How to increase airport situational awareness

Nov. 10, 2022
Understand how you can improve operational awareness in your facilities and increase security, Joe Petrie writes for Airport Business.

FORT ATKINSON, Wisc., - Protecting an airport goes well beyond implementing new infrastructure or hardening facilities. One of the biggest factors in a high quality security program means situational awareness of what’s taking place across the terminal, airfield and beyond to understand what’s happening, where and by whom; or simply having a proactive knowledge of what could take place, Joe Petrie writes for Airport BusinessContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

10 November 2011 - Airport Business recently spoke with ELERTS CEO Ed English and Intelligence Analyst David Bruce about what situational awareness really means in airport operations and what airports can do to ensure effective knowledge of the workings of their facilities.

Petrie asked English "How do you see technology reshaping how airports can monitor situational awareness?"

"I mentioned earlier, crowdsourced information is crucial," English says. "To gather it with success, we must meet passengers and employees where they already are: their mobile phones. I see airports turning to technology that complements the systems already in place. The technology exists in mobile phones to geolocate, transmit media and activate cameras in areas of reporting. That is the future of situational awareness in transportation and it’s already a proven asset in many transportation venues. When we leverage information from passengers and employees, we create an environment where we move from reactive to proactive. Proven technology implemented correctly and used to its fullest potential makes everyone safer."

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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