Vegas Airport Ups the Ante with Expanded Pelco VMS
|McCarran International Airport installed a Pelco by Schneider Electric Endura IP video management system in its new Terminal 3. The system integrates with the McCarran’s existing airport-wide Endura solution, allowing security personnel to effectively safeguard people and property from a centralized system.|
While most people who pass through McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas are on their way to gamble, the airport’s security team has doubled-down on its video surveillance by expanding its existing Pelco by Schneider Electric Endura IP video management system (VMS) in the newly opened Terminal 3.
Ranked 20th busiest airport in the world for 2011, McCarran added more than 900 cameras and integrated the video and access control systems to provide mission-critical surveillance for public and back-of-house areas, security checkpoints, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sections, baggage systems, the tram system and parking facilities. The expanded system integrates with the airport’s existing Endura solution, deployed in 2006, allowing security personnel to effectively safeguard people and property throughout the entire airport.
“Schneider Electric’s Pelco security systems have played a crucial role in protecting McCarran Airport and its patrons for more than a decade,” said David Bourgon, manager of IT services, McCarran International Airport. “With more than 41 million people visiting McCarran in 2011, the Endura solution provides us with the scalability that our airport requires as well as the tools to effectively monitor and quickly respond to events.”
According to airport officials, the system, which includes cameras in seven buildings, also can be accessed by various local law enforcement agencies and security groups. With the extension, the security team at McCarran also implemented the Endura mapping application, which makes use of existing geographical information system maps, to provide easy reference points for the cameras. The mapping gives operators the ability to pull up a map of an area at the airport and visibly see all of the cameras in that area.
Users can then click on specific cameras in that area to view the video.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with McCarran International Airport and support them in the expansion of the security system in Terminal 3,” said Sam Belbina, vice president of Pelco video security, Schneider Electric.
“McCarran has long been on the cutting edge of airport technology. The Endura VMS is the ideal solution for this airport, providing mission-critical surveillance operations, around-the-clock monitoring and unwavering reliability.”