Axis enables comprehensive integrated security at Mauritius Airport

Mauritius Airport extends the value of its new surveillance investment through integration with building management system

"The system achieves our objectives of providing an invaluable tool for our security teams, but goes much further." said a spokesperson for InformationCommunication Technologies and Services Department, Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd.

Mission

Airports of Mauritius Ltd (AML) needed a surveillance system to support the ever-demanding roles of security agencies working at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) airport in Mauritius. The system also needed to easily integrate into the airport’s building management system, and be scalable enough to cope with aggressive expansion plans.

Solution

AML worked with South African-based Grintek, a leading Axis partner, who delivered a system utilizing 105 Axis blade video servers mounted within nine racks around the airport. The servers converted feeds from around 200 cameras to deliver digital images onto a dedicated network. This surveillance system was integrated into the airport’s Honeywell Electronic Buildings Integrator (EBI), triggering cameras to cover incidents such as access control or fire alarms. Effective video management was achieved through using Honeywell Digital Video Manager (DVM), allowing quick, targeted retrieval of incidents for use by the various law enforcement agencies that operate within SSR airport.

Result

The solution pushes the boundaries of IP-Surveillance through its integration with building management systems, such as the ability to instantly link to incidents across the airport, flagging up issues and automatically record video footage. The solution is easily scalable and is designed to cope with the airport’s expansion plans.

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