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SECURITY
through the airport and parking garage
to understand the facility.
"That's identified as a suspicious car
with our system and it's f lagged," she
said. "We can alert them with the traffic
flow, with the congestion of the vehicles
as well."
Wang said it's important to pick a
standard off-the-shelf program that
integrates with cameras and operating
systems. It should also allow you to keep
your data and give you the opportunity to
store information onsite or offsite.
Airports need to know their facilities,
the capture points and the data that has to
carry the most weight for weighing threats
to configure the solution to the facility.
"It's more than just having the raw data
about the vehicles," he said. "You have to
be able to extract information from this
massive amount of data."
When picking a license plate reader
technology, Wang said airports should ask
for a proof of the solution to check how
the vendor got the results they claim. It
also needs to work with other solutions.
"It can't be running from a silo," he
said. "It needs to coexist with other
solutions."

A Better Set of Eyes
Nicholas V. Carter, CEO of Pharovision,
said airports remain concerned about
intruders on the airfield. Whether it be
accidental intrusion, nefarious actors or
other persons, it's a major challenge to
secure the airside. Wildlife and UAV
intrusion is also a growing concern.
There's also a growing concerned
about people trying to get out from the
airfield into the community.
"Everybody's security is focused
outward, not inward," Carter said. "That
has been a big challenge for them."
Many airports rely on traditional
fences with touch sensors to protect the
airfield. However, Carter said there are a
lot of false alarms and staff can't respond
in time to see what the issue was.
"It's a bird sitting on the fence or a
dog that touched it, or the wind or a tree
knocking against it," he said. "The other
aspect is being able to see at night. Even if
you have those types of sensors or regular
video cameras looking for intruders
it doesn't work at night, especially in
obscure parts of the airport."
Dallas Love Field (DAL) brought

Dallas Love Field
implemented the
Pharovision device
to monitor wildlife
activity on the airfield.
PHAROVISION

in Pharovision to address a bird and
wildlife issue along with UAV concerns.
The airport was undergoing a large
construction project where a sizeable
amount of outer perimeter fence was
removed, so Carter said they were able
to use the Pharovision equipment to scan
for intruders as well.
"In one case it's a coyote, in another
it's a person. Either way it doesn't matter
to the system. It's an intrusion," he said.
Pharovision uses long-range infrared
scanning systems to detect intrusions. It
can scan for miles to detect a UAV before
entering the airfield, so any potential
intrusion is seen before it's too late.
Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) uses one
system on top of the control tower to scan
the sky and one pointed to the ground
mounted to a radio tower. The high
location allows for a better line of sight.
"You're optimizing your location
for the specific target you're looking
for," Carter said. "If you're looking for
intruders, you want to put the system
pretty high up to get a good view of the
perimeter fence. If you don't have full line
of sight, then you probably want one or
more systems to get complete coverage."
TLV originally got the Pharovision
system to monitor wildlife, but a few
months ago, Carter said a f light from
Europe came in and did a hardstand. As
soon as the door opened a passenger ran
off into the darkness. They set up a scan
and it detect the intruder instantly and
he was arrested.
"Even though they had these powerful
infrared cameras, it's difficult when you
hear someone has jumped off an aircraft
and run off into the airfield in the middle
of the night because where do you look,"
he said. "If you sit there and manually look
for this person, they probably would've
missed him."
Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert"
International Airport (PAC) near Panama

City, Panama, brought in the Pharovision
system for a test. The first night it was in
operation, Carter said they found a man
who jumped the fence and was stealing
parts off of airplanes.
"We got the control tower to call out
the security forces and they directed them
because it's pitch black," he said. "The guy
who was stealing stuff saw security before
they saw him. He skirted underneath an
aircraft and we communicated via radio
to where he was."
Arleene Fábrega Conte, environmental and fauna management specialist in Panama, said Panamanian
airports have challenges with wildlife, so they need to embrace technology to build a proactive approach to
management.
"Captain Gustavo Pérez, director
general of the Civil Aeronautical
Authority, was initially interested in
seeing how the team operated and what
type of wildlife incursions existed at the
aerodrome at night," Fábrega Conte
said. "However, the big surprise was
when we captured an intruder the first
night and shortly after the equipment was
installed, so it was obvious that we had
more problems than simply the presence
of wildlife during the night. After that,
we started using the system to scan the
perimeter for intruders."
She said automated tracking mode
allows the user to track specific targets
across the environment because it tracks
what the eye can't see.
"It can cover the runway and taxiway;
In addition to covering the incursion
and detection of fauna in the air or on
the ground," she said. "It also serves as
a uniformed security to detect human
intruders throughout the area."
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Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Guru
Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
Put Out Fires
Projects of the Year
Product Focus
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