Data Storage As A Platform For Better Security – Protecting Points Of Entry At Airports And Borders

With Homeland Security and Public Safety organizations exploring new ways to use big data and data analytics, data storage is no longer just a place to save information; it’s an enabler—a platform that can help government and law enforcement officials achieve better airport and border security. – Quantun’s Wayne Arvidson discusses video surveillance long-term retention storage strategies.

U.S. Coast Guard Proposes Airport Style Security Checkpoints at Cruise Ship Terminals

While the aviation industry has implemented strict security screening regulations, cruise ship security screening remains relatively soft in comparison. This is expected to change as the United States Coast Guard looks to increase screening requirements for passengers and their baggage in 2015.

The US Coast Guard recently announced plans to standardize passenger security screening procedures at cruise ship terminals throughout the United States with the creation of the Terminal Screening Program (TSP).

Boon Edam Wins Order for First Self-Boarding Lanes in China

Royal Boon Edam today announces that they have won the order for the installation of their Airport Swinglane self-boarding security lane at Xiamen International Airport in China. This project will be the first self-boarding project in China which is not installed as part of a pilot program.

AirLive Surveillance Networking Solutions Showcased at Intersec Dubai 2015

AirLive, a leading international IP surveillance networking products and solutions provider, will participate at INTERSEC Dubai 2015 (Arena Hall, Booth: SA-F09). AirLive will display its latest innovative surveillance networking products such as Smart Focus IP-cameras, IVS IP-camera, 5- and 2-Megapixel fisheye IP-camera, Device Guard PoE Switches, and Wireless Networking Solution. Live demonstrations of the Independent Motion Investigation by CoreNVR, various AirLive IP-cameras, and the AirLive SpeedDome IP-camera will run at the AirLive stand.

Standard for Airport Security Access Control Systems

Available at No Cost to U.S. Airport Operators is the recently produced document Standard for Airport Security Access Control Systems. DO-230D provides guidance on acquiring and designing airport security access control systems, testing and evaluating system performance, and operational requirements.

Frontier Debuts Industry’s Most Nimble and Intelligent Security Controller

Frontier Security, a developer of integrated enterprise security management solutions for more than 35 years, announced the release of the Cylon Security Controller. Cylon is a unique device that provides future proofing for installations over the next decade, even as processing power improves and more security functionality moves onboard.

Aviation Experts Address Drone Fears at GTA Conference

Airport investigators, fresh after marking the 9/11 anniversary, are gathering in the GTA to share information on the latest security threats to the flying public. Police said threats made on social media against Pearson airport, other airports, and the threat of attacks by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drones, are some of the issues facing investigators at a conference next month.

Airport Network-Based Video Surveillance Solutions

The security requirements at airports are extremely high and video surveillance plays a major role in this area. Until now the task of monitoring every part of an airport has necessitated immense arrays of cameras. With its Panomera® multifocal sensor system, Dallmeier introduces an entirely new approach to video security technology. No matter where at the Airport: on take-off or landing runways, the airfield and hangars, the terminal buildings and baggage handling systems, car parks or access roads.

Sydney Airport Takes Security to New Heights With Axis

The Mission: Sydney Airport sought a more flexible, scalable solution that could keep pace with its growing operations while maintaining the highest level of security and safety that staff and the traveling public expect from an airport regularly voted one of the world’s best.

‘Smart’ Lighting System Provides Surveillance at U.S. Airport

From the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport, you can see the entire skyline of Manhattan. It is one of the busiest airports on the continent, so you’d expect it would have a strong and sizable surveillance operation. But forget about traditional security cameras. Passengers streaming out of taxis and through check-in are being watched […]

LAX Extends Incident Management With NICE Situator Web App

NICE Systems and AECOM Technology Corporation announced that they are helping Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) extend its situation management capabilities from the control room to the field. The airport deployed the NICE Situator Enterprise Geographical Information System (EGIS) Web application, which enables field personnel to view on their tablets all open security and operational […]

G4S Technology Awarded $1.8M Contract To Upgrade Killeen Fort Hood Airport

G4S Technology, an award-winning security and communications integrator, has been awarded a $1.8-million contract to upgrade security for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport located in Killeen, TX. The contract, signed in May 2014, includes a Command and Control center, Access Control, integration with the City’s existing Video Management System, and a five-year maintenance agreement on […]

Birminham Airport Deploys IndigoVision Solution – Achieves Return On Investment Within 9 Months

Indigovision’s video compression technology in both cameras and encoders delivers amazing video quality at exceptionally low bandwidth. The ability to view and control cameras from any point onsite has allowed Birmingham airport to reduce its number of control rooms. Background When the Senior Executives at Birmingham Airport were laying out plans to increase passenger numbers […]

Boon Edam And Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Work To Put Passengers In Control

Garges-Lès-Gonesse, France – Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, one of the leading airports in France, has chosen to work with Boon Edam to offer their frequent flyer passengers a smoother transit through the airport. By installing Airport Swinglane self-service gates at security pre-screening, the airport ensures that a high level of security is maintained while shortening queues […]

MorphoTrust Opens New Biometric Enrolment Centers For TSA Pre Program

MorphoTrust, along with the TSA, has recently opened six new TSA Pre™ biometric enrollment centers throughout the United States. New locations include the Boston Logan Airport, Charlotte Douglas International, Pittsburgh International, Tampa International, Orlando International, and Lambert-St. Louis International. TSA PRE is a biometric expedited screening process for frequent travelers. “The TSA Pre program continues […]

U.S. Customs And Border Protection To Open Biometric Test Facility

In step with other custom ports of entry around the world utilizing biometric passport controls, U.S. Customs and Border Protection  has announced it will open its test facility for biometric identification technology in Landover, Maryland at the end of the month. CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske revealed details of the center, which will test devices that […]

Majority Of Australians Support Biometrics To Verify Their Identities When Boarding Aircraft

Nearly eight in 10 Australians support the use of biometric-based security measures to verify the identity of passengers boarding aircraft at airports. However, they do not support airport retailers using biometrics to make customised sales offers, according to the 2014 Unisys Security Index. The Unisys Security Index is an annual global study that provides insights […]

Cubic Assigned Patent For Automatic Integrated Sensing and Access Control

A patent was awarded to inventors Jon D. Macklin (El Cajon, CA); Walter C. Bonneau, Jr., (Escondido, CA); and Bruce D. Roberts, (San Diego, CA), and was assigned patent number 8720775 to Cubic Corporation (San Diego, CA). This disclosure relates in general to securing controlled areas and, but not by way of limitation, to automatic […]

Bomb Uncovered From A Passenger In Douala Cameroon Airport

The government of Cameroon is currently trying to use an extradition convention to bring back into the country, one Mohamed Saleem who narrowly eluded security and traveled to Morocco from Cameroon after he was caught attempting to board a plane with a bomb at the Douala International Airport. The Minister of Transport, Robert Nkilli, was […]

Computer Glitch Causes Delays At Airports And Sea Ports

Passengers are experiencing disruption at a number of UK airports and sea ports after an IT glitch, the Home Office has said. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, and Birmingham are among the airports which have seen lengthy queues forming after a fault on UK Border Force computers. All sea ports where passport checks are carried out, such […]