Airport Video Surveillance Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 30, 2015

This 20-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Airport Surveillance market.

A global group of 40 integrators and consultants with airport project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining airport video surveillance systems.

This is a continuation in our vertical specific survey series. Others include: 

Questions Answered

In this survey, we share insights on these aspects of airport surveillance systems:

(1) Most Common Camera Locations

(2) PTZ vs. Fixed Cameras Usage

(3) Most Common Camera Manufacturers

(4) Most Common VMSes Deployed

(5) Video Analytics Usage / Obstacle

(6) Hardwired vs Wireless Networking

(7) Storage Types Selected

(8) Common Camera Resolutions

(9) Most Common System Integrations

(10) Primary Surveillance Goals

(11) Primary System Users

(12) Sources of Purchase & Maintenance Funding

(13) System Specifications Writers and Issues

(14) Biggest Surveillance Improvement Needed

Inside we examine each question in depth and provide the key findings their answers revealed about how Airports buy and operate video.

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Key ********

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  1. ****** *********: ******* ***** ******** ** ***** *********, *** *** **** is ********* ******** ** **** **** ** ********. *******, *** priority **** **** ** ***** ***: *********, ********* **********, ******** Checkpoints, ********* *****, ******* ******, *** ****** ****/****** *****.
  2. ****** *****: ******** ********* **** ***** ******* (~**% ** *******), *** wide ****** **** ****** ********* ******* (**** ****** ** *********), use **** (~**%).
  3. *******: ******** ************** **** **** ***** ********, ****** *********** *** security ** ******* *******. *******, ******** ********* ** **** *** runways ** ***** ***** ***** ******* ***** ** **** *********** or ************* **********, **** ** ********* *******.
  4. ***********: ********** ****** ******* ** ********* ********** **** *****, *** the ******* ** ********* ********** *** ****** ** ******** ****** points **** ********** *****.
  5. *****: ******** ********* ****** ****** ************ ********* *** ******** ******* video ***** *** **** ******** ********* *************. *******, ** **** cases *** ****** ** ********* ** ****** *** ***** ** maximize *** ********* ******* ** ******** ************ *******.
  6. ******* / *****: ******-*** ******* ****** *** ******, *********** *** ** *** high ********** ** ******* ******** *** ***** *********** ** ******** majors.  *** *** ********* **********, ********** **** ************ ***** * few ****** ******, ****** *** ******* ********** ******* ******* ***********************.
  7. ****** **********: *******, ******** *** ******** ** ** / ************** *******, ***** **** citing *** '*********' ******* ***** *** *** ***********. *******, **** airports **** ***** ******* *** ******* *********, ******* **** ** continue **** ** ****** *******.
  8. *********: ***** ********* *** ******* *********** ** ***.  ******* ***** *********** is *** **** ****** ******** **** ***** ***** ***** **** occasionally ******* **** ***** *******.
  9. *******: **** ** ************* ********** ** ******* ********* *** *********, direct ******** ** **** ***** ******** ******* ** *********** **** enhancements ** ******* ******* ********* *** ****** ******** *** **** systems.
  10. **************: **** ******* ** ***********, ** ** *** **** ******** case, *** *** ****** ** ********* ********. *******, **** *** spec ** ******* ** * ******* *&* ****, *** ******* are ********* ****.
  11. *******: ** *******, ******* ***** **** *** *** ****, **** most ********* ******* **** ******** *********** ** ********* ******** ***********.  Smaller ******** ** ************ ******* *** ** ********* **** ********* budgets ** ********** ******* ***********.
  12. ************:  ******* ***** ********* **** **** *** *** ******* ********* improvement **** ***********, ******* ******** ***** ***** ******* *** **** understaffed **** ******* ********* **** ********* ***** *********** ******* **** a **** *********** ****.

Camera *********

********: **** *** *** **** ****** ********* ** ****** ******* *******? Why? **** *** **** **** ***?

*******: ******* ************ ** **********. ******* ******** ******* **** ************ coverage ***** *** ******* **** ** ******; *** ** *** money ** *********, ***** ****** **** ** **** ***** ** covered.  *** ***** *** *** *****-*******, ********** ** ******** ******* to ****:

"[***** ************ **] **** *** ******* ************, ****-*********, ******** ******** ******** ** *** field, ********* ********* ** ****** ******, ****** ********** ******** *** people, *********** ********* ** ***** *** ***** ***** ****** *** airport, ****** ************ ****** ** ********** ***** *** ****** ******** in ********** *****, ******* *** ****** ********* *******, ******** *** exit ** ******* **********."

*******, ******* ** ****** ****** ******* *** ******* ** * priority ** ******** ***** ***** ******.  *** ******* ******** ***** are ***** ** ****** ****** ******, **** ******** ******* *** parking *** *********.  *** ****** ******** ***** *** ***** ****** secure *********** *** ******* ****** ***** ** *** ******* ******* flight **** ********** *****.

