Heathrow’s CCTV is provided on a dedicated (secure and commercially sensitive situations) or shared basis (operational situations e.g. to monitor common use areas). Heathrow offers a new CCTV infrastructure based upon digital technologies which allows a far greater flexibility in its use and enables cross-agency collaboration.
Digital CCTV solutions have a very strong overlap with IT technologies in many areas, in particular on its convergence at the Heathrow network level to the use of Internet Protocol (IP) as the transport mechanism, and the use of digital storage technologies and server platforms.
Heathrow offers tenants access to our common CCTV infrastructure and views are requested based on business requirements. Viewing is by dedicated viewing stations.
|Service||Service hours||Service days||Critical business period|
|CCTV live viewing||Mon - Sun||24x7x365|
|CCTV central recording of images||Mon - Sun||24x7x365|
|CCTV viewing of stored images and local archiving to DVD||Mon - Sun||24x7x365|
|Down for all||Down for some||Down for one|
The Heathrow system may be interconnected via a WAN, so that operators in site 1 can also view live or recorded video from site 2. Operators in a separate control centre may be able to monitor live video over the network from cameras at any of the distributed sites, and to retrieve and replay recorded video from any of these sites.
Video images may also be displayed on a video-wall, either by decoding the IP streams back to composite video and displaying them on traditional analogue monitors, or by displaying the IP streams directly on large computer screens. Remote cameras – either wired or wireless – may be connected to the system via either a private (e.g. ISDN or leased-line) or public (i.e. internet) network. Similarly, remote operators may be connected to the system from airline headquarters.
|CCTV||Installation charge||Number of cameras||Monthly charge per camera|
|Camera (Includes 1 viewing license)||£500||1 to 4||£45|
|5 to 8||£40|
|9 to 10||£35|
|20+||Price on request|
|Additional camera views||Price on request|
|Changes to an existing camera view|
|Adding new cameras|
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