Migrating to the Network
To design and implement the new solution, the airport worked with security integrator Media Wire, LLC, who designed and implemented a Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS solution to manage its 500 to 600 cameras, including the installation of 160 new network cameras from Axis Communications. Providing greater access to video, the Milestone Mobile client is used by air terminal managers to view the video on their smartphones.
“We installed an extensive 10 gig fiber network to support the bandwidth needed for current and future cameras. All cameras provide video at the maximum resolutions and frame rates, no corners are cut,” said Laszlo Tordai, Owner, Engineer, and Technician at Media Wire. “It is simply unacceptable to minimize the system’s capabilities and performance because a component is not up to par with the rest of the system. We are keeping this a top-notch installation.”
Migrating Terminal 1’s system required upgrades to ensure a solid solution from the ground up. New high-speed fiber optics, switches, PoE injectors, software, workstations, and operating systems were installed. Tordai estimates the terminal has close to one Petabyte of storage due to both security requirements, and powerful analytics from Agent Vi that are used on recorded video and to search across camera views.
The new system is easily scalable and can accommodate additional cameras at any time. Terminal 1’s new Axis cameras easily integrated with the Milestone system and require less bandwidth that better allows the security team to meet the airport's lengthy storage requirements.