*** ******** ***** ******* ******** ***** *** **** ****: 

****** ****** *** ********* ***** ******

  • "***** *** **** ***** ** *** ********* ** ******* ********* movements"
  • "********/**** ***** - *** **************, ********* ***** - *** ***********."
  • "******* *********: ** ******* *** ********* *** ****** *** ******* intrusion, ******, ********** ******** ** ********."
  • "*** ****** ******. *** *** ********* ** *** **** ****** ****** areas"
  • "*****/****/******** ***********. ****** ******** *** ********* ********. ******* *****."
  • "******** *** ****** *** ******; **** ******* (******) *** ***-******* (non-secure) *****."
  • "*** **** ********** ** *** ******** **** ********* ** **** fence ***** ** *********."

******** ***********

** ********, *** ***** ****** ** ******* ************ *** ** to ****** ********** ** ****** ********** **** ******* * ***** priority *** ****** ********:

  • "*********** **** *** ******* ************* ** ******* ** **** ****** queued ** ** ***** ** ******* ********* ********. ****** ********* materialize ****. **** ******* ** **** ***** **** *** ******, as ******** **** *** ***** ***** *** ** ****** ******* review."
  • "********* ***** ********** ******* ********** ** ******** ** *********** ** mandatory."
  • "*** *********** ** ***** *** ********** *** *********."
  • "*** ********** ***** ******* ** *** *** ***** ************ *****. Many ******* ** * ***** ****."
  • "****** *** ********* *****.  **** ****** ***** ** ** ********, from *** ****** ** ******."
  • "******* ********** ***** (** ********* **** ****** ***) *** *** security ***********."
  • "******** *********** ******* **** *** ***** ***** ** ***** ** terminals."

********* *****

*** **** **** ** ************ ********** **** ** *** ***** that ******* ********** ** ********* ** ******* ********. ************ ** passengers ******** ** ******* *********, *** ********** ******** ********* **** passed ******** ********* **** ***** ** *** ******* *****:

  • "************ ** *** ***** ** ********* ** *** ***."
  • "*** ******* *** ********* ******* *****, ** ******* ********* ** needed."
  • "******* ** **** *********** *****.  **** ***** ******* ****** ***** to ********** *****."
  • "**** ********* ******* ************** ******* ***** ** ******** ******** *** terminal ****** **** *** ****-**** ** *********."
  • "**** ***** - ******* ******** *** ** ** ******."
  • "******* ********* *** ** ****** ** *** *****/*****-**."
  • "******* ***** ** ********** ** *** ***** ***** ******* ***** they ****** ** *** *******."

******* ***** *** ******* *******

******* *** **** ** *** **** ***** ********** **** ** luggage ** ******* ***** *****. *** **** ******* *** ******** in ***** ***** *** ****** *****, ********** ****, ** ***********, and ********** ***** ** **** ****** ****** ** ******** *******:

  • "** *** ******** ******* ** *** ****** ** *** ******** and ******** ** *** ******** *** **********."
  • "******* ***** ** ******* ********** *** ********** *******."
  • "********** ******* **** *** ******* ******* ********."
  • "******* ***** ** ***** ********* ** *** **** ****** ****."
  • "****** *** ******** *** *** **** ** *** **** ** case ****** *** ** *** ***** ******."
  • "******* ***** ***** **** *** **** ** *** ******. ***: looking *** ************ ******, ********** ********, ********** ****"

**********/****** *****

*******, ********** *********** ***** *********** ******* *** ***** *** ******* airline ** ******* *********, ***** *********, *** **** ******** ** the ****** ****** ********** ** ******** *******. *******, **** ******** noted ***** ***** *** ******* **** ** ***** ******* ***** the '******' ***** *** ******* ***** ******** ** ****** *** to ****** ********:

  • "** *** ******** ******* ** *** ****** ** *** ******** and ******** ** *** ******** *** **********."
  • "***** ** ******* ******* ***** ** **** ** ******** ************** such ** **** *****."
  • "************, ******** *** ********* ******* ** ** **** **** *** taxi ** * ********."
  • "****** *** ******** *** ******* ********."
  • "******** ****** *** ** **** **** *** ******* **** ******** people/vehicles **** ** *** ******."
  • "*** **** ****** *** *** ******* *** *** ******."

PTZ **. ***** ******* **********

********: **** ********** ** ******* *** ***** ** ***? ***? **** drives ****?

*******: ********** ***************** **** *** **********, ******** *** **** **** **** ************. Most *** **** ***** **% ** *** ****, *** **** a *** ******** ******* **** **% *** ***.

