Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

CEM fingerprint system upgrades security at Budapest airport

A BELFAST firm which installs security systems for large buildings has seen one of its products installed in a multi-million extension to an airport in Hungary.

CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products said that the CEM AC2000 system now covers the new 'SkyCourt' at Budapest airport.

The project which began in June 2009 and was opened in March 2011, involved the construction of the 40,000sqm SkyCourt building as well as the renovation of 55,000sqm of existing facilities.

The Sky Court links two existing terminals at Budapest Airport and will double the airport's capacity.

The CEM AC2000 fingerprint-reading system was originally installed at Budapest Airport in 1995 and has been continually upgraded over the years to keep up to date with current technology.

The product includes LCD screens to provide staff with instant feedback on the system and keypads for additional security.

Andrew Fulton, business development director at CEM Systems said that the upgrade has made the airport one of the most modern in central eastern Europe.

"In addition to extending the AC2000 system to support the new SkyCourt building, Budapest Airport security system was also upgraded to meet their changing needs," he said.

"The upgrade included customised modifications, as well as the move towards highly secure smartcard technology. The move towards this smartcard technology was an important step for Budapest Airport as it brings their system in line with the latest technology."

CEM Systems which employs around 70 people in the Titanic Quarter, has won a series of contracts in recent months in Hong Kong, India, New Zealand and China.