Frequent air travelers are used to the airport routine. Queueing up for boarding passes, security checks, parking issues and so many other things that can make a traveler happy or disappointed. Security wise as well, there is list of airport that can be termed as good or bad. Security experts are continuously attempting on seeking the weakest link in any security and protection plan and improvise on it. With the current global threats the entire airport premise needs a high level of security. Terma, Denmark’s biggest defence company, began the project of designing the worlds most advanced wide area perimeter system and named it T.react CIP. It is the best that can be used for airpor
Frequent air travelers are used to the airport routine. Queueing up for boarding passes, security checks, parking issues and so many other things that can make a traveler happy or disappointed. Security wise as well, there is list of airport that can be termed as good or bad. Security experts are continuously attempting on seeking the weakest link in any security and protection plan and improvise on it. With the current global threats the entire airport premise needs a high level of security. Terma, Denmark’s biggest defence company, began the project of designing the worlds most advanced wide area perimeter system and named it T.react CIP. It is the best that can be used for airports.
Airport Perimeter Security – Moving to 2025 without passing GO
Airports across the globe have been exchanging information, best practices and experiences for many decades now. Together with security experts, aviation authorities and law enforcement agencies the world’s airports doesn’t look the same now.
Usual scenario at the airport shows, after routine check-in questions, different operators, electronic devices and search personnel awaits the chance that individuals take their shoes off and try again. The armed officers at last row ensures that an individual have a safe journey upto the gate –protected in the knowledge that nobody and nothing will disturb their day. At the gate individuals promptly whip their belt off for the last xray machine.
Even today, the difference between best and worst airports in the world in terms of security is still very high. There is no doubt, some airports get high funding but the difference can still be felt in terms of execution, efficiency and planning where funding has been available. In some nations the process is hampered at the hands of interdepartmental rivalries, slow moving bureaucracy, numerous 3rd party stakeholders are not able to seek common ground and even the lack and availability of experienced personnel to fill key roles.
THE WEAKEST LINK
experts are continuously attempting on seeking the weakest link in any security and protection plan. In current airport threat environment, the most vulnerable and weakest link is now the airport perimeter. Each year, in the U.S. alone, there are various or abundant airport perimeter breaches are found. Mostly are small incidents, many have a safety impact, various disrupt airport operations and rare serious attempts made to cause damage to property and lives. Driving through crash gate or airport fence is still the quickest way for a terrorist or criminal to get close to an aircraft without having to engage with security personnel. Reaction times to cross the opposite side of a busy runway within a 25 km2 area can in most cases be minutes but not seconds. Darkness and bad weather doesn’t aid at all.
issue is no longer recognizing or identifying the breach. It is constantly comprehending the situation as it unveils and then attempting to delay and defeat a known threat with greater force. In the recent years, electronic perimeter fencing systems have enhanced but still carries the biggest disadvantage of only offering “single footprint alarms”. These kind of alarms inform a user that an incident took place at a particular sector but as it is dark and raining the allocated cameras cannot offer any real clues to justify the alarm or help keep track of an unfolding event. With the constant focus on advancement of airport perimeter security, present best airports are looking beyond the realms of conventional CCTV fence and monitoring sensors along the perimeter line. They are keeping the track to completely curb their environment down to the last meter. In 2010, Terma emphasized on take a decision and solve the perimeter issues that airport encounters at present. From past two decades, the company has already delivered or catered surface movement radars to approximately 85% of globe’s key or leading airports therefore it is planning to develop an inexpensive radar system that is enabled to detect tiny moving objects in all-weather conditions across large areas.
But the concern required different or another dimension in order to accomplish the task. Something that would reinforce the comprehensive weather detection ability and translate it into an intelligent and automatic assistant to the individual responsible at 3:12 on a foggy morning.
Terma, being Denmark’s biggest defense company set the task by considering their tool bag of control systems and military command. The company has 30 years plus of rich experience in delivering large mission critical C2 platforms to allies across the globe. It is not mandatory that a military platform is compatible to fulfill the demands of the civilians market though it could be cornerstone for it, hence the first task was to develop it in more user friendly way.
After studying daily commercial security operator routines and meetings with key airports, Terma commenced the project of designing the globe’s most advanced wide area perimeter system to date. There were few parameters kept in mind while designing it:
• The way to mix the data from a broad vast range of geo-positional sensors into one holistic picture of activity.
• Ensuring that a single object would never build more than one alarm despite being tracked by an array sensors.
• Make sure that any camera in the system could be utilized automatically to follow a subject relying on its position in relation to the aim.
• Seeking an intelligent approach in which cameras could automatically hand-over tracking to each other in order to unlock the operators hands.
• Disconnecting standard camera features like focus and zoom in order for the system to utilize them instead – permitting cameras to be sharp on aim simultaneously with turning to avoid losing valuable seconds.
• Safeguarding operations from external and internal threats.
• Creating a single-touch functionality on key actions like switching between multiple simultaneous alarms and instant playback of a scene in progress.
• Using existing infrastructure and camera to get optimized investment return.
• Permitting own personnel and vehicles to be automatically identified.
• Maneuvering non-lethal sensors towards the aim to discourage further advance.
• Developing an advanced multilayered rule engine in the easiest possible way to permit layers of distinctive user rules to intelligently warn of any behavior deemed to endanger operations and reduce the risk of nuisance alarms.
• But primarily, developing the simplest user-interface ever seen in a perimeter protection system.
Having a robust software platform as a base, let Terma build world’s user friendly and intelligent wide area perimeter up to date. Terma has allocated the system name as T.react CIP. This includes hands-free operation in extreme stressful situation such as when an attack takes place, the primary job of security officer is not losing track of various simultaneous rule breakers or intruders as he seeks for help.