***** **** ******** ******* **** *********, ******** ****** *** ***, and **** ******* ********* *** ***** ** **** ******** **** versus *** ******** ************ ***** *** *** ** ************ ** most ********: 

**** *** *** *****

*******, *** ***** **** ** *** **** *** ********* **** traffic ** ****-******** **** ***** ***** ******* ***** *** *** inflexible:

  • "**% ***, ** ****** ****** ***** **** *** **** *** following ******* ** ***********"
  • "***** ******* ***** ***** *** *****, ********** ***'* *** ******** more ******* ** *****/****** ********."
  • "**% ***** *** ********** ******* *** ** ********* *** ********* and ********."
  • "**** ** *** ******* **'** ******** *** ***** ******* ** the ******** ******** *****, *** *** ** *** *******/****** ****-*** areas. **** ****** *** ******* ****** ***** ** ***** * vehicle, ***** ********** ****** *** ******** *** ******** *** ***** cameras."
  • "***** **% ***** *** **% *** (*** ****) ***** *** fixed ****** (*.*. *** *****, ***** ******, ***.) *** *** general *********** (*.*. ************ ** **** **** **** *** ***** in *****)"

******** ******* ** ****

*** *** ******** ********** ***** *** ******** *** ********* ****, in **** ***** ** *** ********** ********* ****** ** *** them, *** *** ******** **** ** *** ****** ******:

  • "****** * **% ******* *** *****. ***** ** *** ******* staff ** ******* ***."
  • "**** *****, *** **** *******."
  • "**% *****. **** **** *** **** *** *****."
  • "****** ** % *** *** *** ** ****** ** ******** operator ******* ********."

Typical ********** ****

********: **** ** *** ******* ******* ********** ** ******* *******? *** *** more/less?

*******: ***** ** *********** *** ******* *** **** ***, ***, or **** ****** *********** ******, **** ******** ***** **** ******* ** SD ** ****** ******* *********** *** ** *********** ******* ** existing ********** ***********.

****** ******

  • "*** ** *** ******* *** ******. ** ***** ** *** County ****** ** ******* ** **** ****."
  • "***** ******** ******** ** *** ** *** ******** ****** ** if ** ** ** ****** ****** **** *** ****** *******."
  • "* ***. ****** ****** ******* *** ***** *********."
  • "******* ** *** **** ***** ***** **** ***** ****** *** IP ***. ****** ***** ******* ********* ** *** *** ***********."
  • "*** ******** ***** **** *** ********** ********* **** *** ** the ******* ** ***** ** ***** * ***** ******. * still *** * ******** ** ****** ******* ******* ******* ********. The ******** *** ******* **** * ** ******* ** *** exterior *** *** ** *** *****."
  • "** *** * *** ** ***** ***** ******* *** **** resolutions.  **** ** ***** ******* **** **** **** ** ** models."

****/ *****

  • "*** ******* *** **/******. **** **** ** ****** *** **** the **** ******* ** *** **********."
  • "*** *** ******* ************, ****** *** *************, ***** *** ****** motion ***. ******** ************ *** *********** ******* ********* ***** ****."
  • "**** - ******** ** ******* + ******* *******."
  • "***, ** *** ******* **** *** **** **** ***** ****, while *********** ****** *** ***** *******."
  • "*.*** ** *** ******* **** *'** **** ***** **** ***** resolution ******* *******. **** *****'* ******* ****** ****** *** *********** the **** *** ********* ********* ***** ***** ***** **** ******** cameras ******* **** ******* ****** **** ****** ***'* **** ** go **** ******."
  • "*** ******** **** **** ********** **** ** ** ******** *** detail/image ******* *** ******* ************."
  • "*'** **** *******, *** ********* *** ** ** * ******* 720p. **** ***** ******* ***** ****** ****** *******, *** **** have ******** ** ***** ** *******."
  • "**** *** *** ******** ** ***** - ***** ****** **** resolution. ****** *** ******* ***** - *.*. **** **** ***** of **** *** ************** ** ******."

*** ** ******* 

  • "**** *** *** *** ***** ******* ** **** ***** ** use ****** *** ********* ******** **** ****** **** **** *** up."
  • "*-*** ****** *** ** **** *** *******. **** ***** **** to **** **** ** *** ****** **** ** ******* **** cost *********. **** ****** ** **** ********* ** **** *** get **** *** **** ******* ** *** **** ** *** aircraft."
  • "**** (**********) ** ******, ***** *** **** ** **** ** around. ********* ** **** ** ** ***** **** *******."
  • "******* ***** *** ***** *** ***** ***** ***** ***** ****/*** cameras ** */*** ******* ******** ******** *** **** ***** ( also **** **** *****-****** ******** ** ***** *****) ******* * see ********** **** *** ** **** ********* ** *** ********/*****."

