UK airport deploys IndigoVision surveillance system

East Midlands Airport installs more than 200 high-definition cameras from company


Located in the heart of the UK, East Midlands Airport recently deployed network video recorders and more than 200 high-definition cameras from IndigoVision.

The airport is an important hub for passenger travel in the country, connection more than four million passengers annually to over 90 destinations. It is also the UK's primary freight airport and is home to carriers such as DHL, TNT and UPS.

In addition to installing 195 static and 18 PTZ cameras from IndigoVision, P&G Electrical, a local systems integrator that worked with the company on the project, also reused some of the airports existing surveillance infrastructure. As a result, there are a combination of analog and IP cameras that work in conjunction with IndigoVision NVRs at the site.

All cameras across the airport now use IndigoVision's Activity Controlled Framerate (ACF) technology, which controls the framerate of the video stream based on the amount of motion in the scene. This significantly reduces the bandwidth and NVR storage requirement for cameras monitoring generally static scenes.

The airport also established three control center stations to allow for multiple-location monitoring from the car park, security operations and apron control centers.

"The IndigoVision solution has allowed new technology to enhance our security monitoring and analysis of footage at East Midlands Airport," said John Doherty, security general manager for East Midlands Airport. "As a large organization with multiple sites that need to be monitored, the IP video surveillance system has provided us with an easy to use solution that suits all of our requirements."