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The concessionaire of Brazil’s 5th largest airport invests in a video monitoring system that is already bringing operational enhancements


BH International Airport, in Confins, Minas Gerais, receives 9.6 million passengers per year on domestic and international flights. BH Airport, the concessionaire responsible for the airport, opened a tender for the video surveillance system for the new Terminal, listing 50 criteria and requiring a proof of concept to confirm whether the manufacturer’s promise was reflected in what was to be delivered.


After a practical analysis lasting more than a month, the concessionaire chose Axis Communications as the brand for the cameras for the new Terminal. BH Airport carried out the project that prioritized how well the proposal met the technical specifications for operation, safety and maintenance, while offering the lowest investment. All cameras have WDR technology with Forensic Capture that makes it possible to see important forensic details clearly. They all have IK08 or higher anti-vandal protection and enhanced image compression capacity using Axis Zipstream technology.


The project was fully developed to make the airport environment safer from the point of view of civil aviation and operational security. The images are shared in real time with law enforcement authorities. Even facial expressions that show nervousness can prompt a preventive contact action. But the advantages for BH Airport go beyond traditional video surveillance. Airport cameras can support internal investigations to analyze passenger complaints in general. Operators can use the images displayed at the Airport Operation Center (APOC) to accurately measure the aircraft’s ground time on the apron for billing airport fees. These cameras make it possible to see whether the pilot has received the right instructions, and whether the plane has been parked in the loading and unloading position correctly, since a poorly positioned aircraft can cause serious problems.

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