Common ****** *************

********: **** ****** ************* ** *** **** ***** *** ** ******* surveillance *******? *** **** *** ******?

*******: **********, ******* ****** **** ******** ***** *** ** **** *** examples **** *** ***** *****. ** *******, ***** ********* ******* the ******* **** *** ******, **** ****** ******* **** ****** to *** ***-*** ****** *** ****:

  • "****, ****, *********, *****, ***. **** *** **** ***** ******** to ***** **."
  • "***** ******** **** ******* ******* **** ******* **** **** *** greater *** ****** ****** ******* *** ******* ** *** *** devices *********."
  • "********* *** **** *** ************* **** ****, *******, **** *** Samsung. ********** ****** ******** *** ***** ** **** ******, *****-*** or **** ** ********** ************."
  • "********, *****, ****, ****, *** ****. * ***** *** ***** are ********* ****** ** *** **** ************, *********, *** ***** in *** ********."
  • "******* ***** ***** **** ** ****, *****, ***** ******* *** the ******* ****** *** ** ***** ******** *****-***** ******** *** international *************."
  • "****, ***** *** **** ** ** *******. **** ***** **** big ****** *** ***** ***, ***** *** ***** **** ******** video ********* ** *** *****."
  • "*****, ****, ****, *****, *********. **** *** ****** ******* ** the ************ ** *** ************* **** *** ******** ****** ** the *******. **** ************* **** ****** ** *****.  **** ************* will **** *** ******** ****** ** *** ** ******* ******* for *** *********, ** ***** *** *********** ** *** ** issue."

***-**** *******

*******, **** **** ** * ******, *** *********** '****** *******' like ********* (******* ** * *** ****** ** *** ******** *** ***** ************ ************* ******) ******* *** *********:

  • "* *** *** *****. ****** ****** *** ***** *** *** quality. **** ** ** ** ***** **% ** **** ** my **********. "
  • "* ******* ********* *** ***** ***** ***** **** **** **** be **** ****. (*** **** ** **** ** * **** idea)"
  • "*********, ****, **** *** ******. ** ******* ** *** **** if ***** ** ******* ** * ********** ******* ********* ****."
  • "** *** ********* ************ ******** *******."

Common ***** ********

********: **** ***** ** *** **** ***** *** ** ******* ************ systems? *** **** *** **** *** ******?

*******:  ** **** *******, ***** *********** *** *** **** ** any *** ******, *** ****** *********** *** ***** ************ *** ****** ***** ************ ***** *******, ******* ********* ****** **** ****-**** ****** *** *** *** reflect ******** ** ****** ** ***** *******:

  • "** *** ******* *** *********."
  • "**** * ************* ********* *******, ********* *** *****. *** **** the ******* ****** ** ********* *******, **** ********* *******, **********-***** features, ****** *********** **** *** ***** ****** ******* *******."
  • "*** ***** ********: *******, *****, *********."
  • "*********, ****, *******"
  • "*******, ******* *** ********* *** *** **** ****** ****. **** are ****** ***** ** *** **** *********** ** *** ****** with *** *******. *** * **** ******* ******** **** ** less."
  • "*********, *********, ******** *** ****** ***** ** ************'* **** *** for ***** *** ******* **** **** ** ****** ****."
  • "*********, *******, *****, ********. ***** ************ **** * **** **** of ************ ********* *** ******* ******* *****."

Wireless ** ***** ********** ***

********: **** ********** ** ******* *** **** ***** ** ********? **** ****** that?

*******:  **** ********* ******** ***** ******** *** ***** ********, **** many ******** **% ** ***** ******* ********* **** * ***** due ** ******* ***********, ****** ***********, *** ***** ****:

  • "***% **** *****, **** ******** *** **** ******"
  • "** **** **** ******** ******** ******* ***** ** **** *** able ** ********** ***** *** ******; * **** ******* ** this ***** ** *** **-***** **** *****."
  • "**% *********, ** *** ******* ******* ** *********. ******** ** used *** *** **** ******* ******* ** *** ******* ****."
  • "***% **** ***** ** **** ************ ** **********."
  • "********** ***% *********. ********** *************."
  • "** ********** ** ***% ***** *** ******** ******** *** ** concerns **** ********* ** ************ **** ******** ********* ** ********."

******** ******** ********

******* ******* ******* **** ******** ******** *** ******** ** ******* it *******.  **** ** ******** ********** ***** *** ************* ********** adoption ** **** ************ ******* ***** '**** ********' *** *** ********* ** * ****** *******:

  • "*** ******* *** **** ***** ******* ** **** ******** ** questionable."
  • "****** *** *** **** *****. ******? **'* *** *** **'* always **** ****. ***** ******** ***********, *** ******** (*********) ********"
  • "*** ******* *** *****. **** ***'* ** *** **-** *** security *******."
  • "**** ******** *** ******** ******* *** ** ************. **** ****** is ******** ******."
  • "***% *****. ******** ***** **** ******** / *********."

******** **** ********

*******, **** ******** ** ****, ** ********* ** **** ******* ***** trenching ** **** ******** ** ******** ** ******** ** *** disruptive ** *** ********* ** ********:

  • "******** **** **** *** ****** ***** *** ** ***** ****** restrictions."
  • "**** **** *% *** ******** *** ***** *** ********* **** around **-***** *****, ******* *****, *** ********* *******. ***** ***** are ** *** **** ***** ********** ****** **** *** **** option ** ********."
  • "******** ** **** **** **** ******* ** *** ******** ** is **** ***********."
  • "*% ********, *** **** ** ***** ********* **** ********* *** flight *****."

