Airports have evolved beyond simple transportation hubs. Today, they are commercial centres comprised of service businesses, suppliers and retailers. Without taking the focus off primary security concerns – hijacking and terrorisms – airports need their surveillance systems to help them improve the operational efficiency of a complex environment.
- Security Solutions for Airports:
- Provide real-time alerts of suspicious events and pinpoints location and detail
- Enable instantaneous determination of an event’s actual scope by viewing real-time and recorded video
- Provide situation planning, response and analysis for effective event management that eliminates human error
- Capture and record all radio transmissions
The Security Layers include intelligent, wide-area surveillance, such as control rooms at the internal perimeter, near the terminals, the runways, the aircraft packing and the ground services. On the external perimeter, there is Gates Protection and Security Elements, as well as Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (Taut Wire, Special grids).
Referring to the Terminal optimization and the passenger, basic requirements are strong Access Control, Vehicle and Face Recognition, Public Safety System and Real-time Flow Measurements. Mobile Asset Control, Radar Ground Control and Thermal Cameras are also needed to surround the inner area of the airports.
Apron and Service Areas Security is based on Radars, Smart Access Control and buried cables in order to avoid any wrongdoings. There must be a special lane for all the Petrol units of each airport, while Thermal Cameral must be also placed within all the Service Areas.
PERIMETER SHIELD PARAMETERS
Airport Security is the first line of defence against trafficking of contraband, illegal import, and terrorism. The recent rise of threats worldwide has led to the emergence of a need for a force multiplier; the answer being found in the use of state-of-the-art technology.
Key technologies for Airport Security focus on Sensors, Intelligence gathering and processing tools, Mobile surveillance platforms, Command and control systems and Secure communication and IT.
Selecting individual, best-of-breed technologies however, is not efficient. The chosen technologies must be combined in such a way, as to prove the required end-to-end operational capability, which requires the expertise of an experienced Systems-House.
Airport Security perimeter shield, for example, can have a full control by using CCTV and IVA, Unmanned Perimeter Robots, Access Control, Gates Protection and Security Elements, as well as Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (Taut Wire, Special grids).
An Access Control system has several targets that need to be accomplished in order to perform effectively. The mission is to efficiently process people and goods flow, detect and stop criminal & CBRN & E. threats and to check all individuals and luggage. Access Control must be placed at all roads, airports, ports and railways. The solution to these tasks is the unified management of the entry points, the coordination with mobile forces and secured communication networks.
The key points of the Access Control system are the Command & Control centres for people, goods and vehicles and the registration of vehicles and car plate recognition. Random control is necessary, as well as checkpoints for Travel Documentary Biometry and personal goods.
COMAND AND CONTROL CENTRE
Command and Control Centre functionality is depending on an organized space of working with all the important information clearly presented in the centre, so that it is available to all responsible managers. The Command and Control Centre has a direct report of all passenger information and passenger safety status. There is also ID management and access control, video surveillance and fire/intrusion checking systems. All these actions run under the Head of Security, who is responsible of the control and supervision.