Security upgrade at northernmost airport

Posted On 21 Dec 2016
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Boston Networks has delivered a video surveillance and access control security system upgrade for Wick John O’Groats, the UK’s most northerly mainland airport, as part of a project to boost safety and enable the airport to handle future growth.

Operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) and located in Caithness and Sutherland, the airport offers business and leisure travellers access to Scotland’s biggest cities and is a gateway to some of the most unspoilt scenery in Scotland.

Boston Networks worked with HIAL to review their existing systems across the entire airport estate. Following the consultation, the existing solution was overhauled to create a more streamlined and effective IP security management system.

The overhaul encompassed the design and deployment of IP video surveillance and access control systems into key areas, including the arrival and departure halls, passport control and a number of remote buildings located within the airport grounds.  The fully integrated security management software platform provides operators with a single centralised real time view offering situational awareness to manage all events.

In addition, Boston Networks deployed a fibre optic network infrastructure and wireless backhaul technology to connect the main terminal to remote buildings within the airport grounds.