Video ********* ***

********: *** ***** *** ***** ********* ** ******* ***** *********** ***** used? **** *****? *** ** *** ***?

*******:  ***** ********* *** ******* *********** ** ***.  ******* ***** recognition ** *** **** ****** ******** **** ***** ***** ***** only ************ ******* **** ***** *******:

***/**** ** ****** 

  • "*** ***** *****, ** ******* *** *** ****** ********. "
  • "***** *********** ** ****** **** *** ** **** **** ********. the **** ******** ** ******* ******* ******, **** **** *** not ****** **********."
  • "*** *** **** *** ******** ******"
  • "**** *** ****** ****** *** ****** ******** *** ******* ***********."
  • " ******* ***** *** ***** **** ** *** ******* ****. *** in *** ******* ******."

***** ***** **********

  • "** ** *** *** ********* *****. ***** ******** ****** *** *** worst ******** ********* *** ******* ******** ***** ******* **** *** the **** ** *** ******** **** * *********, *** **** being ****** *** ****** *** ********* ********** *****."
  • "*** **** *****, *** ********** ** *****."
  • "***** ********* ** ***** **** *** *** ****** *********. *** margin ** ***** ** *** (**** ***********) *** ******* ** crowded ***** ** ****** ***** ** ** *******, ** *** many ***** ******."
  • "**** ** * *****, ** *** *** **** **********, *** was *** ******** ********."

Storage ***** ********

********: **** **** ** ******* ** ****? ***? ***? ***? ******* redundancy ** ***? ***?

*******: * ******** **** ******* ******** *******, *** **** ******* ********* ** ***** analog ********** ** * ****** ** ** ****** *** ****** attach ******* ** ** *** **** **** ****.

******* ******** *******

  • "***. ******** *** ********."
  • "*** ** **** **** ** ****** ** ***. **** ******* redundancy ** * ****."
  • "** *** ****** ** **** ******* *** ***** ***** ** play ****** **** ****, ********** ** ********** **********. *** ** only **** ** **** ***** *******. ** ** *** ******** to *** * ** **** *******."
  • "*** **** ** *** **** **** ******** *** **** *** redundancy. ***** ************ *** **** ****** *** ****** **** ** comes ** ** **** *** *********."
  • "***, *** ********* ******** **** ******, *** ****** *** **** for *** *** *****, *** **** **** *** *** ********."

****** ******** *******

  • "***. *** **** ********** *** ** ****."
  • "******* ** *** *** ************, *** ******* ***."
  • " *** ***** ********* *********** ******* ** * ***. ** *** depends **** *** ********** ** *** ******."
  • "***, ******* ** *** ***** ******* ******** ** ***** **** RAID5 ** **** ******* ******."
  • "***...*****"
  • "**** ****** *** ********* ******* *** ********* ** ******* **/* operation. *** ******* ** ****."

********** *** ****** *******

  • "*******, *** ****** **** * ** * ******* *** **** larger ******* **** * *** ******** **** **. **** ********** is ********* *** *********. ** ********** ** **** ** ** a ********** ********** ******* ****** *** ****** *** ****."
  • "*** **** **********. ** ***** ** ************ ** **** ***** of ******* ******** ******** *** ******** ** *** ** ******* and *** **** **** ***** *** ********* ********."
  • "*** ***** *** *********, *** * ***********. ******* **** **********. **** requirements **** **** ****** ** **** ******."
  • "** ******* * ****-**** ********* ****** *** **** * ********* servers. ***** ******* ** * *** **** ******* ** **** 5 **********. **** ****** *** *** *** **** ******** **** dual **** *** ******* **********."

Common ************

********: **** **** ** ***** ***** ************ (****** *******, *********, ********* dispatch, ***.) *** *******?

*******:  **************, ******** ****** ******* ** ********** **** *****. **** 85% ** *** ********* ********* ****** ******* ** *** **** common ***********, *** ***** ***** ******* ******** ******** **** **** mention ******** ****** ** ** *******:

  • "******** **** ******* ** ****** ******* ******. ************ ******** ** tied ******* **** *** ******** ******* ***** **** *******/******** ***** the ********."
  • "** * ******** *** *** *** *** ********** (*.*. **** open *** **** ************* ***** ** ******)"
  • "*** ** *** **** ****** ***********."
  • "**** ** *** **** ** ** ****** *******. ** **** used *******'* ******** ****** ***** ***** *** ***** ************."
  • "**** ** ******* *** **** ** *** ******* ********, **** want ** *** ***** ****** *** ***** ** ****** ** go."
  • "****** ******* *********** ** ******* ** ********** ****** ** ********** areas ** *********."

