Millennium Aviation, a fixed-base operator (FBO) in Reading, Pennsylvania has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to secure aircraft valued at more than $100 million, safeguard staff and passengers, and protect itself against false liability claims. As a result, the FBO has obtained favorable insurance premiums that positively impact their bottom line. The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system was selected for its high-resolution image quality, reliable network connectivity, and simplified management tools.
“It is very difficult and costly to get insurance in our line of business, but the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system gives underwriters the assurance that they are making a safe investment,” said Peter Knight, CEO of Millennium Aviation. “Deductibles can range from $10,000 to $50,000 for FBOs that have experienced a lot of liability issues or security breaches. The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system helps drive our deductible down.”
Millennium Aviation installed Avigilon 5 MP cameras throughout the FBO main entrance, lobby, hanger, parking areas, and fuel storage area. They also installed the Avigilon 29 MP camera to effectively monitor the entire airport ramp. The management team uses the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) network video management software (NVMS) with High-Definition Stream Management™ technology from their workstations. The team leverages ACC Mobile to view live and recorded images wirelessly from anywhere on the network and installed an Avigilon Network Video Recorder (NVR) to store up to 30 days of continuous surveillance footage. The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system was installed on the airport’s existing network to manage the system and is integrated with the FBO’s access control system to monitor its vehicle entrance gate and remotely grant access when required.
Making use of ACC Mobile, management staff can monitor facility maintenance remotely, call in additional staff if required, and conduct training to ensure proper procedures are being followed. Using the Avigilon HD 29 MP camera, the FBO can zoom in from 100 feet and clearly capture a two inch section of an aircraft to check for damage to protect itself against false liability claims and save thousands of dollars each year. With the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system in place, Millennium Aviation can acquire insurance coverage from the highest-rated underwriters in the industry, lower its deductible, and attract and retain aircraft operators to grow its business.
“Millennium Aviation stores, manages and handles aircraft valued at more than $100 million. In order to protect customers’ property and ensure their safety while on site they must deploy the most advanced security solutions possible,” said Bryan Schmode, executive vice president of global sales at Avigilon. “Delivering superior image resolution, advanced management features, and excellent reliability, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system is the best long-term surveillance solution for the busy fixed-base operator.”