Technocality Upgrades Security at Linden Airport With NVT Solution

Linden Airport’s new security system includes products from NVT and Keyscan

During World War II, Grumman Aircraft Corporation was located across the street from Linden Airport. Grumman started the production of the manufacture of the Wildcat, Avenger and Hellcat aircrafts and as the fighters were produced, they were towed over to Linden for test flights and delivery. After the war, Linden Airport was turned over to the city of Linden which still owns and operates the airport under contract.

The airport itself, just three miles from Newark Airport, covers an area of 188 acres, and has a landing area of 4,140ft X 100ft and conducts about 120 flight operations per day, 99% general aviation, 1% military, with about 100 aircraft based at this regional airport.

Under a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Linden Airport management was able to upgrade the regional airport’s overall security. That modernization would include: a Keyscan access control system with modern badging and biometrics, the installation of numerous IP surveillance cameras and associated modern video analytics.

The selected security systems integrator, Technocality Inc., a full service provider of security solutions, worked with Linden Airport Administration staff to design a comprehensive and advanced solution. The touch points of the upgrade included: fence entry points, public areas, fuel storage farm, hangars, runways and airport staff offices. Some of these locations were at signal transmission distances well beyond normal IEEE 100m Category 5 cable standards. The extended transmission distance became the application challenge.  In another words, what IP transmission product would be able to support this challenge?

After a review of products, suppliers and transmission technologies, the NVT TBus IP/PoE transmission solution was selected. TBus was chosen because it was the only product that could meet the meet the total application requirement including, not only performance, but also reliability and support.

“The NVT equipment enabled us to increase security enhancements due to overall cost saving via cabling time and materials also,” says Paul Dudley, Linden Airport Administrator.

Key to this cable cost savings was due to TBus allowing the repurposing of existing cable where appropriate within the airport site with distances ranging from 50 to 1000ft via coax RG6, RG59U and Cat3 voice grade cable for IP and PoE transmission.

The future for the security system will include the addition of even more strategically placed IP surveillance cameras connected and powered via NVT’s TBus Ethernet and PoE product technology.

Guy Apple is vice president of marketing and sales at NVT.

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