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Portable card readers feature in Auckland Airport security


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CEM Systems
: 19 March, 2013  (Application Story)
Auckland's international airport in New Zealand will benefit from improved security with the installation of the AC2000 security management system from CEM as part of an access control upgrade
Portable card readers feature in Auckland Airport security

CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, has been awarded the contract to secure Auckland Airport.  The industry-renowned CEM AC2000 security management system will be installed to ensure the highest level of security.  ADT New Zealand has been selected as the integrator in the project and will install the AC2000 system at the airport’s domestic and international terminals.

Australasia’s second busiest international airport, Auckland Airport is served by more than 20 international airlines. Auckland Airport has been voted as one of the 10 best airports in the world three years in a row, and is a major driver of the economy. Over 70 percent of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 14 million passengers a year.

“Being awarded the contract to secure Auckland Airport is another significant win for CEM,” said Andrew Fulton, Senior Director, Global Sales, CEM Systems. “CEM has a proven history of understanding the dynamics and needs of airports and the industry-leading CEM AC2000 system has been used to secure airports around the world for over 20 years; Auckland Airport joins some of the world’s most prestigious airports in selecting CEM Systems.”

The powerful CEM AC2000 system has a proven itself as one of the most reliable and resilient security solutions available. The system at Auckland Airport will utilize powerful AC2000 software modules including CEM’s AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging and Pass Production System), which allows security personnel to produce passes and access rights for staff and visitors. The Airport will also use AC2000 WEB Visitors which will enable system users to request and manage temporary cardholders (visitors) via a standard web browser.

AC2000 T&A (Time and Attendance module) will also be installed, offering easy to read reports of employee In and Out times. The Airport will also use AC2000 Failover to create a system with a high level of redundancy.  AC2000 Failover provides the ability to create and maintain a copy of the main AC2000 server. In the event that the main server fails, the AC2000 Failover server will immediately take over until such times as the main server is restored.

The use of CEM S3030 portable card readers was key to the security upgrade at Auckland Airport.  These readers enable on-site airport security staff to validate cards at remote sites or areas with no mains power supply and they can also be used as mobile devices for random checks in emergency evacuations.

“Our team will work to complete the installation of the CEM AC2000 system at Auckland Airport with minimum disruption to airport operations” said David Tombs, National Manager - Commercial, ADT Security New Zealand.  “The CEM portable readers will enable us to manage the system switchover without any loss of access integrity.  We will also be using existing cabling at the airport to complete the installation, keeping the project cost effective and delivered on time.”

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