American Airlines Center Selects MicroPower Technologies Surveillance System for Monitoring
MicroPower Technologies, Inc., a provider of wireless surveillance solutions, today announced that the American Airlines Center has selected the MicroPower Helios solar, wireless, surveillance solution for its parking lot and perimeter surveillance.
Located in Dallas, Texas, the American Airlines Center combines architecture and technology to create a beautiful, fan-friendly venue with several high-tech touches. Host to the Dallas Stars hockey team, Dallas Mavericks basketball team and countless entertainment events, the American Airlines Center is the premier sports and entertainment venue in the country. IT Director, Joe Heinlein, American Airlines Center, sought a surveillance solution to monitor 13 access points within the facility’s surrounding parking lots.
“We wanted greater security for both customers and venue employees, while gaining better visibility of parking collections to compare vehicle counts with parking revenues,” said Heinlein. “We needed a surveillance camera placed directly at critical points of interest to transmit real-time video back to a central monitoring location. Because the parking lots are covered in asphalt and cement, and some are as far away as a quarter-mile from the center, trenching and running cables was extremely cost-prohibitive.”
Heinlein worked with systems integrator Global Security Integration and quickly determined that MicroPower’s solar, wireless, surveillance solutions would be an ideal option for these specific requirements.
“With the MicroPower surveillance system in place, every action within the American Airlines Center parking lots is captured to help manage parking fees and enhance safety,” said Rick Matoy, CEO, Global Security Integration. “For us as an integrator, MicroPower’s unique wireless approach opens up a variety of new market opportunities with customers looking to monitor large expanses of land such as parking areas, schools and critical infrastructure sites. Furthermore, the mobile aspect of the system leads to endless installation opportunities.”
“We realized we might have an issue with cash parking collections as we were blind to the numerous transactions at remote locations taking place at one time. Our parking situation was also in a state of flux due to new construction in the immediate area,” said Brian Bowen, vice president of finance, American Airlines Center. “Cabling and trenching were expensive options and coupled with current dynamics, we needed an alternative that was somewhat portable. Since the MicroPower solution has been in place, the cameras have exposed and changed employee behavior, and cash collections have increased. The MicroPower Helios system provides an immediate and significant ROI for the American Airlines Center. We also have a cost-effective means to move cameras as our parking situation changes.”
“The American Airlines Center is an ideal use case for the Helios solar, wireless, surveillance solution because it significantly reduced the customer's installation costs and time to deployment,” said Aaron Tankersley, CEO and president, MicroPower Technologies. “A significant return on investment was realized quickly, and that is the inherent value proposition of our Helios system.”
Visit MicroPower at ISC West at booth #7141 to learn more about the Helios surveillance solution.