Skip to content

How Seagull helps to combat crime

A simple, intuitive product that runs in your browser



Nothing escapes SEAGULL

SEAGULL automatically recognizes and registers all traffic in its view. For each detection, information is stored for further investigation of suspicious activity. Data such as ship type, length, speed, and time of registration can be used to generate alerts.

SEAGULL surveillance screenshot ship detection
SEAGULL surveillance screenshot incident reporting
SEAGULL surveillance screenshot dashboard metrics data analysis

SEAGULL features


SEAGULL can visually identify 20 different vessel types, split into eight categories, ranging from sailing yachts and rowing boats to tankers and ferries. Once a vessel is recognized, it is registered in the logbook along with the following information:

  • The ship type
  • Time and date of registration
  • The direction of the ship (entered or exited)
  • Speed of passage
  • An image of the ship

Next, there is room for the operator to leave a note regarding an event involving the ship or any other relevant information.


The dashboard offers a complete overview of the activity in the camera view. It is made up of the following components:

  • Live stream - A real-time view of what is happening in the camera's field of view.
  • Logbook - An overview of all traffic in the last 72 hours. This overview can be downloaded as a report.
  • Count graph - A graph that provides a total count of all traffic per vessel type over a selected period.
  • Trends graph - A graph that provides insight into the traffic trends for each vessel category over a selected period.

SEAGULL offers the possibility of generating alerts to grab the operator's attention for situations requiring human interpretation. These alerts can be customized with settings that match the area to be monitored, such as the speed and time of passage.


SEAGULL allows users to download the content of the logbook. Next, monthly reports of vessel traffic trends throughout the monitored area will be emailed.


SEAGULL aims to comply with GDPR by ensuring all data is stored anonymously. In each stored image, any visible people will be anonymized by blurring their heads.

How SEAGULL complements existing technologies

Monitoring vessel traffic is a critical feature of maritime surveillance, as it helps ensure the safety and efficiency of maritime operations. Vessel traffic is often observed with the help of radar systems and AIS transponders, but a group of vessels isn’t picked up with these monitoring methods. This group consists of pleasure craft and boats that wish to remain unseen.

Radar systems

While radar systems are very reliable in detecting larger vessels, they often can’t see smaller objects like pleasure craft. Next, differentiation between vessel types isn’t possible with radar systems.


While AIS systems are excellent tools for exchanging navigational information, they are not a foolproof method for monitoring. First, pleasure crafts are often not required to carry an AIS transponder, making them invisible in the AIS surveillance system. Next to that, ships that do carry AIS transponders can decide to turn them off at any moment, for example, when they are about to engage in illegal activity.

Using SEAGULL to analyze camera footage can serve as an additional sensor input to complement radar and AIS sensors to improve maritime situational awareness.

How SEAGULL can add value to your existing systems

Surveillance systems

Surveillance systems are designed to monitor and record activity within the port, including vessel movements, cargo handling, and people traffic. These systems include CCTV cameras, vessel traffic management systems, and other monitoring technologies.

SEAGULL can complement these systems by extracting more detailed information from the CCTV cameras and filling the gap in data collection present with AIS and radar systems.

Seagull surveillance harbor master

Harbour Management Systems

Harbour Management Systems are used to plan berth occupation, handle financial administration, and report. In addition, they use AIS and communication with vessels to get registered vessels.

SEAGULL can remove work from the operator by automatically registering all incoming and outgoing traffic.

Get started with SEAGULL

24/7 uninterrupted monitoring
Use existing cameras
Automatic recognition of vessel types
Insightful dashboard
Velocity measurement
Anonymised data storage

No risk: You pay per camera per month without setup fees.

HubSpot Video
Seagull waterways surveillance