A security and technology company have been handed a prestigious award for their work in enhancing Newcastle International Airport’s surveillance systems.

Last year (2018), the North East’s largest airport engaged Gateshead-based IT Company, Advantex, to further upgrade and improve the CCTV technology across the site.

The security and technology firm, who recently installed state-of-the-art digital cameras at key locations across the airport, has now been named the “Most Innovative Solution of the Year” at the AXIS Partner Showcase Awards.

The unique IP-operated security system, devised by Advantex, has the ability to be easily upgraded to accommodate any future airport expansion or change in requirements.

This is to ensure that airport and airline employees, suppliers and millions of passengers can continually benefit from further heightened levels of safety and security across airport’s land.

Steve Duchar, IT Manager at Newcastle Airport, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Advantex have been given this fantastic award for the work that they have completed within the airport.

“The upgraded systems installed by them have not only provided a deterrent, but also are there to reassure people that they are in a safe and secure environment.”

“Using cutting edge technology means that we have also been able to improve our operational management, customer service levels and provide enhanced safety and security.

Tony Easingwood, Account Manager at Advantex, said: “We’re seeing strong demand for our IP surveillance solutions, which allow clients to migrate from older systems to sophisticated digital CCTV equipment operating from remote yet secure sites.

“The project with AXIS and Newcastle International Airport was a challenging but very rewarding one.

“We are thrilled to be recognised for building this bespoke and innovative solution for such a prestigious organization.

“To win such an award has been a fantastic feat for all involved”