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Houston Airport System, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Roadway Security Camera Strategy

Burns consulted the Houston Airport System on surveillance system design and implementation, improving traffic flow amid a major terminal redevelopment program.

Record-setting passenger volumes at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) prompted Houston Airport System (HAS) to undertake a major expansion and refurbishment program. The IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program (ITRP) includes an International Central Processor (ICP), renovated Terminal D concourse, and new international concourse Pier D West.

The redevelopment program requires significant construction on roadways approaching Terminals C, D and E. The ITRP, combined with a surge in passenger volumes in 2022, resulted in significant traffic congestion during peak travel times.

Burns evaluated roadway camera systems and advised IAH on technology improvements to provide surveillance of critical roadways, enabling IAH to quickly adapt and adjust traffic flow. Camera analytics can effectively assist traffic-control efforts through detection of slow-moving vehicles and automated surveillance of drop-off zones. Leveraging these capabilities significantly enhances the airport system’s ability to detect, assess, and react to roadway issues.

Burns’ security-system designs included:

  • Surveillance camera selection
  • Information Technology infrastructure
  • Power supply for cameras, video transmission, and internet connections

Additional IAH consulting projects include technology system design services for the ITRP and for an Integrated Coordination Center within a new General Services Facility, as well as a 5G Readiness Plan.


Houston, TX


Houston Airport System



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