Today’s airports face considerable security challenges, and managers must handle multiple roles. Airports must therefore meet incredibly demanding criteria with regards to security, safety, communications, and building automation.
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Managing these challenges is a daunting task, as many different areas need to be monitored: perimeters, parking structures, terminals and other passenger facilities, aprons, airfields, shops, restaurants, and the like. Public address and voice alarm, intelligent video, and fire solutions help airports master these security, safety, and communication challenges.
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Franz-Joseph Strauss Airport
With its two terminals and satellite area, Franz-Joseph Strauss Airport is an important international hub for around 48 million passengers. Using integrated security and safety solutions, the airport ensures smooth operations around the clock.
- More than 18,000 fire sensors
- Around 17,000 intrusion detectors
- Around 800 cameras
- Access control system
- Around 70 interconnected universal hazard alarm systems, plus a network of intrusion and fire alarm systems
Liszt Ferenc International Airport
Waiting times at airport security checkpoints are often unpredictable, making them a headache for travelers and Security Managers. The right technology can provide some help – such as an intelligent solution that keeps lines from getting too long at Budapest Airport. Through the display of waiting times, security is increased, because fewer crowds form in front of security checkpoints. Staff planning can also be optimized, and when passengers have to be rerouted, manual intervention is no longer needed.
- Around 700 fixed and moving cameras
- Video Recording Manager
Kharkiv International Airport
The Kharkiv International Airport was an important project in Ukraine. As a part of its preparations for the final games of the 2012 UEFA European Championship, the airport updated its video surveillance systems.
- Over 100 cameras
- Video surveillance managed through BVMS
Antalya Airport in Southern Turkey uses an integrated fire detection and voice evacuation system for both the domestic and the international terminals.
- PRAESIDEO Public Address and Voice Evacuation system
- More than 1,800 loudspeakers
- 300 sound projectors
- 2 network controllers
- 48 distributed power amplifiers
- 25 call stations
- 6 networked Modular Fire Panel 5000 series
- 3,500 fire detectors
- BIS management system
Changchun Longjia International Airport
When Changchun Longjia International Airport added a new second terminal building, the Chinese government’s mandate for archiving video camera recordings for 90 days created a technological challenge. The airport required a custom-fitted solution, drawing from experience from large-scale airport security installations around the world.
- Nearly 1,500 cameras
- 20 CIP storages
- Public address and voice evacuation system
- More than 1,200 loudspeakers
- 11 CMS Intrusion Panels
- Systems managed by BVMS and BIS
Beijing Daxing International Airport, China
The new Beijing Daxing International Airport has the world’s largest terminal and is able to handle up to 72 million passengers per year. Its complex and futuristic interior creates a challenging acoustic environment, but ensures clearly audible flight announcements throughout the terminal thanks to a customized public address solution.
- Public address system
- More than 13,000 public address speakers
Russia’s 6th largest airport, Tolmachevo Airport, modernized its security system. The applied management system combines installed systems in a single platform, making the facility more efficient.
- PRAESIDEO public address system with more than 300 loudspeakers
- Around 400 fix and 50 moving cameras
- Access control system
- Systems are managed by BVMS and BIS
The Western Aviation Group wanted to go digital, so it installed an intelligent platform linking access control, flying zone alarms, and perimeter alarms. The Video Management System (BVMS) installed at Xi’an Airport provides seamless control of the digital video, audio, and security data that is transmitted across an IP network. It may be far afield, but Xi’an Xianyang Airport is now at the digital forefront.
- More than 1500 cameras
- More than 400 sets of encoders
- More than 3,500 loudspeakers
- Video surveillance operated and managed through BVMS
As one of the four international airports serving the city of Moscow, Sheremetyevo Airport uses its public address and voice evacuation systems operating in 6 different terminals to ensure passenger safety in case of emergencies.
- More than 100 amplifiers and 2,000 loudspeakers
- More than 500 IP cameras
- Video surveillance is operated and managed through BVMS
Da Nang International Airport
Da Nang, Vietnam
Da Nang is the 3rd busiest airport in Vietnam. The new terminal building that opened at the end of 2011 installed a new video surveillance system to meet its security, safety, and operational requirements.
- IP and analogue cameras
- digital video recorders
- encoders and matrix switcher
- System managed by BVMS and VIDOS
Phnom Penh International Airport
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh International Airport is one of the fastest-growing airports in the world. To increase the security and safety of the many passengers that travel through it, the airport installed a comprehensive solution.
- Fixed and moving cameras
- Praesideo public address and voice evacuation system, line array, and ceiling loudspeakers
- Fire alarm system
- Optical and linear beam smoke detectors
- Access control system, finger print and keypad readers
- BIS management systems integrate all systems
Dubai International Airport
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emirates Airline passengers expect the best, and not just in the air. At the carrier’s main hub in Dubai, a 3,500-speaker, an integrated public address and evacuation system from Bosch gets rid of the garble in favor of optimal acoustic design. The loudspeakers are precise enough to target a single waiting area while adhering to the “Silent Airport” policy. This helps to ensure a safe and secure journey for the 88 million passengers who travel through the airport.
- PRAESIDEO-OMNEO interfaces are used for Dante Audio Transport
- More than 22,000 loudspeakers
- More than 500 line arrays
- More than 900 amplifiers
- BIS Management system
When the airport added a new terminal, it also unified its video surveillance. Today, suspicious incidents are monitored and managed seamlessly across all four terminals from a single control room.
- Nearly 600 cameras
- 6 DIVAR IP 6000
- 4 Video Recording Managers
- BVMS serves as the joint platform to centrally manage almost 1,800 cameras across 4 terminals
Global Vertical Manager Airports
“Tomorrow’s ‘smart’ control rooms will be able to automate security and safety processes and also leverage data-driven insights. What our industry needs to make it happen is a mind shift from considering a security camera as an image source, to seeing it as a data sensor.”
Bosch has over 300 airports in its customer base. Through global coordination of best practice sharing and many personal airport visits, I am able to provide sustainable and effective working solutions to help airports meet their goals. As an active member of Airports Council International (ACI), I represent Bosch as a technology partner for airports. Interested? Connect with me through email or LinkedIn.