Airport Security Solutions
Security is the biggest challenge facing airports – and solutions usually come at the expense of speed and mobility. But with TransCore’s SecureAirports solution, featuring Amtech® radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, you can improve security while enhancing ground transportation efficiency.
Our wireless identification technology allows you to track, control, and monitor both landside and airside vehicles so that you know which vehicles are on the airport grounds, where they are, and how long they’ve been there.
Typically, airports use TransCore’s RFID-based technology as their ground transportation management systems (GTMS), automatic vehicle-identification (AVI) solutions for commercial and/or public vehicles, and /or parking revenue collection and control systems. These in turn can be paired with an airport’s existing access-control alarm-monitoring system (ACAMS) to increase security and data-gathering capabilities.
Our automatic vehicle identification solutions can provide:
- Airside and landside tracking, monitoring, and control
- Automatic staging and call-up for buses, taxis, and shuttles
- Gate-access control
- Data for automatic billings, management, and operations
- Hands-free revenue collection
- Compliance for commercial vehicle operations
For the airport manager, that means:
- Reduced congestion and maximized traffic flow
- Improved curbside use and space management
- Enhanced safety and security for passengers and airport personnel
- Increased cost recovery
A typical RFID system consists of two components:
- Transponders (tags) – Each vehicle-mounted tag contains codes unique to its vehicle. Tags are virtually impossible to duplicate and include inherent, discreet security features.
- RFID readers – Located at key ingress/egress points throughout the facility, readers automatically capture each tag’s data and immediately perform multiple security or data-gathering functions
Open - and Closed-Road Applications
Readers can operate in "open-road" and "closed-road" modes.
- Open road – RFID readers mounted over an active roadway read each tag that passes within its radio frequency energy field.
- ideal for large terminal-circulation areas, as it’s non-intrusive and doesn't interfere with vehicle movement
- Closed road – RFID readers can be used with traditional vehicle-access control devices (such as barrier gates) that require each vehicle to stop. The reader verifies the tag’s status before allowing the vehicle to enter the controlled area.
- ideal for checkpoints, Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) ramp - control points, or any area where vehicle access must be restricted