Centennial Airport to Install New Surveillance System


Centennial Airport, USA, plans to deploy a new facility security set-up that combines the Aquila thermal pan and tilt camera system from Liteye Systems and the Blighter B400 series electronic-scanning ground radar system from Blighter Surveillance Systems.
The combination will utilise the radar to scan and detect movement over a wide area, turning the thermal camera system to track those intrusions and allow fast identification of any possible threat or safety issue.
Tom Scott, President of Liteye, commented:  “We are delighted to be installing our security solution at one of the busiest modern general aviation airports in the world.  Centennial Airport is growing and our systems will help ensure the security and safety of all those businesses that call it home.”
Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems, said:  “Blighter and Liteye together provide a compelling and cost-effective solution for airport security as operators seek to prevent perimeter incursions as well as effectively monitoring movement between different security zones.”
The Aquila system comprises three cameras:  a high resolution thermal imager with zoom; a daylight visible camera with zoom; and a daylight/low-light wide field-of-view situational awareness camera, all packaged in a rugged 360-degree continuous rotation pan and tilt housing.
The B400 series radar features modular scanning from 90-degrees to 360-degrees in a single radar.  This fully-electronic scanning, or E-scan technology, is “unsurpassed” in ground clutter suppression with low false alarm rate.  Its ultra-slow movement detection is made possible by using Blighter’s patented low power Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) technology.  The BlighterView HMI sensor and control software allows easy integration of multiple sensors into a control panel and links seamlessly to existing security systems, including site-wide physical security information management (PSIM) software packages.
The new surveillance system is due to be installed and operational in early 2014.
(Image:  Blighter)