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DEC 2017 - JAN 2018

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SECURITY MATTERS 40 airportbusiness December 2017/January 2018 By James Chong 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 rap- idly evolving and requires officials to plan for a diverse set of scenarios, from terrorism and hijacking to active shooters, theft and fraud. Airport officials require best-in-class technol- ogy that can integrate with the facility's other systems to create true situational awareness. Here are four considerations for airlines and airport operation centers when building on their security system to boost situational awareness. T he U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported that airlines serving the United States carried a record 932 million passen- gers in 2016. This leaves airports with an ongoing and very specific security challenge. Airport security teams must manage localized, detailed processes in addition to technol- ogies like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, internal communications and business intelligence. As air travel continues to increase along with the Vidsys How Airports Can Increase Situational Awareness for Security Airport security is complicated, but taking specific steps can boost situational awareness at your facility.

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