Saudi Airport Goes from 2,100 Analog to 274 HD Cameras
King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), Saudi Arabia’s third largest airport, has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in 13 parking lots, its terminal lobbies, duty free shops, retail market, restaurants and coffee shops to capture, review and store indisputable evidence for quick and successful investigations and management.
“The system gives us the tools to effectively review and take appropriate action as quickly as possible to resolve conflicts and secure parking lots, terminal lobbies, duty free shops, restaurants, the retail market and coffee shops,” says Adel Safadi, manager of CCTV & Video Analytics Systems at Al Musbah Trading Group, which is responsible for the surveillance system at KAIA.
A total of 274 Avigilon HD cameras ranging from 1 MP to 16 MP provide coverage. All cameras are streamed and monitored in the airport’s state-of-the-art control room. Security personnel manage the system using the supplier’s Control Center Enterprise Network Video Management Software (NVMS) with HD Stream Management, which was built from the ground up to manage HD surveillance video.
The airport lowered installation and labor costs by reducing the number of cameras required from 2,100 analog-based cameras to 274 HD cameras. Leveraging JPEG 2000 compression technology and High Definition Stream Management technology, KAIA was also able to achieve high image quality with minimal network bandwidth requirements.
Canada Airport Authority Chooses G4S for Screening Services
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has selected G4S as the Security Screening Contractor for the delivery of Airport Screening Services in the Pacific Region, which includes Vancouver International Airport and 19 other airports.
The company will provide passenger, hold baggage and non-passenger screening. As Canada’s gateway to Asia, airports in the Pacific Region play a significant role in commerce and tourism. Screening services will commence on 1st November 2011.
Buffalo Airport Protects
Buffalo Niagara International Airport has selected the SightLogix video intrusion detection system for its perimeter security. The system was installed by U&S Services.
The design comprises Thermal SightSensor detection cameras for detecting and tracking intrusions over large areas and SightTrackers which automatically steer Pelco PTZ cameras to follow targets, providing complete situational awareness over the airport’s perimeter.
The system’s longer-range capabilities enabled the integrator to exceed the automated detection area originally specified in the design, thus reducing the number of poles, trenching and communication requirements.
“We evaluated several alternatives for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport perimeter security project and found [this technology] to be the best option for this challenging outdoor environment,” says Russ Stuber, President of U&S Services. “The system can operate with a high degree of accuracy in the snow, rain, fog and bitter temperatures of the Buffalo winter, while covering large distances to reduce the project’s cost.”
Detroit, Denver Award Contracts
HSS Inc. Aviation and Government Services has been awarded a contract by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport to provide a variety of security services, including securing airport perimeters, monitoring deliveries, controlling access to parking lots and security areas, and checking airport employee and vendor credentials.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport is Delta Airlines’ second largest hub and its primary Asian Gateway.
The company has also been retained as the security provider to Denver International Airport.