****** ********

****** ****, ************ *** ****** *** ****** ** ****** *****, usually ****** ** ********* ** *** ***** *** ** ******* onsite. ******* **** *********, **** ************, *** **** ****** *** tied **** ***** ** ****** *** *********** ********* ******:

  • "****** *******, *********, ********, ***, ******, **** **** **** ******, PIDS, ***** *****, *** ****'*. **** ******** **** **** ******** the *********** ** ******* ***** ***** ********* *** **** ***** be ********** **** *** **** *******."
  • "****** ******* ** *******. ****** ** ******* *** ******** ********* detection **** *** ********* ** ********* ********* ********* ******* ***** are ***** ****. ****** ******** / ********* ** *** ******** management ******* ** ***** *** ***** *** ***** *** *********** for *** ********* (*.*. *** ***** ******** ** ******** *********). Through *** *** *********** *** *** *** ********* *********** ** other ******* **** ** **** ***** *** ****** ***** ******* operating *******. ** ** ******** *** ***** *** *** ** be ******** ********** ** **** ***** *******."

System **********

********: **** ** *** **** ********* / *** ** *** ******* surveillance ******?

*******:  ******* **** ** *** ************ ***** *** ***** ** the ******* ****** ****, ******* ****** ******* ** ****** *** general ******* ********** **** **** ******** *****.

*********** *********

*** ***** ******* **** ** ******* ************ ** ** ******* public ****** ** ********* ********** ** ****** **** *** *** be **** ** ** **** **** ******* *** *********** ********.

  • "**** ********* ** ***** ******.  ***** *** **** ** **** officers, ** ******* **** ****** ********** ** ***** ******* *********."
  • "** ******* ********** ** ******* ***** ** **** ** ******** functionality. **&* *** *********** ********* *** *** ****."
  • "***** **********, **** **********, ******* **********, ****** ******** **********, ****** Monitoring"
  • "********** ** ****** *** ********, **** *** ******* ** ***** and *******/******* * ****** ** *** **** ** * ******** breach."
  • "** ** ** ******** ******** ** ******** ****** *** *******, the ******** ** ********** *** ******, ****** *** ********** ********, screen *** ***** ***** (****** ******), ****** *** *********** ** illegal *****. ** **** *** ***** *********, ***** ****** *********** of ********* ****** *** ****** **********, ******* ***** ** ****** areas, ********* ******** ** ******* ********* ** *** ******* **********, ANPR *** ******* ****, *** ******* ********* ** *** **** entrance **** ** *** *******."
  • "****** ******´* ********, ******* *** ******* ********** (******* ***********), *** prevent/control/reduce ***********."
  • "******** ********** ** ******* ** *** ******* ** ** *** property, ********** / ****** ********** ** ******* *********, ******* **** / *** ******* *** ******* **********."

****** ******* ***********

*******, ************ *** * ****** ********* *** ** ******** ****** control ** ********** *** ************ ********* *** ******** *********** ******* public *** ***********, *********** *********, *****:

  • "** ******** ********* ******** *** ******** ** ** **** ************ access ** ********** ******."
  • "********** ** ************ ***** ** ******* ******** **** (***) *** public/employee ******"
  • "*** ******* ** ****** ******."
  • "************ ** *****/**** ***** ** ******* ***********."
  • "*** ***** ********* ** ****** ** *** * **** ****** image **** **** *** ******** ** *** ** ***** ** the *****. ******* ********* ** *** ********* *******, *** ***** lines *** *******."

Biggest *****

********: *** **** *** ******* ************ ******? *** ***** ********* ***** monitoring *******? *** ** *** ***?

*******: ** *** ******** ** *****, ********* ********* **** ****** feeds *** ********* ** **** ********* *** **** ******** ******** or ***** *********** ********* ** ******.  ** **** *****, *** overall ************** ** ********* *** ***** ******* ***** **************** *** casual *********** ** '******' **** ********** *** ** *** ******:

******** ******/***** **********

** *** ******** ** ********, ***** ************ ** ******** ********* by ******** *****:

  • "******** *********. **** **** * ********* ***** ******* *** ********."
  • "******** ********* **** * **/* ******* ********** ****** ***** ******** all *** *******. *** ** ******* ** ********* ********* *** are ******* ** *** ******** ****** **********. ****** ********** ********* include *** *** *********** / ****** ********** *** ********** ** an ***** ****** *****."
  • "********, *** ****** *-** ******, ******* ** ****** ** ******* that ******* **** ** **** **** ********* ** ***."
  • "******** **** *** **** ** **** **** ***** ** ****** in *** ********. ******** ********/******* ********."
  • " ******** ********* *** ****** **** *** ************ ******. ***** *** dedicated ***** ********** **** *******. ******/******** ******* ********* **** *******."
  • "**** **** ********/****** *****."
  • "********* *****, ******* ****** ********, **-****** ********, **-********."

