Saab Signs New User Agreement For SAFE With Swedavia
Defence and security company Saab has signed a seven-year agreement with the Swedavia airport group for continued use of SAFE as their command & control platform for the security department at their airports.
The system integration platform SAFE (Situation Awareness for Enhanced Security) is presently used as the command and operations systems in the command centres at the Arlanda at Bromma airports. The agreement is a licence agreement but also serves as a new user agreement under which Swedavia receives free utilisation of SAFE at its ten airports in Sweden. The agreement also allows for a certain amount of functionality development at a later stage.
“The new agreement with Swedavia shows how important it is to prioritise and ensure good security for infrastructure critical to society, such as airports. Together with Swedavia, we've been able to develop an airport-specific version of SAFE that is now beginning to attract the attention of airports in other countries”, says Martin Olsson, key account manager at Saab business area Support and Services.
Knowing what is happening on the ground at an airport is important. At the Arlanda and Bromma airports this is achieved with the help of SAFE, a security system developed especially for those who work with protecting and monitoring infrastructure critical to society. SAFE integrates cameras, intruder alarms, fire alarms, entry systems and security surveillance in a centralised system that gives Swedavia and Securitas, who are responsible for monitoring Arlanda and Bromma airports, a real-time picture of the security situation.
Alarm operators at the command centres are the ones who use SAFE. They communicate with guards and other security staff via a mobile app and can send out alarms with plans of action. This contributes to, for example, an improved travel experience since passengers will notice that airport management is maintaining awareness, both around and in terminals.
“With SAFE, we have gained a system that both improves the travel experience at our airports and makes them more secure,” says Mats Paulsson, chief security officer at Swedavia. “We also gain a strategic tool that helps us to achieve more efficient and safer airports. We intend to link together all ten airports into one and the same network and SAFE is an important part of this.”
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