Durham Tees Valley Airport Invests in CEM Airport Specific Solution

CEM Systems, an access control brand of Tyco International,announced today that Durham Tees Valley Airport, UK has chosen the CEM AC2000 AE (Airport Edition) security management system. The system will be installed by CEM Approved Reseller, Advanced Integrated Systems.

Durham Tees Valley Airport, Robin Hood Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are part of the Airports Division of Peel Holdings, one of the UKs leading property and transport companies. Currently undergoing a 56 million expansion and development programme, the Durham Tees Valley Airport has invested in improving airport facilities to reinforce its position as one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK.

As part of this significant investment, officials at Durham Tees Valley Airport turned to the same CEM AC2000 AE security management system that has been successfully installed at Robin Hood Airport since 2005 to enhance security and operations for the benefit of passengers, staff and airlines.

The CEM solution was the ideal choice for Durham Tees Valley as it has successfully been in operation at Robin Hood Airport for several years and has a proven record as one of the most reliable and resilient airport solutions available, commented Alan Inkster, Managing Director, Advanced Integrated Systems. The airside and landside doors will be secured using IP-enabled CEM EtherProx card readers which seamlessly fit into the existing cabling and IT infrastructure at the airport, Inkster continued.

The CEM EtherProx card readers are ideal for the airport environment as they connect directly over Ethernet and offer high-end reader functionality such as LCD display, keypad, and internal database for unique offline card validation at the door at all times - ensuring the highest level of system stability. The EtherProx readers also feature airport-specific door modes such as passenger and lobby mode to control passenger throughput and enhance airport operations.

A key factor in the Durham Tees Valley project was the fact that the airport will be fully integrated to Robin Hood Airport with staff able to gain access to both airports using one ID security pass, commented Andrew Fulton, Business Development Director of Tyco Internationals CEM products. In addition to both airports being integrated, AC2000 AE will also allow Durham Tees Valley officials to conduct advanced reporting on ID cards for invoicing and generating revenue, added Fulton.

The CEM AC2000 Visual Imaging & Pass Production System (VIPPS) will be used to design and print the ID passes for the staff and airlines at Durham Tees Valley. Seamlessly integrating with the AC2000 AE system, VIPPS extracts airport-specific data such as IATA code and holders informationand allows security personnel to capture images and signatures to print professional staff ID passes.

With the CEM AC2000 AE security management system installed, Durham Tees Valley Airport has invested in a highly resilient airport solution that is used by over 80% of UK airports. The system will secure its facility and can easily expand as the airport continues to grow.

About Tycos CEM Systems access control technologies
CEM Systems is an access control technology by Tyco International, an $18 billion business comprised of some of the worlds leading security brands, including access control and video solutions designed to exactly match the requirements of your business.

The CEM brand of access control provides highly advanced security management solutions which include integrated access control, ID badging, alarm monitoring, people counting systems and the industrys most advanced and flexible range of card readers. Powerful integration with American Dynamics Intellex digital video management systems provides a complete video and access control solution that is unmatched in the security industry.

From a small facility using the highly innovative webEntry Pro, to a large multi-site facility with tens of thousands of users enrolled in the sophisticated AC2000 access control system, CEM branded products provide a solution to meet even the most complex needs. Highly regarded in airports as the security solution of choice, each CEM system can be customized to specifically fit the needs of each individual customer, ensuring a powerful, highly tailored level of protection that simply cannot be matched in the industry.

With integration platforms unrivaled in the industry, our solutions work seamlessly together as well as with other Tyco products such as SimplexGrinnells fire systems and DSCs intrusion panels.

More information on Tycos access control and video technologies can be found at www.tyco.com

Philip Verner
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