Axis upgrades security at Airport Fontanarossa

Former analog system migrates to network thanks to Axis encoders and HDTV resolution of new IP cameras guaranteeing superior image quality

“Axis products have made it possible to satisfy the requirements of operators, who can count on high-resolution images and a complete view of the entire apron. The enhanced video quality has enabled us to efficiently handle critical situations.“ Antonio Palumbo, Infrastructural Maintenance and SAC system Manager, Catania Airport Co..


The main airport in Sicily and the first in Southern Italy with high domestic traffic and several connections to mid-range European and extra-European destinations had an outdated video surveillance system that could no longer ensure ideal control of apron surveillance. The low-definition analog system it used did not offer sufficient image quality and left some of the airport’s areas uncovered.


To salvage the former investment, management decided to resort to employing Axis video encoders to transfer the infrastructure to IP and integrate Axis HDTV digital cameras in strategic points that could cover all the airport’s aprons. To provide enhanced efficiency and share information with other public safety institutions, the infrastructure of the network designed for the apron was separated from the local network.


With a low-budget investment compared to the cost of installing a new system from scratch, a larger area can be monitored and video quality is considerably improved. The greater reliability of the system has led to the substantial reduction of false alarms. Video information is shared with public safety institutions.

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