Houston Deploys Perimeter Detection
In addition, both airports will serve as beta sites for Honeywellâ€™s advanced video processing system (AVPS), which monitors and analyzes certain behaviors captured by video.
RVS, a software system originally developed by Honeywell Aerospace and used to protect ports and track missiles, was adapted for ground use and will be used to monitor the airportsâ€™ perimeters.
At Bush Intercontinental, the system will monitor an area of 30-plus miles. In addition, AVPS uses sophisticated algorithms to track behaviors and rules.
For example, a user could search for an incident involving a vehicle moving in a certain direction at a certain speed. AVPS will be deployed in areas where ground-based radar may be obstructed by buildings or towers.
â€œThe combination of RVS, ground-based radar and video analytics tied into the pro-watch/digital video manager security management system offers airports a complete evaluation of their facilitiesâ€™ security from AOA to the very edge of the perimeter, all within a single graphical user interface,â€ said Jeremy Howard, global accounts: aviation and transportation for Honeywell Integrated Security Solutions.
The project will use a variety of Honeywell cameras as well as fixed and PTZ FLIR thermal cameras, which allow operators to view miles of the airportâ€™s perimeter. The cameras will be linked to geospatial maps allowing for easy evaluation of targets detected by both ground-based radar and video analytics.
Both AVPS and RVS will complement the airport systemâ€™s Airport Rangers program, as well as its many other security mechanisms. The Airport Rangers program is a mounted security patrol system that enables a badged surveillance team to patrol Bush Intercontinental Airportâ€™s 11,000-acre perimeter on horseback.
Installation will take approximately six to eight months to complete.