************ ** *****-**** ********* ******

******* ********** ***** **** ****** ********* *** *** ********* ***** staffed ** ********* *** ***** ****** **** **************** ***** **** only ******** *******:

  • "********* ********* ***** ******* ** ***** * ***** ** ********* cams.  ******** *** **** **** ****** ** ******** ** ****, especially **** **** **** *** *** ******."
  • "*******´* ******** **** ****** **** *** ************. *** *********** *** IT ****** *** ***** ***. ***** *** **** *** ******* for ******* *****, ******** ******* ** ****** *** *** *********."
  • "*** ***** ** ********* ******** ***** ******* **** *****, *** much ** ** ** *** ********* ****."
  • "*** ******* ******** *'** **** ******** ** **** ***** ********* live ** *** ******* ******, *** **** ******* ** ************ with * **** ** *****, *** * ***** *** *** they *** ***** ** *** *******. ******** *** *** *** and ****** ********* * ***** **** ** ********** *****, *** it's **** *** ********* *** * *** ** ***** * screens *** * ***** ***** *** ******** *** ******** ***** a *****."
  • "***, ********** ***** *** ******* **** **** ********* *** *** also ******** ******** ** ******* *********** ******* ******** ** *** task ** *********."
  • "***** ** * **** ********** ******, *** ** ****** *** CCTV ********* ** **."

Purchase *** *********** *******

********: **** ************ ** ******** **** *** *** ******* ************ ******? How ** **** *** *** *****?

*******:  ** **** *****, ******* ***** **** *** *********** ****** budgets, ******* ****** ** ********** *****, ** * *** ** both. *******, * ********** ****** ** ******* ********* ******** *** primary **** *** ******* ****** *****, **** *********-******** ********* *** businesses ************ **** ** *** *******: 

******** ** ******* *******/******** ******** ********

  • "*** ******* ********* ** ***** ******** ** ****** *** *** construction ** *** *******, ********* *** ************ ******."
  • "**** ** ***, *** ******** ** *** ******* ** ***** under *** ************** ** *** *** *** **** (******* ********* of ***** ********). ****, *** *** * ********** ******, *** the ***** ********* *** ************** ** *** ******** ******."
  • "*** **** *** ******** ** *** ****."
  • "*** **** **** ***** ***** '********' ** **********, *** ******* is *** *********."
  • "***** ***** **** ******** ********"

***** ***********

  • "******* *** ********** ************ **** **** ******* **********. **** ***** be * ****, ** ****** ***** ************. ***** ***** **** taxes ** ******."
  • "*******, ******* ******** ***** ********* ****** ** *** ************"
  • "****** *** **** *** ** *** **** ********* *** *******."
  • "********* *****. **** *********,*****."
  • "************ ** ****** ** *** ***** **** **** ******** *** airport."

******* ********* *********** ** ***********

  • "***** *** ******** ** *** *******. **** *** ** *********** business ************ **** ***** *** ******."
  • "********* * ***** *********** ******* *** ******** ** ** ***********."
  • "******* ********** **** *** ******** **** ***** *********** *******."
  • "************ ****** ** **** ** ******* **** ******* *******."
  • "*** ******* ********* ******* **** *** *** ******* ******. * have **** **** ** *** ******** **** ***** **** **** of *** ******* *** **** **** **** *********** ** ******* the *******. "
  • "********. ***** ******* *** ********* **** ************ ** ***********. ******** are *** ****** ***** ******** *** ****** **** ** **** don't ***** *** **!"

Who ****** *** **************?

********: *** ********* ****** *** ******* ************ ****** *************? **** **** result ** **** *******? *** ** *** ***?

*******:  ** *******, ******** *********** *** **** **** ********* **** results. *******, ** ******* ***** *** ************** ***** ** ******* A&E ***** ***** *** *** ****** ** **** **** ********.

*********** **** **********

******* ************ ****** ** ***** ********* ** *********** ******** ***********.  *** end ****** ********* ******* ******** ** ******* *** ********** ** a **** ******** ** ***:

  • "*** **** ******* *** **** * ******** ********** ******** **** airport ******** ***** *** ********** ******* *** ********* *** ******** systems. *** ***** *** **** ** ******* ** ** *** firm *** **** ********* ***'* **** *** ***** ** ********* of ******** ********* *** *** ******* *********** ************."
  • "***********, *** *** ** ******* * ***** **** ***** ** good *******. ***** ** ********** *** ***** ** **."
  • "********* ********** *** ******* **** ******** ******** ** ****** *** write **************."
  • "******* ********** *****. **** ***** ** *********** **** *** *********** agencies."
  • "**** ********* **** ** *** ***** *********** **** **** *******. This ****** ** * **** ********** ******* *** *** ******** and **** ****** **** ** ***** ** ***** ***** **********."

