Airport Security from Analog to IP

Airport Security from Analog to IP

Many years after the installation of an analog surveillance system, Tianjin Binhai International Airport switched to digital with VIVOTEK IP surveillance system, to continue to ensure travelers' safety.

Tianjin Binhai International Airport, one of the most important airline terminals in China, installed an analog surveillance system many years ago due to security concern. An expansion project in May 2008 increased about 508,000 square meters to the size of the airport. This expansion allows the airport to handle up to 10 million passengers, 0.5 million tons of cargo and allows 200,000 airplanes to take off and land at the same time. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games have also increased the number of tourists traveling to China.

The original analog system is no longer sufficient to serve the needs of the renovated airport. With increased size of the airport and the growing number of tourists, airport staff found it difficult to track passengers immediately or access complete information of a foreign passenger when an event happened. Airport stuff was under extreme pressure in terms of airport security maintenance and found it difficult to response to accidents in time.

For this issue, Binhai International Airport needed an open infrastructure video surveillance solution that would proactively prevent dangers and help security staff solve problems quickly. After thorough consideration, Binhai International Airport decided to replace the conventional CCTV monitoring system with VIVOKTE's robust IP surveillance system.

VIVOTEK's authorized distributor in China, Shanghai Poseidon Technology, drew up a well-deployed IP surveillance system with VIVOTEK's network cameras for Binhai International Airport. The system consists of 10 IP6122 and 10 IP7131 in the baggage carousel zone, 10 SD6122V in the customs zone, 20 PT7135 around the lobby, and 25 IP7135 in duty-free shops.

IP7131 and IP6122, installed in the baggage carousel zone, aim to minimize baggage loss, robbery, and damage of the conveyor belt. With 802.3af-compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) function, IP7131 can be powered by the existing network cables. This exempts deployment of additional power cables and increases flexibility for future expansion. With IP6122's two-way audio functionality, real-time communication between the central control site and the monitored area can be initiated, enabling quick response to emergencies or accidents.

VIVOTEK SD6122V, installed in the customs zone, offers a 10X optical zoom lens, allowing security staff to zoom in on suspicious objects or people. The wide pan/tilt movement (Pan Travel: 720 degree; Tilt Travel: -10 degree to 100 degree) gives security staff an extensive viewing area, thereby giving them comprehensive surveillance ability.

Furthermore, the 20 PT7135 network cameras set up in the lobby offer 350 degree pan and 125 degree tilt movement range, providing the central control site with a whole view of the lobby. About two to three unites of VIVOTEK IP7135 were installed in each duty-free shop to enhance security and prevent shoplifting.

Result and Benefit
After installing these cameras, security staff can be informed immediately for any unexpected incident, such as suspicious objects being placed by an unknown person. Examination of passengers by custom officers becomes more efficient, and suspects can be identified instantly. With cameras in the lobby and the baggage carousel areas, breakdowns of equipments and facilities can be detected immediately, allowing maintenance staff to fix problems in time. Other than that, robbery and shoplifting in stores are also reduced.

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