Quatar airport picks IndigoVision's access control system

June 4, 2007
June 4, 2007 -- IP video security systems provider IndigoVision has deployed an integrated system at Qatar's Doha International Airport (DIA).

June 4, 2007 -- IP video security systems provider IndigoVision announced that it has deployed an integrated system at Qatar's Doha International Airport (DIA), comprised of over 600 cameras and 200 access control points.

Installed by IndigoVision's local partner Capital Technology WLL, the open-architecture solution at DIA is integrated across the airport's LAN via the company's Control Center management software. The software allows operators to monitor live video feeds and recorded footage via CCTV from the system's network video recorders (NVR), as well as status information and alarms from the access control system.

According to the company, the software's tight integration of the access control and video management components enables a virtual matrix driven by alarm events. For instance, a salvo of cameras can be displayed when an alarm is raised from a given access point. Events within the software are generated and logged for instances such as card swipes, illegal access and tamper detection.

"In our technical evaluation, IndigoVision's system scored 87%, well ahead of the other systems tested," says Sourav Sinha, head of the IT department at Qatar Airways, the managing authority for DIA. "We were particularly impressed with IndigoVision's ability to deliver very high quality video with minimal bandwidth, its integration with the access control and alarm systems, and the powerful features of the video management software."

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