The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced approximately US$2.5 million in funding for the installation of additional closed circuit television (CCTV) systems at Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts, designed to assist TSA,s efforts to enhance airport security.
"The installation of new cameras in conjunction with an increase in storage and playback capabilities on our existing cameras will be a tremendous asset to our security efforts," said Logan Airport's Federal Security Director George Naccara. "The addition of these systems will strengthen security and enhance our ability to respond to security incidents throughout the airport."
The $2.5 million award, which comes from fiscal 2009 funds, will enhance the video surveillance systems currently in place at Logan Airport. Video surveillance systems are an integral part of TSA and airport security operations, providing a high level of threat detection and improving emergency response and risk mitigation.
"Having additional CCTV systems at numerous locations throughout Logan Airport will increase our ability to provide safety for the general public and the workforce at the airport," said Massport Director of Aviation Ed Freni.
Video surveillance technology is used at hundreds of airports across the country. In addition to BOS, TSA has collaborated with other airports to expand these sophisticated and integrated security networks.