Genetec helps Brazil’s Floripa Airport enhance safety and leisure from curb to gate

posted on 4th April 2023 by Eddie Saunders
Genetec helps Brazil’s Floripa Airport enhance safety and leisure from curb to gate

Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced that the company’s flagship unified security platform, Security Center, has been chosen by Brazil’s Hercílio Luz International Airport in Florianópolis (Floripa), to manage its physical security infrastructure, and provide operational insights.

Named ‘best airport in Brazil’ by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Secretariat (SAC), Floripa is one of Brazil’s most modern airports.

Managed by Zurich Airport Brazil, the airport underwent an extensive expansion project and reopened in October 2019 to accommodate up to 8 million passengers a year.

Today, Floripa is both a busy travel hub for domestic flights and international destinations throughout South America, and a popular shopping and entertainment destination for the local community.

“It was very important for us to choose a modern security system that could be totally integrated with the airport’s critical operations,” says Kleyton Mendes, executive manager of Zurich Airport Brazil.

“Genetec Security Center has allowed us to implement state-of-the-art technology, and integrate new hardware, artificial intelligence and analytics tools, while increasing our cybersecurity posture.”

The Genetec platform currently manages over 500 cameras and 210 doors to administrative and critical areas of the terminal, such as boarding, arrivals and customs.

Because Genetec™ Security Center is based on an open platform, it can integrate a variety of operational systems and sophisticated analytics tools such as the ability to identify and track unaccompanied luggage and generate alerts so that appropriate security measures can be taken.

Using the Security Center Plan Manager tool, the airport’s security teams can easily visualise and manage their security environments through an intuitive interface that displays the location of events and devices on geographical maps and floor plans.

Cameras, doors, automatic license plate recognition units, intercoms, and other security devices can all be operated from the same interface.

Plan Manager can also display relevant information from external systems, enriching operators’ comprehension so they can quickly make the right decision.

With Security Center, the team at Floripa has been able to put in place a smooth process to issue employee and contractor credentials.

They have also been able to streamline access for employee parking using the Genetec AutoVu™ automatic licence plate recognition system.