Airport safety is one of the more complex challenges faced by Security Teams today. Most are set up like mini cities and include restaurants, stores, entertainment, and more. It’s the Security Team’s responsibility to ensure travelers, employees, and all public and private spaces are safe and secure while limiting inconveniences for the travelers.
Most well-designed security systems include detection, alarms, intercoms, security video, access control, Security Guards, Police Officers, parking lots with barriers, and more. After careful planning, installation, and testing of an appropriate security system, Security Teams must develop processes to mitigate risk and respond to incidents when they occur. This can be a mighty challenge in such a complex environment.
Most Airports do not have fully integrated security devices and applications. In fact, multiple technologies often operating in silos, make it difficult to understand the complete picture. What’s more, most systems are not set up to monitor the operating status of each device or application. This makes it impossible to detect when something is down, malfunctioning, or compromised. Security Teams requires tools that offer detection as well as 24/7 remote and instant access along with speedy dissemination of good and productive information.