Real-time information sharing for airports
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April 18 '06: Security Watch Info has reported that a cooperative effort between the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey with the company Raytheon will install a new, real-time information system called the "Perimeter Intrusion Detection System" which will be used at four New York/New Jersey international airports. The system will be designed to "integrate data from several types of sensors and funnel the data to the same control center," which will then allow security and airport officials to share information.
The four airports to have the new system installed, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International and Teererboro, will be the first in the US. PIDS, SIFWatch reported, "is expected to alert security officials to suspicious goings-on that happen simultaneously or appear to be starting a trend across facilities." A spokesman from the Transportation Security Administration told SIFWatch that no such system has been tested by the agency, though they are interested in a regional communication system similar to PIDS.In addition to PIDS, a real-time, information sharing system is being built between by the Houston Airport Authority for its George Bush Interncontinental and William P. Hobby International airports. The corporation Honeywell International will help with the $3.5 million project which contrasts with the price tag of PIDS which is expected to reach $140 million, SIFWatch reported.
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