ADT wins security system contract at Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi

ADT Security has won the contract to provide the access control and video surveillance security systems to the new terminal 3 in Indira Gandhi International Airport, slated to open in March 2010. The US$9.3 million contract was offered by Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) who has been granted the exclusive rights to develop, manage and operate the international airport at New Delhi.

ADT Security will install a CEM AC2000 Airport Edition system specifically developed for airports and an IP Video system with analytics to help secure the new terminal. The integrated security system will provide surveillance to the multi-level and surface carpark and the metro. ADT Security will deliver the systems by end of 2009.

The CEM access control system boasts key features like single OEM hardware and software; intelligent, multi technology card readers with onboard database; web interface to CDC server for remote diagnostics and reporting and the redundancy option to work offline. Similarly, the IP Video system which will employ the latest H.264 compression technology has the ability to deliver the same high-quality digital video with savings of between 25% and 50% on bandwidth and storage requirements.

The seamless integration will enable the airport to handle operational complexity and security-related challenges in a large-scale environment. Hence, the integrated system can fully support the operational applications such as passenger reconciliation, vehicle management, aero bridge monitoring system and check-in desk enabling which are critical to the airport’s ground operations that annually handle an estimated 60 million passengers.

Spanning 500,000 square metres, the newly integrated terminal at the international airport is expected to be completed by March next year and fully operational before the Commonwealth Games 2010, which will be hosted in New Delhi.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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