Airport Security Management Solutions

Company CEM Systems Limited
Date 07.02.2013

CEM designs a highly integrated solution for the dynamic & pioneering Concourse 3, Terminal 3
CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, is pleased to announce their aviation-renowned AC2000 security management system has been successfully installed at the new Concourse 3 Terminal 3 in Dubai International Airport. The system was delivered by CEM business partners in UAE, Tyco Fire & Security UAE LLC and was chosen to ensure the highest level of security.

Concourse 3, Terminal 3 was part of a multibillion dollar program to upgrade and extend Dubai International Airport, making it one of the world’s largest airports by 2025.  The advanced Terminal 3 complex is reportedly the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility, with Concourse 3 alone built to accommodate 18 aircraft stands for exclusive use by Emirates and the Airbus A380 superjumbo.     

“We have worked closely with CEM and Dubai International Airport on providing a highly secure and fully integrated solution for the Concourse 3 Terminal”, said Craig Menzies, Security Division Manager, Tyco Fire & Security UAE LLC.  “Over 1200 smart card readers were installed to secure airside and landside doors within the airport, with a high-level AC2000 video interface for Dubai International Airport’s preferred video product”.

The AC2000 video interface provides the ability to associate access control alarms with real-time or pre-recorded digital video clips. This enables AC2000 to act as the central command and control for alarm management. 

“Dubai International Airport joins some of the world’s most prestigious aviation sites by selecting the CEM AC2000 system to secure Concourse 3, Terminal 3” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director EMEA, CEM Systems. “As one of the world’s largest and most progressive airports, we are proud that Dubai International Airport has selected a CEM solution and we look forward to working in partnership with them on their future development plans.”

The powerful CEM AC2000 system has a proven record as one of the most reliable and resilient security solutions available.  It not only provided Dubai International Airport with advanced access control and system failover, but was also integrated with lift controllers at Concourse 3 to allow seamless control and monitoring of access to 11 floors.

CEM also developed a two-way BACnet interface to enable fire alarms to be managed on the main AC2000 alarm handling graphical user interface (GUI).  With one fully integrated, powerful platform for video, access and fire alarm management, the customer has a central view of all alarms throughout Concourse 3.    

Responsive to the needs of the project, CEM also provided an innovative Boarding and Deplaning Route Management (BDRM) solution to aid the flow of arriving and departing passengers and support the extensive use of double boarding bridges for the A380.     

About CEM Systems
CEM Systems is part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. CEM provides highly advanced security management solutions which include integrated access control, ID badging, alarm monitoring and the industry’s most advanced and flexible range of card readers.

From a small facility to a large multi-site facility the sophisticated AC2000 access control system and advanced CEM products provide a solution to meet even the most complex needs. Each CEM system can be customized to specifically fit the needs of each individual customer, ensuring a powerful, highly tailored level of protection that simply cannot be matched in the industry. For more information on CEM Systems access control technologies, visit

Tyco Security Products and its leading brands conducts business in over 176 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employs over 2,700 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential.  Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.


CEM Systems Limited
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