Brazil’s Hercílio Luz International Airport in Florianópolis (Floripa) is to install Security Center, a unified security platform created by Quebec-based tech specialist Genetec.

Security Center will manage Floripa Airport’s physical security infrastructure as well as providing operational insights. The Genetec platform currently manages over 500 cameras and 210 doors to administrative and critical areas of the terminal, such as boarding, arrivals and customs. Because Genetec Security Center is based on an open platform, it can integrate a variety of operational systems and sophisticated analytics tools such as the ability to identify and track unaccompanied luggage and generate alerts so that appropriate security measures can be taken.

Using the Security Center Plan Manager tool, the airport’s security teams can visualise and manage their security environments through an intuitive interface that displays the location of events and devices on geographical maps and floor plans. Cameras, doors, automatic license plate recognition units, intercoms, and other security devices can all be operated from the same interface. Plan Manager can also display relevant information from external systems, enriching operators’ comprehension so they can quickly make the right decision.

With Security Center, the team at Floripa has been able to put in place a smooth process to issue employee and contractor credentials. They have also been able to streamline access for employee parking using the Genetec AutoVu automatic licence plate recognition system.

With features designed to protect data and personal information, Security Center enables the airport to remain compliant with Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD). Using the reporting tools in Security Center, the Floripa security team is also able to create the security compliance reports required by ANAC, Brazil’s civil aviation authority, to ensure the security of critical environments.

“It was very important for us to choose a modern security system that could be totally integrated with the airport's critical operations,” said Kleyton Mendes, executive manager of Zurich Airport Brazil, Floripa’s operator. "Genetec Security Center has enabled us to implement state-of-the-art technology, and integrate new hardware, artificial intelligence and analytics tools, while increasing our cybersecurity posture."  

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