CEM Systems’ $2m security upgrade at Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport

The highest of security measures in place at Hong Kong International Airport including move to highly secure smart-card IP readers.

Belfast, 1st February 2011— CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, today announced that they have received a $2m contract to upgrade the CEM AC2000 security management system at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

HKIA has close to 900 aircraft movements, serves over 155 worldwide destinations everyday, and last year had over 46 million passengers pass through the airport making it one of the busiest international passenger airports worldwide.

CEM Systems and HKIA have a working relationship of over 15 years in which the AC2000 system has proven itself to be a highly reliable and powerful system.  Both parties have worked very closely on upgrading the system with the latest technology.  As part of the upgrade, HKIA will move from Wiegand to PicoPass technology and will be rolling out a further biometric expansion of CEM fingerprint card readers.

The CEM S610f fingerprint reader offers HKIA increased security by providing three levels of identity checks at air-bridges, including ID card authentication, PIN check, and fingerprint verification. The S610f has a large internal database which holds card and biometric templates at the door.  This ensures zero system downtime at air-bridges. The S610f also features an LCD screen to show personnel meaningful user messages and has many airport-specific door modes such as ‘Passenger Mode’ and ‘Lobby Mode’ for extended door open times at air-bridges.

“The HKIA upgrade is significant as over 1000 serial CEM readers will be seamlessly upgraded from Wiegand technology to PicoPass smart card technology and will use existing IP connectivity at the airport for simplified installation” said Andrew Fulton, Business Development Director, CEM Systems.  “The upgrade will also provide a platform for the future implementation of a customised ‘on-line pass application’ for airport staff of HKIA.”

The upgrade will bring HKIA into the next generation of security measures that will continue to protect its 60,000 workforce and over 46 million passengers.

About CEM Systems access control technologies
CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, provides highly advanced security management solutions which include integrated access control, ID badging, alarm monitoring, people counting systems and the industry’s most advanced and flexible range of card readers.  Powerful integration with American Dynamics Intellex digital video management systems provides a complete video and access control solution that is unmatched in the security industry.

From a small facility using the highly innovative webEntry Pro, to a large multi-site facility with tens of thousands of users enrolled in the sophisticated AC2000 access control system, CEM branded products provide a solution to meet even the most complex needs. Highly regarded in airports as the security solution of choice, each CEM system can be customized to specifically fit the needs of each individual customer, ensuring a powerful, highly tailored level of protection that simply cannot be matched in the industry.

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Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products, a business unit of Tyco International, is a unified group of world-leading access control, video and intrusion brands.  Operating in more than 40 offices with over 2000 employees, these brands- American Dynamics, Bentel, CEM Systems, DSC, Kantech, Software House and Sure-Gard- have more combined years of experience in the security industry than any other group in the world.  Our security integration platforms, built by our developers from across all product disciplines allow our customers to see more, do more, and save more.  Our solutions today are designed to be compatible with the technology of tomorrow.

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