Denis Castanet, Director, Business Development EMEA, Bosch Security Systems, is speaking at the ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit on the subject of Intelligent Video Analytics. He spoke to Ross Falconer ahead of the event.
Landside security is a key focus of the ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit in Brussels. Discussing Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) with Airport Business, Denis Castanet, Director, Business Development EMEA, Bosch Security Systems, explains that IVA “can bring high value to heightened security risks in public spaces of the airport, as long as its current constraints are taken in account at the security design stage.”
“There is no magic in IVA – public spaces of airport terminals are very busy places and suspicious behaviour is the hardest thing to spot anyway, even by security guards,” he adds. “Even if technological innovations have been impressive over the last 2-3 years, IVA still cannot solve any given issue in a crowded terminal building, just like human guards can miss something.”
But, if IVA is used in less crowded areas – for example, ensuring no baggage is left in a quiet area – or set to work in a redesigned terminal entrance or check-in counters to streamline queues, it can, Castanet says, “bring high value to airport operations”.
Bosch Security Systems has equipped more than 220 airports in the last five years alone. Castanet believes that, from a technology standpoint, meaningful and efficient safety and security solutions can only be offered via a combination of diverse technologies that maximise reliability and minimise false alarms. “So, on top of benefiting from the advances in IVA for connected cars in which Bosch heavily invests, we ensure close technology connections to other key industry members, for instance in the field of face recognition or geo-localisation,” Castanet explains. “At the same time, we ensure that our supervision software, video, access control, sound, fire, and intrusion solutions can be properly and easily integrated and combined to bring a higher level of landside security.”