23 April Coordination of Security Forces at the Airport April 23, 2020 By Gina Wurms airport, security |server based|, |Bluetooth Low Energy| 0 A tracking solution in airports ensures that, in the event of a security problem, police and security personnel will arrive promptly at the scene. At a glance server-based localization of portable radios position overview on digital map coordination of security forces Problem Definition At an airport, critical situations and incidents regularly occur to which security personnel must respond. Often, however, an unnecessarily long time passes until a security guard arrives at the scene. Solution The localization of the digital portable radios, that the security forces carry with them, enables effective coordination of the officers and ensures that they arrive at the location of the incident quickly. In the control center, the position data of the individual security guards can be viewed on a digital map. As soon as a problem is observed or reported, the staff at the control center can determine which security officer is within the shortest distance. This officer is then informed of the incident via radio. This procedure makes it possible to have a security guard on site to deal with the problem in the shortest possible time. Technical Implementation In the airport building, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are placed at regular intervals on the walls or ceilings. Safety forces carry TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) radios with them. These have an integrated BLE chip. Besides voice transmission, the device can also be used for data transmission. A further advantage of the technology is its high availability, which, for example, is also given in tunnels and when there is a high volume of calls. The beacons emit signals that are received by the TETRA radios. Precise positioning is possible when the device simultaneously detects three beacons in its vicinity. Via the TETRA network, this data is sent from the radio to the infsoft LocAware platform®, where the position is determined. With infsoft Tracking, the control center can track the position of the forces in real time. For this solution, the control center does not necessarily have to be located on the airport premises. The reliability of the positioning remains unchanged even if there is a longer distance between the portable radios and the control center. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Passenger Flow and Wait Time Monitoring at an Airport This use case by infsoft describes a tracking solution at an airport that allows to understand how passengers move through the facility and predict waiting times. Read More Vehicle and Equipment Monitoring at an Airport This use case by infsoft describes an indoor tracking system at an airport which delivers real-time location information about equipment. Read More Indoor Navigation and Tracking of Security Guards Indoor navigation and tracking ensure the safety of a large area and the smooth running of the security service. Read More Automated Workflow Management for Security Personnel Automated, geo-based assignment of tasks to security personnel enables employees to quickly locate and resolve problems. Read More Cart and Wheelchair Tracking at an Airport At an airport, a tracking solution can help visualize and actively monitor asset locations, increasing passenger satisfaction while improving staff efficiency. Read More Improved Emergency Management for Operational Forces A tracking solution helps emergency responders to indicate hazards in unknown terrain and thus facilitates the strategic assessment of the risk situation for arriving forces. Read More Comments are closed.