Heathrow Terminal 5
BAA Heathrow Airport is the worlds busiest international airport serving over 180 destinations in more than 90 countries. It consists of 5 terminals and covers 1227 hectares. Terminal 5 (T5) is Heathrow’s latest success. The £4.3 billion terminal is the largest IP aviation implementation in the UK covering 260 hectares and is the new dedicated home for British Airways. As CEM Systems operate in all BAA owned airports and have been successfully securing Heathrows other 4 terminals for over 18 years, CEM was an ideal choice to secure T5.
The T5 project required a proven, fully integrated IP security solution that would not only provide 24/7 critical security, but also aid in the efficient flow of a projected 30 million passengers each year. To secure staff, retailers and immigration police, the existing CEM AC2000 AE (Airport Edition) system installed at Heathrow was extended to secure Terminal 5.
The AC2000 AE system is a powerful and fully integrated access control system that has been specifically designed for airports. The airport-specific access control system can be customised to meet the unique and, ever changing needs of airports over time. The flexibility and high quality offered by the AC2000 AE is a key factor in its suitability for the airport environment.