Protect the lives of 4,100 million passengers

  • 18 Jul 2019
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Economic and social development throughout the world represents one of the most diverse and complex challenges facing economies of all kinds, developed or emerging; with left or right governments; financial or scarce reserves, triggering growth in this area is a major challenge.


Cities where sources of employment, housing, services and means of production are highly concentrated, obliges its citizens to move sometimes from the periphery to reach their work, education or anything else that requires them to be physically in a place specific at a specific time. And if we have other activities complementary to the lives of the people who shape the lifestyle of those who live in densely concentrated urban centers, we can observe the social, commercial dynamics and even the policy is deeply disrupted.

This fact forces governments to generate efficient mobility strategies in conjunction with companies and experts, which deliver broad-spectrum options, security policies and user confidence. Video surveillance systems for the public transport network in buses, airport control systems, transport security is a priority to protect the movement of those who live, work or transit through a city.


A special case: air transport

Air transportation is precisely the means of collective transport that has most increased its demand in recent years. According to data reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the increase has not only been significant but in terms of regional reach. Some notable findings:

1. Globally, airlines transported 4.1 billion passengers in regular services, an increase of 7.3 compared to 2016 (280 million more flights).

2. Asia-Pacific airlines once again topped the global air passenger ranking.


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According to the most recent report on aviation published in the International Air Transport Association (IATA), called "Annual Review 2019", airport security is work in a broad spectrum in which, to achieve results in the airport security, collaboration between governments and private initiative is the key.


Security, a critical aspect.

Since the commissioning of the rules such as the ban of large mobile electronic devices from the Middle East by the United States and the United Kingdom in 2017, detailed security in airports, strategic facilities and aircraft is a recurring theme, but thanks to a strong collaboration, progress is being made in the consistent strengthening of security worldwide, all based on the Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP).


The Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) identified 5 priorities that govern operation and innovation in the aviation industry,

     1. Increase risk awareness and response.

     2. Develop a culture of security and human capabilities.

     3. Improve supervision and quality assurance.

     4. Increase cooperation and support.

     5. Improve technological resources and boost innovation.


This last point is one of the pillars based on research and development, where organizations with a deep commitment to security at all levels such as Ikusi,

provide technologies, proven methodologies and global experience to strengthen airport security as it does in the International Airport of Mexico City where to assign, manage and monitor the slots with the Condor solution, optimizes this orderly and safe distribution of slots in line with the world standards of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).


It should be noted that air transport safety is not limited solely to preventing fatalities from aircraft collisions. The latest airport security demands an integrality with advanced vision. Protect strategic assets, passengers, tourists, administrative and plant personnel, law enforcement and shops within an installation such as an airport.


Ikusi deploys unified physical security solutions that integrate best practices, procedures and technologies to ensure the protection of people and assets, as well as critical operations and facilities for any activity or sector. In Mexico, Centro Norte Airport Group (OMA), which manages 12 major airports in the country, is currently working with Ikusi for security monitoring at all important points.

The company with the help of Ikusi experts, implemented a hybrid video surveillance system in each of the airports that the business group manages, focused on various security critical points subject to attacks such as vehicle and pedestrian access, inspection points and luggage, to name a few.




Information Sources
Aviation Safety Network