Securing airport perimeters with Senstar's intrusion detection technology

Senstar's world-leading buried cable intrusion detection system, OmniTrax was the only technology that met all of the named requirements of a major US airport. The airport re-engineered perimeter security to avoid the issue of excessive false alarms while maintaining high levels of detection for intruders entering from the waterfront. OmniTrax provided the airport authority with a terrain following, all-weather, 24/7 covert detection system that pushes the detection boundary to nearly the water's edge.

Once deployed, the airport would create a literal human "tripwire" around the perimeter that would give operators the time needed to quickly assess the intrusion and respond accordingly to deter it.

The airport security team wanted to create a state-of-the-art perimeter detection capability that fit into their scheme of multi-layer, no single point of failure as a means to close the gaps around the perimeter. OmniTrax is upgradeable, meaning that as the airport expands its coverage requirements (new runways, taxiways, other additions, etc.) OmniTrax can be expanded without disrupting the original installation.

The system requires nominal routine maintenance. Most maintenance operations are visual

inspection of the protected above ground processor pedestal, and monitoring of the system console which will identify power faults, battery condition (fail-safe battery back-up is on board), and cable integrity. Being an underground technology, the cable system is naturally protected from lightning strikes, ultraviolet radiation, precipitation, and other environmental factors that naturally degrade exposed components.

With the OmniTrax system in place, airport authorities will move closer to the goal of achieving "no gaps" in their security profile, while providing security personnel a means to "see more", "do more" and provide the travelling public with greater peace of mind.

"At Senstar, we refer to the state of security at some airports as the movie set syndrome. Large investments into the front of the "set" for the audience (travelling public) to see and appreciate (airport building), but often the back of the "set" (the perimeter that nobody sees) is not as secure as it could be," Rob Welton, Director of Homeland Security, Senstar Inc.