Upscale Facility Will Include Advanced Security System
Work continues on Premier Jet Center's elaborate $33 million
dollar, 15-acre project in North San Diego County. The facility,
scheduled to open in early 2006, will include an elegant
customer service area and pilot facilities, room for 14 offices,
and 132,000 square feet of available hangar space -- and it will
all be protected by Navigance Technologies Group's Secure Aviation
Facilities Environment, or SAFE, wireless security system.
"This is Class-A office and hangar space," said Richard Lee Sax,
Premier Jet president. "We expect fast-moving, aviation-related
businesses to make this their headquarters, rather than just
airport satellite offices."
The facilities will be prewired and equipped with advanced
telephone, computer networking, and closed-circuit and satellite
TV. Accomodations will be "as significant as an upscale hotel,"
according to Sax.
But it's the security that's most noteworthy. With the SAFE
system, every door of the upscale facility will be watched by
digital cameras, with the data continuously stored on digital video
recorders. Every door and gate access point will require a key or
microchip-coded card to open, and video cameras also can be
installed inside each hangar for interior security. Premier Jet
tenants will then be able to access the video feeds anytime on a
The level of security at the facility was determined based on
the effectiveness of security cameras used to identify suspects in
the London transit-system bombings earlier this year, according to
a company press release.
Additional security at Premier Jet will include perimeter
fencing, lighting, the latest in internet-enabled, remote-control,
pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) digital cameras with silent alarms, electronic
access controls on all gates, and 24-hour digital video
As for the costs of leasing such opulent, and secure,
accomodations, Premier Jet will offer unique pre-paid leases with
terms stretching as long as 30 years -- similar to those used in
home purchases. Such a long term is intended for customers to avoid
rate increases that can accrue every time a short-term lease is
"Our tenants lease airport space for 30 years, just like buying
a home--financing to keep payments at today’s market," said