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Aviation Security

May 29, 2021
Mention “air travel regulations” and “technology” and many will instantly conclude these terms are mutually exclusive, at least within the realm of aviation security and airport screening. Long lines, particularly during peak holiday and seasonal travel periods, generally evoke thoughts of discouragement and anxiety, punctuated frequently by “hurry up and wait” processes. If there is any surprise at all awaiting the passenger, it is usually not a pleasant one.



Airports in general offer unique and demanding design challenges. Crowded spaces, ageing infrastructure and growing passenger counts only expose those challenges. Although forecasts vary by region, IATA predicts that passenger demands will double over the next 20 years.

Passenger demand and security threats will continue to accelerate. Designing flexibility into airports is the new norm — and not just from an architectural perspective. Technology must be designed into new or renovated facilities to help the aviation sector keep pace with security demands. Air travel regulations, security screening and technology do not have to be mutually exclusive. We’ve identified five ways in which technology will help aviation security innovate for the future.



Queue Monitoring/Behavioural Analytics

Queue monitoring solutions forecast wait times for passengers. Airport operators can use this information to make better decisions, not only with long-term trends but during disruptions and irregular operations. For passengers, the uncertainty of processing times coupled with a line of people in front of them can lead to anxiety. Having access to information can reduce that stress and manage expectations. Technology can both generate the data and use it to drive information to digital signage and mobile applications. And the same inputs that monitor and observe lines can be linked to algorithms that scan video footage and look for unusual behaviour.



Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT devices have significant potential to improve aviation security and the associated passenger experience. Not only can IoT sensors be used to generate data for queue monitoring and analytics, sensors can be used to control environmental variables, including lighting, temperature and ambient noise. The ability to monitor and control the environment in a way that is customisable for any given screening checkpoint is an exciting use case for the potential of IoT in air travel.

Mobile Applications

No application will make lines shorter. But mobile applications like U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Mobile Passport Control have demonstrated they can expedite passenger processing. Streamlined processing of administrative components can allow security officials to focus on inspection-related services. Mobile applications can also help passengers stay in touch with real-time queue information.

Screening Technologies

Technologies being developed for advanced passenger screening offer tantalising prospects for improving passenger flow while providing new ways to detect threats and make us safer. X-ray diffraction produces an interference effect so that the diffraction pattern gives information about the substances being scanned. This offers potential for identifying liquids and allowing them to stay in your bag. Small, microwave-detecting cameras using plastic- or metal-based metamaterials offer a chance to build extremely fast scanners that operate at very high refresh rates so that images can be taken rapidly and in real-time while passengers walk through.

Biometrics

Biometric technology, operating under the premise that everyone is unique and that an individual can be identified by his or her intrinsic physical or behavioural traits, is already being used in airports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is using facial-recognition software to detect fake passports. Opt-in biometric scanning could enable even greater efficiencies as programs like Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck to expand and include other steps along the screening journey.

Innovative technology, data and processes will enable intelligence-driven, risk-based aviation security to be more flexible, adaptable, and robust to detect an evolving range of threats, especially when combined with facility design and architecture. 
 

Concert Security

May 28, 2021
When preparing for an event such as a concert or a festival, security is one of the things that should be a priority. There have been a lot of incidents during festivals or concerts like the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, and the bombing in the Manchester Arena. Security and safety during these events have been tightened. Event planners are now investing in making sure the venue is secured and there are well-made emergency plans.



But having tight security shouldn’t only be present at big even...

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Farm Security

May 8, 2021
On your farm you may have valuable livestock, expensive equipment and vehicles. There are some simple things you can do to increase security on your farm, making it harder for thieves to get access to your land, livestock and equipment.



Keeping your house and farm secure

To keep your house and farm secure, there are some general things you can do:

  • Invest in good locks for doors and windows
  • Be aware of people or vehicles coming and going and report any suspicious activity to the police 
  • Keep a regi...

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Club Security

April 17, 2021
Whether you run a tennis club, a youth club or a historical society, you need to ensure that the building you use and the contents within it are safe and secure.



Clubs come in all shapes and sizes, so the use and size of a club's premises, and value of equipment stored in it, can vary widely from organisation to organisation. Whether you run a social group in a shared occupancy building or are responsible for a club with a purpose-built club-house, there are some standard measures you can take...

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Executive Close Protection

April 16, 2021
For many industries, security is of paramount importance and must encompass not only the safeguarding of staff and assets but also the individual protection of company directors and CEOs in a variety of contexts. Close protection, known as executive protection in the UK, is the service within the security industry that provides trained and licensed security professionals to ensure the safety of such high-profile individuals.



When sourcing close protection services, ensuring that the close prot...

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Marina Security North West England

April 10, 2021
It was not too long ago that marinas did not require much in the way of security. Back in the late 70's and early 80's, a polite sign may have been all that was needed to keep uninvited guests off of the piers. Today, the question is, what type or how much security does a marina require?



Marinas are essentially large horizontal facilities located throughout the country on the shores of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and coastal communities. As community focal points, marinas give boaters and onloo...

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Maritime Security UK

April 6, 2021
Maritime security is a specialised field in the marine sector, and safety officers must employ best practices to defend their vessel against both internal and external threats. These threats come in various forms, and each requires a different strategy for a proper defence. Security risks are not always malicious, but maintaining vessel safety is a constant priority.



What Is Maritime Security?

Maritime security is a general term for the protection of vessels both internally and externally. The ...

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Warehouse Security

March 22, 2021
Warehouses and distribution centres are frequent targets of burglary, theft and pilferage. These facilities contain lots of new merchandise in its original packaging, something that is highly-desirable to both professional and amateur thieves.



The large quantity of merchandise in most warehouses also brings out an emotional feeling within many people that suggests: "Wow, there are so many of these items, they won't miss just one…". This feeling can sometimes tempt people who otherwise wouldn...

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Casino Security North West England

March 16, 2021
Casinos are where people play games of chance for money. Where there is presence of large amounts of money, there are sneaky punters who are tempted to cheat or con their way into a jackpot. 



That’s why casinos spend a lot on security. In this blog, you will discover what casino security does and why casinos have pretty rigorous standards when it comes to security.

In any casino, the customer is king. This is because without their patronage, the casino will be out of business. That is why it ...

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Safety Tips For Event Security

March 15, 2021
Being on top of your event security sends a message, loud and clear, to your attendees that you prioritise their safety and well-being. It’s incredibly important to take event planning seriously enough to cover all contingencies  we give you our top tips.



GET ORGANISED AND CREATE A STRATEGY

Stay on top of things when planning your event. Before the event, conduct a detailed risk assessment to look into security issues and break everything down. Make a note of the number of guests, how high pr...

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