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Boston Networks delivers Security Solution for Wick John O’Groats Airport

Boston Networks has delivered a Video Surveillance and Access Control security system upgrade for Wick John O’Groats – the UK’s most northerly airport – as part of a major project to boost safety and enable the airport to handle future growth.

Operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) and located in Caithness and Sutherland, the airport offers business and leisure travellers access to Scotland’s biggest cities and is a gateway to some of the most unspoilt scenery in Scotland.

Boston Networks worked closely with HIAL to review their existing systems across the entire airport estate. Following the consultation, the existing solution was overhauled to create a more streamlined and effective IP security management system capable of delivering the very highest levels of security and safety for passengers and employees.

The overhaul encompassed the design and deployment of leading edge IP Video Surveillance and Access Control systems into key areas, including the arrival and departure halls, passport control and a number of remote buildings located within the airport grounds. The fully integrated security management software platform provides operators with a single centralised real time view offering exceptional situation awareness to manage all events.

In addition, Boston Networks deployed a high-performance fibre optic network infrastructure and wireless backhaul technology to connect the main terminal to a number of remote buildings within the airport grounds. Boston Networks completed the project to the tightest of timescales, whilst ensuring there was no disruption or inconvenience to airport services, travellers and employees.

Commenting on the project, Brian Hibbert, Technical Consultant, Boston Networks said:

“We are delighted to work with Wick John O’Groats Airport to design and deliver a leading-edge IP Security System to consolidate a range of security technologies into one simple interface. The new security solution will allow the airport to continue to provide the highest levels of security, whilst giving operators exceptional situational awareness to safeguard travellers, employees, buildings and assets.”

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