Access Control Security for the Aviation Environment

Philip Verner
Regional Sales Director,
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Access Control Security for Airports
Discussion Topics
- Access control security in an aviation
- Products available to meet airports
- Using the system beyond security….
Who is CEM Systems?
20+ years providing leading edge access control
Head Office in Belfast, UK
Part of Tyco since 2001; major brand of Tyco Security Products
Developed out of computer company – one of first to provide IT based
security management systems.
Delivering Airport-specific security solutions since formation
CEM has associate membership of the
‘British Aviation Group’ (BAG) & ‘Airport Consultants Council’
Securing the gateways of the world…
Ireland & NI
Belfast International
City Airport
England, Scotland, Wales
All BAA controlled Airports
Manchester Airport
British Airways
Hong Kong
International Airport
Singapore Airlines
Indira Gandhi
International Airport
Budapest Airport
Keflavik International
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Leaders in airport security
Middle East
Jazeera Airways
Dubai International Airport
Why Aviation-specific access control ?
• Airports are not like other facilities - higher security needed,
more external pressures
• Other unique requirements
• Door Modes
• Many more contractors than airport staff
• Influence of government means flexibility is needed in
systems deployed
• Airports always expanding and growing, with on-going
• Airport Access Control systems need to allow for all of
CEM AC2000
Airport Edition
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Why use CEM AC2000 AE?
The industry’s only airport specific
access control solution
Designed for airports by airports
• Advanced Intelligent hardware
• Highly Secure & Resilient
• Advanced Software and Systems
• Airport specific software features
CEM Intelligent Reader Range
Installed at airport airside & landside boundaries around the world
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Intelligent Reader Terminals
Card Reader/Controllers – directly to central
Internal database for off-line use - Zero
Downtime at door!
Supports most card technologies, IP65 rating,
LEDs and PIN
Readers with displays to visually confirm
response to card transactions e.g. ‘Wrong
Access’, ‘Wrong Timezone’, ‘No Access’
Assist with card management - ‘Card
Expired’, ‘Card Expiring’
Visually displays the Door Mode the reader is
in at any given time
Airport Door Modes
• Multiple Airport specific door modes. E.g.
• ‘Passenger Mode’
• ‘Lobby Mode’
• ‘Interlock ‘
• Adjust operational capabilities and use
door modes suitable for environment
• ID staff (with privileges) swipe reader and
select mode using the keypad or screen
emerald™ Intelligent Access Terminal
Revolutionary …Industry’s most multi-functional access terminal
Capacitive Touch Screen
Integrated Keypad with
scramble PIN option
IP Access Door Controller/
Card Reader
Integrated Intercom
Remote Applications
Access control
applications available at
the door…
Offline Database:
250,000 Cardholders
50,000 Transactions
All in one terminal…
emerald - Intuitive user messages
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emerald - Remote Applications
• AC2000 system intelligence directly
at the door
• Secure web-based remote
• Display important information &
system critical information
• 21 Applications available to date
Growing trend in airports –
intelligence at the edge to increase
security and assist operations
emerald - Remote Applications
– Card Details Application
• E.g. Security guard spot checks
– Visually confirm cardholder ID &
access levels
– First & Last Swipes
• Employee Time & Attendance
– Cardholders can manage their
working hours by monitoring IN/OUT
emerald - Remote Applications
Advertising on emerald
Advertise Display when emerald is not being used for ACS:
• Promote internal company messages/events
• Generate revenue – sell display space to airlines / retail outlets etc
emerald - Remote Applications
emerald Checklist App
Cardholders must answer some questions before the Reader will open the
door/checkpoint. Questions and images are totally configurable via front end GUI;
Examples of use include;
• Health & Safety purposes
• Ensure Warnings / Critical Information announcements are read
• Ensure cardholders meet airport regulations eg cardholder must confirm has relevant driving
permits before using airport vehicles or operating machinery like air-bridges
Portable ‘Handheld’ Card Readers
Handheld intelligent card reader
Large database for 200,000 cardholders & onboard WIFI
Lightweight, rugged design
Touch screen display, shows cardholders Image
Available in Fingerprint option
Provides real flexibility to airport security;
• Allows security to perform roaming spot checks in
RZ zones
• Temporary checkpoints at construction areas
• Provides cover in event of fixed reader failures,
especially at barrier locations
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Airport Passenger Segregation
Boarding and Deplaning Route Management (BDRM)
• Intelligent solution for Interlocking of door sets to control and
manage passenger flows
• Segregation of Arrivals and Departures / Domestic and
International passengers
• Interactive Touchscreen GUI for airport staff to manage and
view door status within airport areas
• Fully customisable to individual airports requirements
Boarding and Deplaning Route Management (BDRM) System
AC2000 Airport
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AC2000 Sophisticated Software
Suite of applications for airports
Aviation specific fields eg IATA code, Airline
Charge fields
Companies Applications to manage onsite
ID Badging
Airport System Link
Alarm Event Display
Video, intruder integrations
VIPPS ID Badging
• Create bespoke ID cards
• Colour code cards depending
on airport criteria and site
access levels
• Pass design application
• Single or batch printing of ID
Airport Systems Link
• Connect multiple stand alone airports to one
networked system
• Staff use same card/ID at each airport
• Increase operational efficiency
• Avoid duplication of data entry
• Increase security between airports
AC2000 Central Control & Command
• AC2000 Alarm Event Display
• Central Alarm Processing &
• View video footage
• Remotely control doors
• SMS Platform for viewing CCTV/Video,
Intruder, Perimeter Detection
• Dedicated Integration team with long
list of system integrations
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Air-bridge monitoring
Swipe card to enable air-bridge
Graphical display of air-bridge
Extensive fault and usage
Invoice airlines for use of airbridge and maintenance costs
Airport Equipment Enabling
Turn equipment e.g. check-in desks, baggage belts, X-Ray machines
ON or OFF, control use of Fixed Ground Power
Provides reporting information on length of use
• Airport can generate revenue for use of equipment by airlines
• Provides data on equipment usage for Invoicing purposes
• Ensures that only trained staff use equipment
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Vehicle Management
• Vehicle module: controls vehicle access on
airport site
• Car occupancy: controls number vehicles in
a zone eg card park
• Vehicle / Driver pass: print ID Badges/Permits for drivers and
• Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI): integrate RFID long range
vehicle readers/tags for speedy access to car parks
• Flexible integration with automated Intercom, CCTV, physical
barriers & ANPR
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Access Control Security for Airports
• Aviation access control is different
• Flexibility in products and approach are critical
• ACS security system can be used as a business
• Think outside the security box
• Important to find a good aviation Consultant &
Security Integrator
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