Meyertech Case Study – airport video surveillance
In the first quarter of 2015, Meyertech completed the modernisation of Cork airport’s video surveillance system which went ‘live’ on March 23rd.
Cork Airport is the international gateway to the south of Ireland and is uniquely positioned at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. It is the country’s second largest and busiest airport after Dublin and with more choice than any other airport outside of Dublin.
One of the main objectives for the airport was to leverage its existing backend infrastructure and equipment by moving the CCTV system onto its IT infrastructure and virtualised platform. By doing this it realised that not only would it save significant cost in infrastructure but also it would reduce on-going support and maintenance costs.
Meyertech’s FUSION-Eclipse Video Management Software (VMS) was chosen by Cork Airport to deliver its video surveillance system for the future, a system which ticks all the boxes now whilst also providing a base from which to build and add value in the future. Being ONVIF conformant FUSION-Eclipse is ready to be integrated with other ONVIF technologies including analytics, access control, building management and fire alarm systems.
FUSION-Eclipse offers organisations the opportunity to migrate existing proprietary DVR and NVR systems to an ONVIF conformant unified security platform operating on a secure and resilient network infrastructure by utilising an organisation’s existing NAS, SAN and other enterprise-class storage to ensure data integrity and more efficient utilisation of your storage capacity.
What Meyertech achieved at Cork Airport is to rationalise video surveillance, including the legacy elements, into an IT centric service. Daa were able to move away from a proprietary ‘black-box’ system to an IT centric system which they fully understand and have limitless opportunity to add value to and grow the system as they want it.