Genetec introduces Security Center to unify airport security and operations 

Genetec has introduced Security Center for Airports, a new solution designed to help airports of all sizes manage and optimise their security and airport terminal operations. Available immediately, Security Center for Airports enables security managers, Control Room operators, terminal and ground handling staff as well as passenger experience managers to work together using a single unified product tailored to their needs.

Security Center for Airports empowers customers to create a safer environment, improve airport operations and enhance passenger experience, while at the same time reducing the overall costs of operations and increasing non-aviation revenues.

“Traditionally, airports would have to work with a multitude of single-purpose products that don’t interconnect to build their Global Security Operations Centres,” explained David Lenot, airport practice leader at Genetec. “This would often create a very complex operating environment leading to slow security response time. With the growing volume of passengers, airports need help to guarantee safe travel. Many airport security teams are now rethinking their security technology strategy. With Security Center for Airports, Control Room operators, terminal operations and ground handling can all work in tandem to ensure their environment runs like clockwork.”

Safe and efficient experience

Daniel St-Pierre, deputy director for operations and IT security at Aéroports de Montréal, added: “From parking, shopping and dining to check-in and take-off, our airport, like any other, must provide a safe and efficient experience for travellers. Genetec’s unified platform helps us to make the passenger journey seamless, while also improving operations and making the airport a safer environment for everyone that passes through our doors.”

In addition to video management (Security Center Omnicast), access control (Security Center Synergis) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition capabilities (Security Center AutoVu), Security Center for Airports features a number of airport-specific capabilities including:

Security Center Flight Business Logic: Correlates flight information with other operational resources to provide a clear picture of the environment. Automates surveillance and operation management based on flight and gate information such that security teams are always in sync

Security Center Boarding Route Management: Uses Security Center Synergis to define specific routes and streamline boarding and deplaning operations. Enables airports to leverage shared or common use of their infrastructure while enforcing stronger border control for gates servicing domestic and international passengers (ex. differentiates passenger flow based on varying clearance levels)

Security Center Restricted Area Surveillance: Relies on multiple intrusion detection technologies (radar, LiDar, fence intrusion detection, video analytics and drone detection, etc) to detect potential threats across wide areas to strengthen tarmac, aircraft, traveller and staff security. Automatically tracked on geographical maps, moving targets are intuitively displayed and validated against Automatic Dependent Surveillance-broadcast position of aircraft so that airport security personnel assess and respond to threats in less time

Security Center Passenger Analytics: Security Center Passenger Analytics is an advanced analytics solution that extracts valuable insights from sensors like security cameras. Available in Security Center dashboards and a dedicated web client, Security Center Passenger Analytics helps to measure and visualise passenger counting, queues, and occupancy to predict the passenger flow and send notifications to mitigate bottlenecks

Genetec Airport Portfolio

In addition to the new Security Center for Airports, Genetec offers a broad portfolio of solutions for airports including:

Genetec Mission Control: A collaborative decision management system, Mission Control empowers airports to move beyond simple alarm management by collecting and qualifying data from thousands of sensors and spotting the most complex incidents and guiding security teams in their response following airport-specific processes and compliance requirements

Genetec Clearance: A collaborative investigation management system, Genetec Clearance helps to speed up investigations by allowing end users to securely collect, manage and share evidence from different sources with stakeholders within and outside an airport

*For more information about Security Center for Airports and the Genetec Airports portfolio visit: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/industries/airports/airport-security-solutions

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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