Camera monitor systems for greater safety on airport premises
The high volume of vehicles on an airport’s apron places enormous demands on security systems.
There is heavy, constant traffic: passenger buses, catering vehicles, aircraft tugs, de-icers, passenger stair cars and, of course, airplanes. Lose your overview here and you can quickly cause costly accidents and damage.
To help prevent such incidents, we equip all possible vehicles with top-quality camera monitor systems. These systems mostly consist of a front camera for forward driving, a backup camera for precise reversing maneuvers, and two side cameras for turning. Everything is then displayed on one of our high-resolution 7-inch reversing monitors and recorded upon request by digital video recorder.
For especially long and complex vehicles such as airport fire department buses, we provide innovative 2D/3D camera systems with 360° all-round views. This system offers a significantly better overview while maneuvering and minimizes the risk of accidents.
Passenger stairs approach – accuracy down to the centimeter
You can’t afford to have anything go wrong when passenger stairs approach an aircraft. Even the smallest scratch to an airplane can result in six-figure repair costs.
To help prevent such damage, we equip mobile passenger stairs with our camera monitor systems, allowing the driver to dock onto the aircraft with to-the-centimeter precision without causing any damage.
Distance sensors such as ultrasonic or radar sensors increase safety and precision in approaches to planes.
Where there is fire, you have to be fast
Our most common applications are airport fire trucks on the global market. Airport fire trucks equipped with our complex camera monitor systems can be found at airports in Europe, Asia and America.
In cases of fire, firefighters must be on site in just a few minutes. To be able to tell from a distance whether there are still people in the aircraft, we equip their vehicles with special thermal imaging and zoom cameras.
Additionally, their missions are recorded via mobile digital recorder and, upon request, can be streamed directly to the command center via UMTS or Wi-Fi. From there, the integrated cameras can be controlled to get a better overview of the situation. Thus, additional emergency personnel can be dispatched if needed, without the need for personnel on location to first contact the control center.
Tire pressure must be perfect
Airports have special de-icer vehicles to tackle the problem of iced aircraft wings in winter. These vehicles ensure that all ice is removed from the wings. If there is too much ice on only one of the wings, the plane could become off-balance and crash. In order to ensure that the de-icers remove ice evenly, the tire pressure on these vehicles must be exactly right. A minor difference in air pressure can lead to serious damage.
We equip all de-icer vehicles with tire pressure monitoring systems. These systems constantly monitor the vehicle’s tire pressure and give the driver both audible and visible warning when there is a measurable difference in pressure. Vehicles that dock onto the aircraft, such as luggage conveyor belts, must also maintain even tire pressure to prevent the aircraft from being scratched, which can result in very high repair costs and downtime.
- Greater safety and a better overview at the airport
- Smooth docking of vehicles to the aircraft
- Early assessment of emergency sites
- Remote monitoring and control
- Minimized vehicle and aircraft damage