JFKIAT, operator of New York Kennedy International's Terminal 4, this week opened a new security operations center (SOC) as part of an extensive security modernization project done in partnership with Thales USA.
The SOC and its advanced technology will enhance the terminal's security operations, supporting the growth of Terminal 4 and providing its more than 21 million annual travelers with a safe and secure customer experience, according to an announcement from JFKIAT.
Outfitted with an airport operation control center platform and physical security information management software, the SOC will promote efficiency, effectiveness and situational awareness for T4's security department, while significantly improving outcomes through real-time management capabilities, JFKIAT said. The integrated security control center consolidates all security management and operational tools, providing those operating the system with complete control of subsystems and enabling a more timely and accurate response by Terminal 4's security personnel and law enforcement. Processes are pre-programmed for consistent responses, allowing operators to focus on alternate security items.