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TSA Announces $3.6 Million for Enhanced Airport Surveillance Technology at Dallas Love Field Airport

Thursday, October 1, 2009
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(571) 227-2829

DALLAS - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $3.6 million to Dallas Love Field Airport for the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) technology - designed to assist TSA's efforts to strengthen security at airports. The funding allows for installation of new cameras throughout the airport.

“Closed circuit TV reinforces TSA's layers of security by helping us resolve security threats and prevent hostile activity in the aviation environment,” said TSA Federal Security Director, Mike Restovich. “The addition of new CCTV cameras is an excellent use of technology to improve our security efforts at Dallas Love Field.”

The $3.6 million award, derived from fiscal 2009 funds, will enhance systems already in place at Dallas Love Field Airport. CCTV systems are an integral part of TSA and airport security operations, providing a high level of threat detection and enhancing emergency response and risk mitigation.

"The new surveillance system will significantly enhance the existing video security surveillance capabilities at Love Field and will allow us to provide a more secure environment to the flying public," said Dan Weber, Director of Aviation for the City of Dallas.

CCTV technology is used at hundreds of airports across the country, and TSA has collaborated to expand these sophisticated and integrated security networks to increase safety for airport facilities and employees. TSA also recently announced a $6 million award for additional CCTV technology and upgrades at DFW International Airport.

To learn more about TSA's security efforts and technology at airports throughout the country, visit www.tsa.gov

WHY is TSA using CCTV technology?
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems are sophisticated and integrated security networks which increase the safety and security of airport facilities, employees and passengers. The systems are an integral part of TSA and airport security operations, providing a high level of threat detection and enhancing emergency response.

For more information about TSA, visit www.tsa.gov.
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