Dallas-Fort Worth airport readies for more cameras, OKs proposed

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ A Carrollton-based company, SecureNet, has been awarded a $4.98 million contract to increase the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's capacity to gradually add 1,975 security cameras.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the DFW Airport Board yesterday voted to appropriate the funds on upgrades to its Terminal Building Security Surveillance System.

The appropriation doesn't include the closed-circuit cameras, which still have to be purchased. Airport official William Flowers says the added capacity will cover security cameras for the next three to five years of airport expansion projects.

The airport currently has about 1,590 cameras installed around terminals, runways and airfields. The airport board also voted unanimously yesterday to change its rules in order to allow a proposed pet hotel to be located on the Grapevine side of the airport.

The city councils of owner cities Fort Worth and Dallas must still OK the code change. Officials hope to break ground in spring 2009.