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Combating piracy and theft in Brazilian ports

Brazilian ports have been a constant target of criminal actions, including pirate invasions and cargo theft, along with the insertion of drugs in ship hulls and containers. These practices have serious consequences for the country's economy and port operations security. To face this challenge, adopting innovative and efficient security measures is essential.

One of the solutions that has shown promise in combating piracy and theft in ports is the use of automated drones. Companies like Ôguen have made advanced automated drone solutions, such as the Israeli Easy Aerial solution, available to the market.

Automated drones are equipped with cutting-edge technology, allowing for scheduled patrols and real-time aerial monitoring. With the ability to access hard-to-reach areas, such as spaces between containers and wet areas, drones offer a comprehensive and detailed view of critical security points in ports.

Furthermore, the implementation of thermal cameras on drones enables image capture even in complete darkness. This functionality is particularly valuable as a significant portion of criminal activities occur during the night. By detecting suspicious or abnormal activities, drones send immediate alerts to operators, allowing for a quick and effective response to contain the situation.

The use of automated drones in port security operations offers several advantages over traditional methods. The agility and mobility of drones allow for broader and more efficient coverage of the port perimeter, reducing vulnerabilities and increasing monitoring capacity.

Moreover, the visible presence of automated drones in port operations can act as a deterrent, discouraging potential criminals from engaging in illegal actions. With increased surveillance and response capabilities, the likelihood of successful attacks significantly decreases.

Another relevant aspect is the potential integration of drones with artificial intelligence and data analysis systems. Over time, algorithms can learn to identify suspicious patterns and behaviors, making drones even more efficient in preventing and containing crimes in ports.

For the successful implementation of automated drones, collaboration between port authorities, maritime transport companies, and other stakeholders is crucial. Adequate training for operators and security teams must be conducted, and the information collected by drones should be integrated into a centralized monitoring system.

"The adoption of automated drones represents a modern and effective approach to combat piracy and theft in Brazilian ports. With this technology, we can reinforce the security of port operations, protect cargo integrity, and, above all, ensure the peace of mind of the entire port community. The cooperation between the public and private sectors is essential to make this strategy a reality and promote a safe and prosperous port environment for the country," said Kleber Reis, Commercial and Operations Director at Ôguen.

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