If the Israelis know anything it’s surveillance technology.
A press release just came through on the wire announcing that Denver International Airport has selected a company based in Ra’anana, Israel to install a new security system at DIA.
The Situator system by NICE Security Group — how’s that for an Orwellian name? — will integrate “video surveillance, GIS mapping software, and access control” to create automated response plans to handle “security-related events” at the airport.
Situator will form the backbone of DIA’s Integrated Airport Management System, enabling DIA to more effectively and efficiently respond to, mitigate, resolve, and recover from security incidents, emergencies and other events.
NICE’s solutions empower organizations to capture, analyze, and apply, in real time, insights from both structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, video, and transactions.
Big Data is the new big thing within the security industrial complex. So it’s not surprising that DIA would be using such tools to watch, analyze and predict how passengers and employees will behave.
Another corporation called Science Applications International Corporation has been chosen as the the system integrator to “direct the design, development, and implementation for the project.” The first phase expected to be completed in late 2013.