ADT Lands Major Contract with Boston's Logan International Airport

The contract calls for the installation of sensor devices to detect perimeter movement, automated surveillance software from Atlanta-based VistaScape Security Systems, a wireless network and continuing system maintenance.


ADT Security Services Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, today announced it was awarded the contract to provide a video intrusion detection and reporting system at Boston's Logan International Airport and other properties operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). The system will help monitor Massport's waterfront perimeter.

The contract calls for the installation of sensor devices to detect perimeter movement, automated surveillance software from Atlanta-based VistaScape Security Systems, a wireless network and continuing system maintenance. Work on the project will begin immediately.

"We were looking for a security solution that could seamlessly integrate the best of the proven security products on the market into one comprehensive system," said Dennis Treece, director of corporate security for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates Logan International. "We were happy to select ADT and VistaScape to meet this challenge."

The system to be installed by ADT is capable of detecting intruders at night and during poor weather conditions. The detection devices will be integrated with VistaScape's SiteIQ automated surveillance software, which will automatically trigger an audible alarm when violations of security rules, such as movement in restricted areas, are detected. The automated surveillance software provides full-time monitoring of incoming video signals, improving the performance of on-site security personnel and permitting them to extend their coverage to other areas of concern.

The completed system will also feature a wireless network that can give Massport security staff firewalled, secure command and control capabilities through a wireless, Web-enabled remote management system.

Paul Brisgone, director of National Government Sales for ADT's Federal Systems Division, said that before beginning field work at Logan, ADT created a working model of the system in a laboratory environment to minimize complications encountered on-site to help find solutions prior to installation.

Joining ADT on the project team as on-site project manager will be another Tyco International unit, Earth Tech Inc. Previously, ADT and Earth Tech teamed up to design and install a $4.75 million maritime security enhancement project at the Port of Oakland.

Currently, ADT, through its Federal Systems Division, helps secure 19 of the top 30 busiest airports in the United States.

The Massachusetts Port Authority is an independent, financially self- sustaining public authority operating facilities that employ more than 20,000 people and annually generates more than $8 billion in revenue for the region's economy. Logan International Airport is the nation's 18th busiest airport and New England's largest transportation center, serving more than 23 million passengers each year. Logan handles more than 1 billion pounds of high value cargo and mail and employs over 15,000 workers.

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