Airport Terminal Video Surveillance
Airports need tremendous security and they can benefit the most from the recent advancements made in the field of IP video surveillance technology. Major airports are under constant threat so must take extraordinary steps to maintain security. They are faced with the risk of terrorism so have stringent rules and regulations that must be enforced by airport security who work in a very busy environment with a lot of people coming and going. There is simply no room for error. Recent developments in intelligent video analytics used in conjunction with IP video surveillance technology are raising the bar in airport security.
How IP Video Surveillance Can Benefit Airport Terminals
- Fight terrorism – Unfortunately, airports remain a prime target for terrorists. This is why it is so important for airports to take unusually heightened security measures. IP Video surveillance systems have a key role in guarding airports against terrorist activity. The right security system is able to offer authorities invaluable tools for maintaining the very highest levels of security.
- Cutting-edge video analytics – there are smart security cameras that have intelligent video analytics built into the system. These are starting to play an important role in making airports more secure. These cameras use software algorithms to scan the airport for suspicious people and to spot specific types of activities. For example, cameras that have facial recognition function help locate marked people on watch lists maintained by the government and other people who could pose a terrorist threat. IP Video surveillance cameras with behavioral recognition technology can be specially programmed to spot suspicious incidents like someone or something going backward through checkpoints, unusual congestion, left objects, and a car parked in the same spot too long outside a building. A camera with these types of features has analytics that function in real-time.
- Flexible and scalable – digital video security systems can scale or grow as needed as the airport expands. Additional IP cameras can be easily connected up to the network, and if there are analog cameras already hooked up they can be incorporated into the expanded systems using digital encoders.
- Remote monitoring – When you have an IP surveillance system the live video is streamed over the Internet, which means you can view it from remote locations. The same is true of archived footage and all of this can be seen from any PC that has an Internet connection. Authorized users can monitor the airport from wherever they are off site.
An IP surveillance system can make it very easy for public safety officers to watch multiple feeds at the same time, monitoring an entire airport both inside and out. This allows an airport to spread its resources more widely, and have greater control over who can access the video feed and the video itself.
Video security systems help an airport to be more safe and secure as it grows and expands.