MacArthur Airport selects IPVideo’s Sentry VMS to improve security

20 October 2013 (Last Updated October 20th, 2013 18:30)

Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA) in New York has selected IPVideo's Sentry Video Management Systems (VMS) to fully integrate all its surveillance cameras under a central video management system to improve protection of passengers, aircraft and baggage.

Long Island MacArthur Airport

Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA) in New York has selected IPVideo's Sentry Video Management Systems (VMS) to fully integrate all its surveillance cameras under a central video management system to improve protection of passengers, aircraft and baggage.

LIMA, a public airport owned by the Town of Islip, caters to two million commercial passengers a year from four runways and two helipads, and averages 500 flights a day.

The Town of Islip decided to upgrade the airport's analogue surveillance system to a more advanced digital technology, in response to the opportunity for expanded air service and potential passenger growth.

Sentry VMS allowed the airport to upgrade its existing system in order to take advantage of advances in digital video, while making the most of the previous investments by incorporating the airport's existing technology into the new system.

The Sentry VMS system provides improved features that meet the unique needs of airport operations such as high-resolution cameras that capture facial details to help officers identify persons of interest.

Additionally, the system's timeline feature helps travellers find lost property and locate their cars in the car park.

Long Island MacArthur Airport Law Enforcement chief Greg DeCanio said that Sentry VMS gives the airport fuller coverage than it had before, providing it with an extra set of eyes to help protect the travelling public.

"Sentry VMS allowed the airport to upgrade its existing system in order to take advantage of advances in digital video."

"We are pleased with the new system's ease of installation, and comprehensive flexibility, which allows us to expand as we grow our operations," DeCanio added.

"The system also provides us the ability to access video at our computers, making us more efficient and letting us monitor activity for security and law enforcement purposes at the touch of a button."

IPVideo president and chief executive officer David Antar said: "MacArthur Airport is an excellent example of how current digital technology can improve airport security in a cost-effective manner."

IPVideo, based in Bay Shore, New York, is a manufacturer of Video Management Systems (VMS) and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions.


Image: Long Island MacArthur Airport selected IPVideo's VMS to improve the monitoring of activity for security and law enforcement purposes. Photo: courtesy of Americasroof.