Video solutions that go the distance: Connected technology for safer, more efficient airports

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On 18 February 2021, the Motorola Solutions webinar will discuss the company’s Safe Airports integrated ecosystem, which allows you to address everyday concerns, as well as emerging situations through four pillars: Detect, Analyse, Communicate and Respond. The webinar will explore how these pillars work together to address the challenges that airports face today.

Today’s airports serve as critical infrastructure around the world. Every day, millions of travellers, workers and pallets of cargo travel in and out of their doors. The main promise: Ensure the timely arrival and departure of flights while maintaining a streamlined and enjoyable experience for travellers, shippers and airport businesses. But delivering on this promise is only achievable with a foundation of safety. Everything starts with safety; it’s the centre that holds airport operations together.

At Motorola Solutions, we have created the first and only end-to-end enterprise technology ecosystem that unifies voice, video, data and analytics on a single platform, providing airports with the foundation of safety that they need by addressing their unique challenges. We have also reimagined how the technologies used to help keep airports safe can do even more: Drive efficiencies, improve productivity and generate better outcomes, because safety, efficiency and productivity are deeply interconnected. When technologies communicate and learn from each other, safety and performance improve across your entire enterprise. Intelligence advances outwards, giving you eyes and ears where you’ve never had them before. Information flows where it’s needed — from cameras, to radios, to smart devices, to command centres — and what you need to know is made clear. People collaborate in more personalised and productive ways, using any network or device that they want. Fairness and accuracy replace biases and blind spots. Resiliency increases and decisions improve.

Our Safe Airports technologies come together to efficiently keep passengers, workers and cargo secure, providing the certainty of safety that airports need to deliver on their promise: Reassuring staff and travellers that potential threats can be identified and resolved before they escalate, ensuring that, if the unthinkable happens, there are plans and technology in place to respond as quickly as possible.

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Overseeing a large, multi-zoned airport can be a challenge. From monitoring secure area perimeters to identifying potential threats, detection plays a critical role in minimising potential threats to both passengers and airport personnel.

Integrated video security utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to create high visibility across airports, monitor large areas in one view and recognise potential security gaps. Access control provides entry management, access point detection and automatic notifications for door alarm activities. Automatic license plate recognition combined with watch list alerting analyses vehicles and people entering and exiting the area — detecting potential perimeter breaks. Radio alerts ensure that all personnel, across multiple teams, are informed of critical information simultaneously.

All of this comes together to ensure that you know what is happening, with better insights to protect people, property and assets.


Airport operators are responsible for monitoring a large and diverse facility filled with secure areas, public areas, critical equipment, cargo and thousands of travellers and employees. Scouring through collected data in order to recognise points of interest across your busy airport is a demanding task. Technology can help simplify that process.

Appearance searches quickly and seamlessly explore video footage to track persons of interest moving through your facility. Integrated access control and identity search provide real-time insights into personnel movements, making it easy to find a missing employee. Unusual motion detection reveals atypical behaviour and events which need investigating.

Ultimately, these solutions and insights are crucial to cutting through the noise and highlighting important events so that you can quickly find what you are looking for and make informed decisions to take action.


Whether it’s a typical day of funnelling hundreds of passengers through the airport or an emergency situation, clear and timely communication is key to creating a safe and connected airport.

Two-way radio communications instantly and reliably connect administration, staff and local first responders. Broadband push-to-x extends your reach by enabling voice and data to be shared across devices and teams. Dispatch software makes it easy to directly share data across devices and teams, including first responders.

Connectivity — across devices and networks — is an important part of ensuring that you and your entire team are aware and informed at all times.


Being ready and aware is crucial to ensuring that your team can quickly respond to problems before they escalate. Emergency connectivity ensures instant response of first responders to your airport.

Incident management streamlines the logging of incident reports, unifies data and evidence storage,] and makes it easy to share multimedia with other personnel. CommandCentral software aggregates information feeds to help streamline incident response with informed decision making, because enabling rapid response and documenting past incidents can be the key to preventing incidents from becoming tragedies.

Taking airport safety to the next level

It’s time to reimagine what safety technology can do for your airport — driving efficiencies, bolstering performance and helping you to deliver on your promise of a safe, streamlined and enjoyable experience for travellers.

The Motorola Solutions‘ Safe Airports integrated technology ecosystem unifies mission-critical technologies to improve safety across your facility while also creating better outcomes in your day-to-day operations.

By bringing together the technologies and solutions that you need to detect, analyse, communicate and respond, we’re ensuring that your airport is better equipped to prevent threats to passengers, employees and cargo from impacting on-time departure. By enabling modern incident and operational management, you can be sure that your workers and passengers are safer and can remain focused on the task at hand.

Register to attend the Motorola Solutions webinar on 18 February 2021.

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