ADT to help keep passengers secure at Dublin Airport Terminal 2

Posted: 15 February 2011 | AxiCom | No comments yet

ADT, today announces that SITA, chose it to deliver a fully-integrated security and access control solution within Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2…

ADT, Europe’s leading provider of electronic fire and security solutions, today announces that SITA, a premier provider of global information and telecommunications solutions to the air transport industries, chose it to deliver a fully-integrated security and access control solution within Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2 (T2). T2 opened its doors in November 2010 and has the capacity to handle more than 30 million passengers each year. Working with partners Tyco and Meyertech, ADT has helped T2 visitors have a safe and pleasant experience travelling through the airport.

The €395m terminal opens up a new gateway between Ireland and the US. ADT is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of the airport’s CCTV and security systems as well as their support and maintenance. The IP-based solution provides an interface between analogue and digital systems, which is then integrated with the terminal’s IT network. As a result, T2 has digital recording, alarms, building management, telephony and passenger screening operating on one consolidated network.

With more than 600 CCTV cameras and using h.264 video encoders for IP based recording, ADT has delivered one of the world’s most advanced video management systems. The solution integrates CCTV, access control, building management, baggage handling, and fire alarm systems into a digital control room that provides a consolidated view of all of these critical T2 systems. Operating information is delivered across two data centres to strengthen and maintain the flow of data across all systems, while video surveillance is connected via the IT network to a 400 Terabyte (TB) Storage Area Network (SAN).

To further strengthen air transport links between Ireland and the US, Dublin Airport is also using the integrated system to support a new facility with the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) which provides passenger clearance in Ireland on departing flights to the US. This provides a fluid transition to the US immigration and customs service on arrival; improving the border control process and heightening “passenger flow” efficiency levels. .

“Dublin Airport T2 offers passengers state-of-the-art facilities. The security and safety of visitors to the airport were two of the primary concerns with the airport design,” said Michael Powell the SITA Programme Director. “A comprehensive security solution was required for T2. It needed to integrate with a number of critical airport systems intended to run over the newly designed network, as well as integrate with legacy systems and be controlled from a consolidated central point for better management. ADT is a name synonymous with quality in the safety and security market and was the ideal choice for SITA to partner with for the design, implementation, and support of the CCTV security system.”

“For an organisation of Dublin Airport’s stature and reputation, getting security right is absolutely critical to safeguard its passengers and therefore the systems in place need to meet the required high standard,” said Donal Colfer, Integrated Solutions Group ADT. “Organisations, including Dublin Airport are taking advantage of end-to-end integration of security and life safety systems for better control and response to problems. We are delighted to bring ADT’s expertise to this project by helping to deliver, maintain and support such a forward-thinking development.”

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