing the video monitoring and security of key sites

Tein Technology recently completed a project in Balen, a beautiful municipality in the Kempen region. When the intermunicipal company IOK put out a call for tenders to expand the town’s video surveillance system, Tein Technology threw its hat in the ring and won the contract.

Fixed cameras on site

As part of the contract, we installed 33 new cameras on four key sites in the municipality: a sports centre, a playground, the local leisure centre and the city hall.

The purpose of this assignment was to optimize the monitoring and security of the different sites. The local police department wanted to gain a better understanding of activity on the ground but had no cameras on site at the time. Tein Technology delivered and installed the camera hardware and connected it onto the central system.

State-of-the-art mobile camera

In addition to the fixed cameras on site, our teams delivered a mobile camera suitable for monitoring events and public activities. This mobile camera system is fitted with a telescopic pole with integrated lighting and cameras, and can communicate directly with the central command through a secure 4G connection.


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Tein Technology gives complete video surveillance system a makeover

Full upgrade for the Lier police department


Tein Technology has been a trusted partner of the Lier police department for years. When the previous tender ended, the city put out a new call for tenders. Once again, Tein Technology won the contract, allowing us to pursue this fruitful partnership for years to come.

Upgrading all hardware and software

The new project was right up our alley, since it involved fully upgrading the city’s old video surveillance system and replacing it with a new one. All the old systems were upgraded and migrated to the new system: we renewed all the hardware and software components – including all servers and workstations, screens, recorders, the firewall and the network equipment.

The police department also asked for the installation of camera surveillance in 23 new locations across the city – an extensive exercise, which we were happy to carry out.

High-end system with immediate effect

Here’s what we delivered: Tein Technology installed three interior cameras in the police headquarters and placed 19 others across the public domain – in the street, but also in a leisure.


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Knokke-Heist beach pavilion & Tein Technology

When mesmerizing architecture meets state-of-the-art camera surveillance


The recently opened Knokke-Heist beach pavilion is truly one-of-a-kind. This striking piece of architecture, home to the municipality’s lifeguard team, is a genuine landmark on the Belgian coast.

The eye-catching colourful structure, located right on the beach with beautiful views of the city’s coastline, needed to be integrated into the local police force’s camera surveillance network to prevent potential vandalism and monitor its surroundings for security reasons.

Intelligent camera surveillance

As Tein Technology is the Knokke police department’s go-to partner for camera surveillance solutions, we were asked to develop and install the necessary camera systems and link them to the control room. Here, all footage can be viewed and recorded for policing purposes.

For privacy and legal reasons, the footage cannot be accessed on location but solely in the central control room by authorized police personnel.

Focus on monitoring the surroundings

To ensure full coverage of the inside and surrounding area of the beach pavilion, Tein Technology advised the installation of:


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