******** *******

*******, ********** ************ ************ *** ******* ** * **********'* ************* *** ********* ********, in *** **** ** ******** *** ****** ***** ** ** more ********.  ***** ******** ******* **** ***** *****, ********* ********** positive ******* *** ******* ******** **** **** **** ******:

  • "***** *** ********* ******* ** ******** *********** ******** ** ** A&E. ******* ****, *** ********* ********, *** ******* *** ****."
  • "****, *****'* ******** **** * **********? **** ***** * ********** with * ***** ****** ** ******** ******* **** ** ********. Results **** **** **** ** *** *** ** ** **** to ****** ******* ***. **'* ** **********, *** ****** *** they ****."
  • "*********** **** ********* ***** *****."
  • "**** *** **** * ******* ** ******** *********** **** ******* results!"

********** *** ********* ******

******* ****** ****** ** ************* ********* *** *** ******** ************* at ***, *** ******* ********** ** *********** ***** *** ********** in ******* **********. ********** *** ***** ******* *** ********* **** negative **** **** ********* ************** *** *** ****** ** **** sophisticated 

  • "** *** *********** **** ** *********** ** ********, *** ******* are ******* ****. ** *** *********** **** ** *********** ** "electricity", *** ******* ******* ** *** ***********!"
  • "*&* **** ******* ********** - ***** *** *******."
  • "********** *** *********** *****. *** ************** ** *** **** * relatively **** *** ****; ******* **** *** *** ****** ********* to ***** **** *** ******* *** *********** ** ********* *******."
  • "**********, ***** ********* *****'* ******* ******** ******** ** ** ** almost ****** ***** *** * *********** ********."

Biggest *********** ******

********: *** ***** *** ******* *** ******* ************ ******* *** have ****** **?

*******: ** *** ***************, ***** ********* **** **** **** ***** have *** ****** ******* ******** ******. *******, ****-******** ********* ***** claimed ********* ******** ******* ** ********* ********** ***** ** ****** first.

***** *********

******* ****** ********************, ***** ** ****-** ****** *** ********* ** **** *********** could ******* ******* *********** ** ******** *******:

  • "****** ************** ** ********* *** **** *** ******** ******* ***** to ******* ******** *** **** ** **** ******."
  • "********* *** ** ********* ***** **** *** ****** **** *********."
  • "******* *** ********** ** ************* ** *********** ***** *********"
  • "* ***** **** ** *** **** ***** ********."
  • "* ***** **** ********* **** **** **********."
  • "** ** ***** *** *********, *** ****** ***** ** ********* instead ** ********."

****** ******* 

**** ********* ********* *** ****** ******** ** ********* ******** ****** performance ** ********** ********** ***** ***** *** *******:

  • "********* ** ****** **** ****** **** **********"
  • "****** ****** **********...****** **** *********."
  • "******* **** ****** ********** ***** *******."
  • "***** *** *** ** ***** **** ***** ***** ** **** with ***** *** *******."
  • "** ********* **** **** ******** ** *** ******* ******* ** place (*** ******, *** *** *********** ** *******). ** **** great ********** *******, ***** ******* **** ** ** ********."

****/****** ********* 

*** *******, ****** ******** ********** ******* **** **** ********* *** often ********* *** ********* ****** ***********:

  • "**** **** **** ******."
  • "**** ***** ********"
  • "****** ********* ***** ********** *** ******* ** **** ** **** well ******* ********/************."
  • "******* *** ****** *********** ******."
  • "** **** **** *** *******, *** **** ***** ****** *** 24 ***** ** ***** ****.  **** ****** *** ******. *** cameras ** ** **** ******* ********* ******* ****."

Comments (3)

On my list of things NOT to do for an airport security system:

Do use exposed box cameras that are mounted so low someone could redirect the camera, adjust the lens, or cut the exposed cables. They do this not only in the main terminal where the ceiling is crazy high, but also in the train station areas connecting the concourses...

Denver Airport

Most airports like to use smoked domes to hide where the cameras are looking... DIA takes the opposite approach...

Most airports like to use smoked domes to hide where the cameras are looking... DIA takes the opposite approach...

Or maybe the TSA is responsible, since they are in control of the CCTV for their own areas. Like the the one shown here blown up from your photo. They also seem to like the show of force.

Probably some coverts as well... Is the rest of the airport non-domed?

#axisinthewild

re: Access Control Integration with with VMS. Is there 'two-way' integration being deployed? Typicallly, I believe the VMS tends to support the Access Control system, e.g. a Video Pop-up window in the Access Control system, providing coverage of the alarm.

But alternatively the VMS could play a larger role with the response to access control alarmes e.g.

From Access Control to VMS:

- Specifeid access control Events to trigger alarms with video pop-ups and present alarm information in the VMS

- Present Location of Access Control Alarm so it can be provided on VMS Map Interface

- Present Card Holder Details in the VMS (name, image, card status)

From VMS to Access Control:

- Acknowledge/Close Alarm Events in the VMS(e.g. classify alarm as 'false', provide detials and close event)

- Manage Access Control in the VMS (Open Door, Put Broadcast on Door, Secure Door, etc)

Has this type of integration been done at any airports?

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