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Why Remote Guarding Is A Modern Security Solution For Airports

  • By GP
  • Jun 13, 2018
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Airports arguably face some of the toughest challenges of any type of facility in terms of establishing adequate protection. When you know in advance that you’re in charge of a location that’s a frequent target for terrorism, trafficking, fraud, and other serious security issues, you need a solution that’s far more robust than a few guards on the ground. Luckily, the industry of remote guarding has emerged as a real option for airports looking to find a cost-effective way of protecting travelers and staff.

 

Remote Guarding For Airports Is A 21st Century Approach To 21st Century Problems

Would you trust all the information in your email accounts, the funds in your checking account, or the data on your smartphone to be protected by technology from 30 or 40 years ago?

If not, then why would you try to secure an airport with that same mentality?

The reality is that the world continues to change. Criminals, terrorists, and those who would do us harm continue to refine their methods and mix up their approach in order to keep their target off-balance. In response, we need to become smarter as a society about leveraging the technology available to us to improve old infrastructure such as aging airport surveillance camera systems.

Galaxy Protection can totally retrofit old and ineffective airport security surveillance systems, replacing them with robust new HD camera networks that leverage smart technology like facial and license plate recognition. Instead of paying a sleepy, minimally trained security guard to watch a low-res monitor on-site, remote guarding grants you your own surveillance team. This team watches every nook and cranny of the airport from their sophisticated control center at Galaxy Protection, and they’re staffed by knowledgable ex-military, law enforcement, and security design personnel.

Beyond the real-time monitoring, remote protection offers sophisticated data analysis that provides real insights into important security considerations like crowd movement, hot spots, blind spots, and much more. The occupants of your airport are recorded in crystal-clear HD that allows for facial recognition software to identify threats the moment they set foot through the doors. This gives law enforcement precious extra moments to prevent a criminal activity before it occurs.

 

Airport Security Systems Need To Keep Evolving

In perhaps no other type of location on the planet does one see the bustle of human comings and goings quite like at an airport. As those who would seek to do us harm continue to adapt their approach to take advantage of existing loopholes and flaws in old security technology, we need to be improving as well.

Of all industries, an airport is the last place where security budget should be a concern — yet, especially in smaller airports across the USA, aging systems continue to “guard” these facilities. This is largely due to the fear that it’s cost prohibitive to improve security infrastructure. But in 2018, nothing could be farther from the truth.

In fact, virtual security guards pay for themselves on averageĀ 9 months after being installed (compared to a traditional security guard). Galaxy Protection takes care of all the security design and installation, meaning that remote protection is actually an affordable way to improve security for even small airports.

Still have questions? Galaxy Protection has consulted with airports of all sizes and needs. Contact us today to find out how we can turn your airport from a security liability to a 21st century fortress that leaves all occupants feeling safe at all times.

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