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Airport security, customs, border patrol, airport police, airlines and retailers share a common inter­est in reliable video surveillance solutions. The XProtect® product suite seamlessly integrates with the industry’s widest choice of hardware while enabling multiple stakeholders to monitor the surveillance installation. 

Read more in the airport solutions flyer.

Industry characteristics

  • Complex physical environment with multiple buildings and large perimeter
  • Multiple users and stakeholders including airport security, customs, border patrol, airport police, airlines, travelers and retailers

Security concerns

  • Detecting suspects at passport control/security checkpoints
  • Perimeter protection
  • Suspicious packages
  • No trespassing of security areas
  • Identification of suspicious vehicles

More than security

  • Parking lot administration
  • Lost items
  • Lost luggage/luggage handling
  • Monitor wait times at security checkpoints and redirection of passengers
  • Monitor aircraft during takeoff and landing
    • Ensure luggage and food are handled with the highest standards
    • Manage operations at the fuel tanks
    • Overview activities in the immigration and customs area
    • General surveillance of the arrival and departure areas, shops and gates 

Industry demands

  • Centralized management
  • Video surveillance system with extreme reliability
  • Ability to respond quickly to active alarms
  • Unlimited scalability
  • Use of video walls
  • Easily navigate between cameras spread across multiple buildings
  • Ability to integrate add-on products and third-party applications such as video analytics, face recognition, access control or license plate recognition
  • Ability to always access video recordings of critical situations
  • Generate a new revenue stream when offered to tenant as a service
  • Multiple levels of user access rights and audit trails
  • Multiple system users with different access credentials

Suggested Milestone solutions

XProtect® Corporate

Designed for large, high-security installations distributed across multiple locations. With support for an unlimited number of cameras, users and sites, XProtect Corporate is flexible software with no limits.

XProtect® Smart Wall

XProtect Smart Wall is an advanced add-on video wall product that improves response time by displaying all the video data in your installation and giving a complete overview of large surveillance centers.

Third-party software integrations

Milestone XProtect video management software integrates with a wide range of third-party software applications and cameras. This enables users the freedom to create a custom solution to fit their needs and budget, and provides the possibility to expand with future innovations. 



Milestone Federated Architecture

Milestone Federated Architecture provides users with access to video, audio and other systems across all the individual XProtect Corporate systems in the federated hierarchy, based on the correct user rights.

Milestone Mobile

Milestone Mobile gives instantaneous access to Milestone surveillance systems via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connections. With Milestone Mobile users can view, play back and export video, control outputs and push live video from the device’s camera, helping users see what’s important to them.

Solution features

  • Milestone Federated Architecture provides users with access to video, audio and other systems across individual XProtect Corporate systems in the federated hierarchy, based on the correct user rights.
  • Edge Storage ensures video is always stored even when there is a system or network failure
  • Redundancy and Failover Recording Servers to avoid system downtime and loss of video
  • Interactive maps and Camera Navigator allow users to navigate easily across the entire surveillance installation
  • A prioritized alarm list to gain an overview of active alarms and their severity
  • Ability to bookmark certain video sections for further investigation
  • XProtect Smart Wall allows operators to get a detailed situational overview
  • Video database encryption and digital signing prevent video evidence from being tampered with
  • A flexible user rights structure allows multiple users and administrators access to any combination of sites
  • With Video Push, security officers can transmit live video from problem areas to a central security office
  • Unlimited scalability
  • Easy export of incidents with bookmarks and written descriptions of incident
  • Third-party integrations


Contact us to learn more about customized surveillance solutions for airports.

Customer stories

Smyrna Airport

Combining Milestone XProtect® Enterprise video surveillance software with network and analog cameras and integrated access control, airport public safety officers gained a full overview of the widespread facilities. XProtect makes it possible for the airport to reuse existing hardware as well as control all security components using one system..

Read more about Smyrna Airport.

Los Banos Airport

The Los Banos Airport in California near Silicon Valley is operational on a 24-hour basis with an automated fuel service available to customers around the clock. The airport acquired a video surveillance installation to avoid non-paying customers. Each costumer is supposed to pay a fee every time they use the airport and with the new video surveillance system from Milestone, airport administration can monitor the registration numbers on the planes and send users a bill if they don’t pay.

Read more about Los Banos Airport.

Varna and Burgas Airports

Milestone® XProtect Enterprise software forms the core of a surveillance system that is used not just for security but also for operational excellence. For example, video is used to monitor service activities around the aircraft, including baggage and food supply. Video surveillance can be viewed and managed centrally by personnel for both of the airports or locally at each site. 

Read more about Varna and Burgas Airports.