IndigoVision Helps Birmingham Airport Increase Operational Efficiency
When the senior executives at Birmingham Airport were laying out plans to increase passenger numbers and improve operational efficiency, it became clear that the existing system and infrastructure would be unable to meet these demands. With six separate control rooms spread across the airport already, further growth would make it difficult to co-ordinate security efficiently.
The decision was made to streamline security operations with a single control room monitoring the entire airport. This would require the deployment of a new security system, with IndigoVision’s complete end-to-end solution as its backbone.
Most of the existing analog cameras were replaced with IndigoVision Enhanced IP cameras, while the remaining analog cameras were converted to IP using IndigoVision Encoders. Since all of these devices employ IndigoVision’s world class video compression, video can be streamed over minimal bandwidth.
The ability to view and control cameras from any point onsite has allowed Birmingham Airport to reduce its number of control rooms from six to one, removing communication barriers and increasing operational efficiency. In addition, IndigoVision’s open integration means that other elements of the system, such as access control and alarm management, can be managed through IndigoVision’s Control Center software.
- World class video compression technology in both cameras and encoders delivers amazing video quality at exceptionally low bandwidth. Cameras can be viewed and controlled wherever they are installed;
- IndigoVision’s Control Center management software seamlessly integrates with other security systems, such as access control and alarms, allowing management from a single user interface; and
- IndigoVision’s Distributed Networked Architecture (DNA) removes the need for a management server. Additional cameras are easily added to the system with minimum configuration and no system downtime. With DNA, the system can manage up to 100,000 cameras.