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El Dorado International Airport bolsters security with more than 700 cameras
Colombia’s most important air terminal integrates video surveillance, fire safety and biometric security access reader systems
“The contribution of Axis camera technology is very important in airport operations considering the reliability, security and availability of video. It has allowed us to make decisions about operations and security in a timely manner and in compliance with our operating standards.” Susana Vargas Herrán, Director of Communications, Opain S.A.
El Dorado International Airport, retaining its original location in Bogota since opening in the 1950s, has become one of the most active airports in the world, handling more than 22 million passengers and 650,000 tons of cargo per year. Growth in airport traffic there has resulted in a decision by Opain, SA, the airport’s administrative authority, to develop a project that will create the largest, most modern transportation facility in Latin America. The project calls for the inclusion of a state-of-the-art video surveillance system offering improved security for passengers, cargo, employees and all of the airport’s assets.
Given its experience with this type of project, Johnson Controls, an Axis partner, was chosen to install Metasys software to provide integrated control of video surveillance, fire and security access control systems in one platform together with existing ones for the monitoring of luggage areas, hallways, staircases, elevators, etc. During the first phases of the project, more than 700 Axis network cameras were installed including AXIS Q6035-E, AXIS Q6032 and AXIS P3343, along with AXIS M7001 Video Encoder. These cameras have significantly improved the tracking of moving images, eliminated blurred edges, and they provide video in a secure digital format.
The security team uses the video analysis tool for intelligent monitoring of the airport. As a result of great improvement gained from the first phases of the project, the implementation of further stages using Axis cameras is now being considered.