Airport Facility Protection

What location is a prime target for terrorists and others looking to perform criminal acts?  If you said airports, then you would be correct.  After 9/11, airports became target rich environments, thus requiring airport security to up its game.  Reassessing every part of the security plan, from computer systems to the physical environment. Identifying vulnerable points in the physical security plan include entry and exit points and traffic control.  As a result of the increase in airport targeting, high exposure ,and human transportation volume, the TSA issued regulations governing the security of airports with commercial service to ensure secure aircraft operations. The governing regulation, 49 C.F.R. Part 1542, details how every airport operator and operating company is required to have a security program and must establish certain security areas. The main objective of physical security, designed by ARMR a division of BBRSS, is to protect the assets and facilities of the organization.

Airport security can be broken down into several key areas:

  • Location – where is the airport located?
  • Based Aircraft – as the number of planes within the airport increases the ability to monitor illegal activity becomes more challenging
  • Runways
  • Hangers
  • Operations

How is Your Airport Protection Plan?

Reviewing your physical security plan is just one of many services provided by BBRSS.  We can evaluate your plan and provide suggestions to increase your security where necessary and make sure your using correct safety products for each situation.  Do you have the correct bollards installed for traffic control? For high speed vehicle collisions? Are crash gates rated correctly for the situations they may encounter? Are your physical security products operating correctly? Do they activate during lockdown testing and scenario-based testing?

BBRSS understands the situations inherent to each airport is unique and our team of experts can assess your needs and provide state-of-the-art solutions. The physical security of an airport must be vigilant, thorough, and efficient, while providing top notch security.  Anything less carries too high of a risk.   Call Today for a Physical Security Assessment (800)367-0387.

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