The security issues facing the Aviation industry are both specific and demanding.
Airports are a hub for the movement of a large number of passengers and for the
handling of high volumes of baggage and cargo. Even in the light of the global recession
and the fact that the aviation industry lost about $9billion in 2009 and is forecast
to lose about $3billion in 2010, it is likely that airports and airlines will have
to maintain a double digit growth in security spend over the next 3 to 5 years to
meet the increasing threats from terrorists.
As the Aviation industry continues to evolve, it faces a unique set of challenges
that are set to test the ingenuity and resilience of the sector. From the tough
economic climate to the increasing overheads required to meet the ever changing
security standards and the pressure to significantly reduce carbon footprints, airports
and airlines increasingly have to use technology to help them meet their business
Common issues associated with airports include passenger and staff safety, managing
access levels and cargo theft. All these challenges can be met with an integrated
solution from Tyco Security Products.
Passenger safety is paramount to the carriers as their reputation depends on it
and the ever present potential threat to staff of aggressive passengers must also
be managed effectively. With large open public areas to monitor and issues such
as unattended bags to track, having cameras positioned effectively and recording
high quality images is an essential deterrent. It gives peace of mind knowing that
any incidents will be seen on cameras and then recorded onto the Digital Video Management
System. Video clips can be quickly exported to DVD/USB for any ensuing police investigation.
Tyco Security Products can provide a range of solutions from standalone access control,
CCTV, intruder and Fire systems to a customized single screen solution that will
integrate not only those platforms but will link to other airport systems to produce
a centralized control system that can address not only the needs of the security
department but can provide crucial information to other areas of the business.
Historically the security systems within airports were typically standalone systems,
but increasingly airports are integrating systems to provide a more business centric
In today's climate of volatile threat levels it is vital to ensure that only authorized
personnel have access to restricted areas. Electronic security can help achieve
this. Our access control products have specific features designed to meet the needs
of an aviation environment from the advanced monitoring of doors to reduce false
alarms to the ability to have a portable reader that can be used to validate staff
at remote areas of the airport where cabling infrastructure does not exist. If the
identified threat level increases, the operation of the system can be changed to
reflect this, meaning individual access levels can be automatically amended and
security levels heightened. Beyond the security environment the access control system
can be used to help in areas from Health and Safety by allowing only trained operators
to use certain equipment to "green" initiatives such as "car pooling" where staff
share cars to get to work and the access control system can monitor this to provide
reports which can be used to help meet the airports carbon footprint target.
The CCTV products have been developed not only to be used to address the normal
security requirements of monitoring terminal buildings, baggage movement, car parks,
and perimeter boundaries which are paramount, but also to meet more operational
requirements. The Tyco solutions can monitor maintenance crews as they perform aircraft
repairs and maintenance to help meet the operational guidelines issued by control
Total Integration with External Agencies
Not only is it vital for personnel to be monitored the same applies to vehicles.
Our software seamlessly integrates with both APNR and Video Analytics applications
which in turn integrates with external agencies software to quickly identify the
illegal movement of vehicles.
Effective remote monitoring of ground logistics such as the handling of cargo, baggage
offload, refuelling etc are all crucial to smooth operations. With an integrated
video and access control system all these are monitored and alarms and events are
captured 24/7 so high value cargo can be tracked, and incidents such as accidents,
injury or theft can be reviewed on recorded video footage.
With experience in over 130 airports worldwide an integrated solution from Tyco
can provide systems that will meet the current needs of the security department
and be flexible enough to grow and adapt as the business changes.
Please view our "Special Applications" for the Aviation sector on our website.