Coastal and port security is important for us all. Identifying the threat is the biggest element of any security system and AIS provides an ideal solution to identify vessels and quickly establish any potential threats.
Homeland security is a major issue and AIS enables authorities such as border patrol and coast guard to easily identify registered vessels from others providing them with instant accurate information regarding the boats name, registration number, course, and destination.
This offers benefits to those who are going about their normal business as they are left alone, rather than constantly subjected to checks. At the same time limited security resources can be focused where they are needed, thereby improving both their effectiveness and efficiency.