CEM Systems 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. It 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 per cent of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 14 million passengers a year.
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 utilise 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.
CEM Systems is part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. CEM provides highly advanced security management solutions which include integrated access control, ID badging, alarm monitoring and the industry's most advanced and flexible range of card readers.