Cabin surveillance cameras
Our advanced cockpit door surveillance system (CDSS) enables crew to clearly identify possible entrants, regardless of cabin conditions, and to observe whether individuals seeking entry into the cockpit are under duress. Securaplane pioneered the use of cockpit surveillance systems with Delta Airlines.
The CDSS consists of three cameras feeding a central processing unit that, in turn, feeds video to cockpit displays or monitors. Depending on the camera field of view and mounting location, additional cameras may be installed to provide sufficient situational awareness for pilots. One controller can process up to six different cameras.
The latest Securaplane camera technology includes the following features: operates 0.1 Lux up to 150Lux, integral infra-red (IR) illumination for low light performance, auto-iris to compensate over the full light-intensity range, in-built image processing to further enhance low-light performance, and analog & digital video outputs.
First cockpit surveillance system
The first system was rapidly developed after the events of 9/11. A small monochrome camera unit with an integrated near-IR illuminator for zero lux operation was installed and flying on Delta Airlines by the end of October 2001. Although it was a flight test exercise, the entire system was fully FAA-certified and issued with a supplemental type certificate (STC). Working with Delta, Securaplane refined the design and performance of the unit to develop a cockpit surveillance system for use across the industry.