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. 

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.

XProtect Mobile

XProtect Mobile gives instantaneous access to Milestone surveillance systems via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connections. With XProtect 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

JFK Airport

To design and implement a new solution, the airport worked with security integrator Media Wire, LLC. The New York-based integrator designed and implemented a Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS system to manage 500 to 600 cameras, including the installation of 160 new Axis cameras.

Read more about JFK Airport Terminal One 


Green Bay Airport 

Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) is a busy, international, two-runway facility which serves hundreds of thousands of passengers annually. GRB is served by three major airlines which together provide 30 daily departures and connections to a range of global destinations.

Read more about Green Bay Airport