Johnson Controls has been selected to provide the HVAC control system (BMS), access control and security management platform for the $165 million Adelaide Airport terminal expansion project.

To be completed by 2021, Adelaide Airport services just over eight million passengers per year, making it the fifth-largest domestic and sixth-largest international airport in the country.

In an Australian first, Johnson Controls will install the highly sophisticated aviation-specific CEM AC2000 Airport access control system, a fully integrated security management platform together with the latest Metasys 10.0 building management system at Adelaide Airport and nearby Parafield Airport.

The expansion project will result in a longer terminal with more aircraft parking, additional boarding gates and shopping outlets.

It also includes a services upgrade to Parafield Airport, the premier general aviation and international training airport.

The expansion and services upgrade follows the addition of dual international and domestic terminals in 2005.

The next crucial stage of development involves Johnson Controls delivering a future focused technology platform with advanced systems that adhere to and support the stringent security, health and safety requirements of the aviation environment.

As well as upgrading the existing BMS system and replacing the current access control platform, Johnson Controls will roll out new systems as part of the terminal expansion.

Johnson Controls was the chosen partner responsible for implementing the original Metasys BMS platform together with access control and CCTV systems at Adelaide Airport in 2005, and the company has undertaken ongoing maintenance for the dual terminal ever since.

The new Metasys 10.0, introduced to Australia in 2019, is designed to deliver more unified building management functionality with smarter building automation, faster responses to critical alarms and new integrations with fire detection, security and lighting systems – all with visibility from a single common interface.

Metasys has proven to be a robust and capable BMS platform since it was first implemented at the airport, with the latest release bringing further enhancements in integration capability, advanced diagnostics, sophisticated algorithms and an exceptional multi-platform user interface.

The open platform is able to integrate both HVAC and non-HVAC systems making it possible to truly leverage data in the IoT world.

Metasys is also the preferred platform by major international airports including Nashville, Kansai, El Dorado, Dubai, Mumbai and Leonardo da Vinci.

In an environment where security is of paramount importance, the CEM AC2000 Airport platform provides a highly stable, reliable and resilient solution, the company said.

It is the only airport specific access control system designed to run Check-In Desk Enabling, Passenger Segregation and Air-bridge Control which is why it has been adopted by international airports for the past 25 years.

The AC2000 will provide high levels of integration, with one powerful command and control front-end for alarm management of multiple airport security systems; including access control, video, intrusion, fire, perimeter detection and much more.

The system will be supported by the installation of CCTV within the terminal expansion. The AC2000 system encompasses all the core software features with a host of additional functions that have been specifically designed for airports including card charging, authorisers, airport utilities and IATA code.

Adelaide will join the ranks of other international airports that have implemented CEM AC2000 Airport, such as Heathrow and Gatwick airports in the United Kingdom, as well as international airports in Hong Kong, Dubai, Vancouver and India.

Johnson Controls said the system upgrade will be completed in 2020, well before the terminal expansion project is completed in 2021.



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