Enhancing Security at Ports & Terminals:

Comply to ISPS Regulations


The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is applicable to all vessels over 500 grt operating on international trades, as well as the ports that service them. By meeting the requirements for the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) certificate, you’re assured that your employees and goods are safe at all times. It is not without reason that many international companies require their partners to have the correct ISPS certificate.

An Automated Gate System (AutoGate) plays a significant role in improving the security level of Ports & Terminals, and meets requirements of the ISPS regulations. ISPS regulations focus on preventing cargo theft and ensuring the security of the supply chain. Here’s how an Automated Gate can contribute to meeting these regulations:

Access Control

With the CERTUS Automated Gate you control who enters and exits your facility. This ensures that only authorized vehicles (trucks/vans/cars), visitors and personnel are allowed entry. Access can be granted through various means such as:

  • Keycards
  • Biometric authentication
  • Pin code
  • QR codes
  • Facial recognition
  • License Plate Recognition
  • RFID

The CERTUS Autogate is a software solution which is supported by hardware (like a gate kiosk, traffic lights and speedgates amongst others) to manage traffic at the gate and ensure the highest security level. This reduces the risk of impostors attempting to access the facility.

Auditing and Reporting

The CERTUS Automated Gate keeps a detailed record of all vehicle entries and exits, along with corresponding timestamps. This audit trail can be valuable for investigations and compliance purposes, as it helps track who accessed the facility and when.

Remote Monitoring and Control

The CERTUS AutoGate system can be monitored and controlled remotely. This is particularly useful for security personnel who can oversee the gate operations and respond to any incidents from a centralized control tower.

The Automated gate also gives control over the exception handling process. Procedures for rejected trucks are implemented in our software. Any risk to unwanted visitors is minimized.

Integration with Logistics Software

The CERTUS AutoGate can be integrated with the Terminal Operating System (TOS). This integration enables seamless tracking of shipments, from entry to exit, ensuring that cargo remains within authorized areas and reducing the risk of theft or tampering.

Optimized gate process

Our consultants are happy to support you in optimizing your gate process and recording the different process flows for visitors, thus optimising your properties security. This means rejected or unauthorized visitors are handled in a way that doesn’t risk your companies’ security.

By implementing an Automated Gate System with robust security features, a terminal can significantly enhance its security measures to meet ISPS regulations. However, it’s important to note that while an automated gate is a crucial component, a holistic security strategy should include other measures like employee training, perimeter security, cybersecurity, and partnerships with local law enforcement agencies.

Want to learn more about how our AutoGate can contribute to meeting ISPS regulations? We are happy to tell you all about it.