Aralia Systems Ltd

Intelligent Surveillance Solutions for Airports - Secure Airport Buildings and Rail Systems with Software - Digital Control Room

Aralia Systems Ltd specialises in intelligent surveillance solutions for airports.

One of the most established intelligent surveillance companies in the world, Aralia offers a complete, three-part software security solution for airports. Founded in 1995, we have worked with public, private and governmental organisations on their mission critical security requirements.

Conceived as a solution to secure transportation and critical infrastructure applications, Aralia’s software was designed to enhance the overall surveillance and security of rail systems, airports and public buildings.

In the mid 2000s, the product was radically enhanced to become a video data mining system based around relational databases and a GUI that uses Internet Explorer. In 2010, the product was again re-imagined as a complete single-source C2 solution. The current application has more than 1 million lines of software code.

For 10 years, Aralia has worked with public, private and government organizations with mission-critical security and surveillance requirements. A strong international team of engineers and support staff work together to improve and enhance the software and support existing security and surveillance systems.

Our three-part software for intelligent surveillance solutions for airports consists of:

  • ilex: Advanced Video Surveillance
  • iberis: Digital Control Room
  • aster: Retrospective Searching

Company Profile

  • Airport Buildings and Rail Systems Surveillance Software

    Aralia’s software was developed as a surveillance solution to secure transport and critical infrastructure applications.

    Our software uses a video data mining system based around relational databases, and a GUI that uses Internet Explorer, to enhance the overall security of rail systems, airports and public buildings.

    Our software provides a single-source C2 solution, and the current application has more than one million lines of software code.

  • Ilex: Advanced Video Surveillance

    Aralia ilex logoThe first part of a complete, three-part surveillance software suite, Ilex provides all the functions of video surveillance, including analytics, recording, viewing and rapid historical search.

    Ilex is an advanced, intelligent and scalable video surveillance system, which can integrate with both existing CCTV infrastructures and the latest digital systems. It sends video data to a distributed relational database, incorporating real-time cataloguing within video picture, automatic reporting of alarms and rapid SQL-based querying of the entire stored video data.

    All configuration and video data, including analytic metadata, are stored in the relational databases.

    Our innovative approach enables Ilex to use the querying and data processing capabilities of a large-scale SQL database. Pioneered by Aralia, this approach gives Ilex a clear advantage over competing surveillance systems.

    • Configure alarms for automatic alerts
    • Key features of advanced video surveillance
    • Take immediate action: alarm alerts and event playback
  • Iberis: Digital Control Room

    Aralia iberis logoIberis is the second part of our complete surveillance software solution. A centralised, fault-tolerant database that manages all user configurations and system policies, it manages the security, alarm distribution, configuration and upgrade of large surveillance systems and can be configured to respond automatically to alarm conditions raised from the Ilex video servers without operator intervention.

    Iberis can act as an interface to existing C2 systems or function as a control room management system in its own right.

    As well as surveillance tasks, you can also use Iberis to control and integrate other aspects of your infrastructure, such as access control, chemical detection system, tracking devices, facial recognition and licence plate readers.

    • Centralised alarm reporting and control for Ilex servers
    • Automated alarm management
    • Compatible with data from tracking devices
    • Real-time cataloguing within the video picture
  • Aster: Retrospective Searching

    Aralia aster logoThe third part of our three-part surveillance software suite, Aster performs historical analysis of the analytic metadata stored in the Ilex database.

    Aster incorporates all the features found in our video cataloguing engine, allowing you to quickly and easily search for relevant video data according to definable video features.

    All captured data is of evidential quality, maintaining a full audit trail of all operator actions. Aster is designed to capture data from a wide range of CCTV sources and store the data in high-quality JPEG2000 format within a relational database.

    Aster has a full set of forensic tools for preparing cases, including a built-in report generation system that can be used to monitor the effectiveness of the surveillance system. It can also identify key characteristics of an object, which can then be used to create a template to recognise other objects with matching specifications.

    • Complex retrospective searching performed at high speed
    • Key features of Aster’s retrospective search
    • Create incident reports for easy consumption of results


Aralia Systems Ltd
13 North Parade
West Sussex
United Kingdom
RH12 2BT
  • 01403 240303