Quality, efficiency, adaptability and future-proofed features are some of the characteristics of Peplink that are in complete harmony with Trium’s philosophy.”
Paolo Bonato, Trium SRL
The Trouble With Valuables-In-Transit
When you’re ferrying items of extremely high value as Ferrari Group does on a daily basis, you want to keep a close eye on things. You need to continuously monitor vehicles and their surroundings and track their routes in real time. It’s a complex undertaking, and it requires a carefully considered and professionally built mobile surveillance system.
This is the exact position Ferrari Group found itself in. But it wasn’t just one vehicle that they needed to monitor. Or even a dozen. What they needed was a way to protect the valuable contents of a hundred plus vehicles, multiplying the challenge involved considerably. It was a daunting situation that called for a best-in-class solution. The experts at Trium Security answered that call with a solution named Guardian Eagle.
Project Guardian Eagle Takes Shape
Being able to count on such a developed partner allows us to give substance to ideas and projects that until now would have been impossible to realize.”
Transporting precious cargo and other valuables is a tricky business, one that keeps the team at Ferrari Group always looking over their shoulders, assessing and countering an array of threats. To ensure safe passage of the items it transports, Ferrari Group needs to watch them like a hawk, in real time, and stay constantly connected to transport vehicles via cellular connections and GPS. The cargo and its personnel must be protected at all costs and must reach customers safely. Project Guardian Eagle from Trium Security promised to do all that and much more.
Peplink Devices, The Solution Backbone
Solid data connection and GPS in a single device were exactly what we needed to develop our ideas for mobile video surveillance.”
Ferrari Group, a leader in secure transport and logistics management, needed a way to securely and reliably track their fleet of over a hundred armored vehicles. Because these vehicles routinely carry high value items and precious cargo, they would ideally be fitted with surveillance cameras, cellular data, and GPS.
Such a solution is a tall order, especially considering the size of Ferrari Group’s operation, but Trium Security Consulting stepped up and delivered a valuables-in-transit solution that met these objectives and more.
● Constant communication with the entire fleet
● Form factor suitable for vehicles
● Cellular radio and GPS managed by a single device
● Unbreakable connectivity through bonded cellular WANs
● Maximized bandwidth handles streaming of high-resolution surveillance video and images
● Encrypted transmission of sensitive surveillance and location data
● Easy fleet tracking, with real-time location data and visual route monitoring built using Google Maps
● Dual power input design and low power consumption allows for hours of operation from the on-board UPS after vehicle power supply ceases
The requirements that Ferrari Group put forth are strict and not easily met. Peplink devices, however, suit them perfectly, making for a uniquely secure and flexible solution.
The security control room was fitted with a pair of Balance 580s configured for high availability. The fleet of armored vans was then equipped with either a Pepwave MAX HD2 or MAX BR1, depending on vehicle type and interior space. All devices are connected via SpeedFusion Unbreakable VPN and managed remotely via InControl 2.
Bonded 3G connections provide ample bandwidth for high definition media transfer. The Guardian Eagle solution captures 3 Megapixel (2,048 x 1,536 pixels) videos and still images. They are saved in local storage, ready to be transmitted and streamed when the vehicles become involved in a security incident.
The MAX BR1 and MAX HD2 were designed with vehicular deployments in mind. Their dual power input, terminal block connector and DC connector ensures highly available power supply for situations where uptime is critical. Guardian Eagle takes advantage of this and sources power from both the vehicle's battery as well as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The entire solution will keep working for hours following vehicular power loss.
Transport Security That’s More Than A Match For Modern Threats
With the Guardian Eagle solution in place, all vehicles can be constantly monitored by security control. The team can check vehicle position in real time. They can also monitor both interior and exterior conditions using high-definition video transmitted over an ultra-reliable connection backed by redundant cellular connections from multiple providers. And though security and control is advanced, power draw is minimized, allowing the vehicles to maintain contact with security control for hours after ignition shutdown, an important consideration in case of breakdowns and other mishaps.
Thanks to Peplink partner Trium Srl, Ferrari Group customers can rest assured that their precious cargo is being transported with the latest in mobile security and surveillance technology. In fact, Guardian Eagle has proven so capable that Trium is now rolling it out to the public transport sector in Italy, a move that stands to markedly improve security and safety across the country.
For the realization of the Guardian Eagle we decided to use Peplink for the reliability, quality and mobile nature of their devices. Broadband data connections, geolocation and InControl 2 ensure efficient management of the entire fleet of vehicles. The quality of the devices used together with the experience of our technicians, means that Trium overcame every obstacle."