Copenhagen's Thermal Perimeter

After terrorist attempts to disrupt operations at Glasgow Airport in the summer of 2007, European airports have installed additional security devices. This article looks at the thermal imaging cameras that are being used at Copenhagen Airport. Until recently, the technology's cost was too high to be considered feasible for civilian use, but that is changing. Thermal imaging is especially useful at airports because of their complex needs for securing their perimeter while allowing access to planes, equipment and ground personnel. They are being incorporated into legacy closed circuit television (CCTV) systems at a number of international airports, including Dallas/Fort Worth, Prestwick in Scotland, and SAGAT Turin Airport. Experiences with the new systems are described, along with photos and details of installations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 28, 30-31
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01095780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2008 1:54PM