McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, has received validation from the Transportation Security Administration to fully utilize automated exit lane corridors to provide a more-secure process for passengers exiting protected areas of the airport. The combination of advanced monitoring, detection and barrier technology prevent entry into secure areas and will notify airport security personnel in the event of a potential intrusion. Kaba's automated Exit Lane Breach Control (ELBC) System works in accordance with all applicable regulations without a requirement to physically staff the exit lane. The Kaba system at McCarran is the first of its kind in the United States.
McCarran is the ninth-largest airport in the United States, serving more than 41 million passengers annually. With last year's opening of its Terminal 3 expansion, McCarran implemented a number of passenger processing technologies, including automated exit lanes to facilitate the egress of arriving passengers as they exit from the secure portion of the airport on their way to baggage claim.
"Kaba's Exit Lane Breach Control has been in place at T3 from its opening, but until its recent TSA evaluation, McCarran was required to augment certain exit lanes around the clock with an employee who was tasked with watching over the doors," said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation for Clark County, Nev. "With the TSA's positive assessment in hand, our Kaba doors can now operate as they were intended - providing improved security for travelers and greater efficiency for the airport's operational needs. We're now looking at ways to install similar Kaba Lanes elsewhere at McCarran."
The Kaba Lane is designed to efficiently control passenger flow while preventing unauthorized entry, or breach, to the secure airside of the airport. The stand-alone integrated system monitors, alerts and notifies airport security personnel, in real-time, in the event of intrusion and detects suspicious pass-through or unattended objects.
"Since the beginning of operation in June 2012, the exit lane breach control corridors have undergone independent evaluations which have satisfactorily met the capabilities to prevent an exit lane breach without the presence of a guard", reports David Wurtz, Director of Business Development for Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas. "If we look at a snapshot of the airport industry today, this is an extraordinary option for airports concerned about recent changes in exit lane staffing requirements. The Kaba Lane offers a viable solution that eliminates the reoccurring cost associated with staffing exit lanes, with a relatively short return on investment. We expect this exciting news will be very well received."
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Aperio™ Integrated With TX3 System
ASSA ABLOY announces the integration of their Aperio™ wireless lock technology with the TX3 system from Mircom Group Companies, a North American designer and manufacturer of fire detection and alarm, voice evacuation and communications systems.
The Aperio integration offers Mircom customers an easy, affordable way to extend their existing TX3 systems to more openings. Aperio is a global wireless platform available across a broad range of locking hardware from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, offering the flexibility to address a variety of applications throughout any facility.
Mircom’s TX3 is a unified solution providing physical and logical access, internal building communications and property management administration tools. The IT-centric platform reduces the administrative burden of the property management by managing all building needs from a central location. TX3 Community, a unique property management solution, allows occupants to reserve visitor parking, amenity bookings, make directory changes and a variety of other requests, all from the comfort of their own suite. This layered approach of technologies enhances the occupant experience integrating wireless networked locksets, intercom, fire annunciation, social media and more.
“The benefits of Aperio enhance our existing systems without additional wiring during a retrofit or new installation and allows us the capability to provide a very efficient solution to our customers,” stated David Ito, Product Manager, Communication and Security, Mircom. “The Mircom and Aperio system becomes a cost-effective approach to enhancing the capabilities of our legacy access control systems.”
The deadbolt lock set links to your phone and recognizes when you come home. Touch the lock and the bolt will slip, allowing you to open the door without fishing for your keys.