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How Airports Can Increase Situational Awareness for Security

Below is an excerpt from Vidsys Founder and CEO James Chong’s recent article for Aviation Pros Online and Airport Business Magazine.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 932 million passengers in 2016, 3.8 percent more than the previous record high of 897.9 million reached in 2015. This leaves airports with an ongoing and very specific security challenge.

To operate smoothly and keep safety as the utmost priority, airport security teams must manage localized, detailed processes in addition to a diverse environment of technologies like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, internal communications and business intelligence. As air travel continues to increase along with the ongoing concerns of terrorist attacks and overall safety, airports must have a security platform that is flexible, mobile and intelligent to create a strong base for airport security and efficiency.

Airport security is complicated. It is rapidly evolving and requires officials to plan for a diverse set of scenarios, from terrorism and hijacking to active shooters, theft and fraud. In the face of such daunting security challenges, airport officials require best-in-class technology that can integrate seamlessly with the facility’s other systems to create true situational awareness.

Here are four considerations for airlines and airport operation centers to consider when building on their security system to boost situational awareness…

See the full article here.


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