Airport World

Airports can redefine perimeter security by embracing unified solutions and deploying emerging technologies, writes Genetec’s Jon Hill.

For good reason, airside physical security strategies have traditionally focused on securing and monitoring the perimeter. It’s a proven and effective means of identifying dangerous elements or intruders at a distance before they reach more high-risk zones.

Protecting the perimeter remains a vital concern. Yet, what could once be considered a largely one-dimensional challenge has now significantly evolved. The ease with which drones can fly over high fences – and the determination of protesters to tunnel under them – has changed the game.

With an estimated million drones entering the world’s airspace each month, drone detection has become a hot topic in the discussion around perimeter protection. And it’s not as straight forward as simply treating any small device in the vicinity of an airport as hostile.

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