Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA) and Automatic Systems, the Platinum Award Winner for Best Pedestrian Entrance Control in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, have worked together for some time, and all of Automatic Systems business segments including pedestrian, passenger, vehicle and high security can be found at this airport.
Since its launch in 1991, BSCA has enjoyed an extensive expansion in both infrastructure and passengers, and because of the nature of its activities, Charleroi Airport is highly focused on securing access for its passengers and boosting throughput.
Today the airport welcomes more than eight million passengers a year, with peaks of 15,000 passengers daily in the summer, which does not include the frequent entry and exit of staff working on shifts.
To ensure the optimal throughput of passengers and staff, as well as their security and the protection of infrastructure, the airport has to rely on tried-and-trusted products as well as a reliable local service that minimizes any delays in the event of a response.
A Life-Sized Test Lab
Automatic Systems’ range of products meets all the airport’s needs in terms of security, automation and smooth passage.
Equipment comprises BL4x vehicle barriers with or without a retractable bollard, SlimLane access entry lanes, and tripod turnstiles.
Thanks to the SlimLane fitted with a boarding card reader staff are freed, with some exceptions, from checking passenger documents.
(Automatic Systems’ SlimLane range of swing doors speed gates is the most compelling product offering for security turnstiles on the market, combining maximum throughput in a minimum footprint with high speed and best in class security in a modern and streamlined design. Courtesy of Automatic Systems and YouTube.)
‘The RSBM50 and BL 44 barriers enable the airport’s perimeter to be secured, preventing terrorist attacks.
The RSB can for example stop a 7.5 tonne vehicle traveling at 80 km/h.
(Anti-terrorist retractable obstacle – RSB Protect your site from unwanted intrusions. Its structure and dimensions enables it to resist violent impacts (80km/h for 6.8 ton truck). Courtesy of Automatic Systems and YouTube.)
Just recently Automatic Systems lengthened the PAS761 exit-only doors installed at the international airport’s exit so as to enhance detection.
The airport’s collaboration with Automatic Systems began in the early 2000s, when the company installed a prototype door fitted with detectors to carry out real-life tests, as the airport was building an arrivals hall and required an exit-only gateway.
With no such solution available on the market, the airport served as a test lab.
One year later, Automatic Systems launched a finished product, used for what would become the airport’s terminal T1.
The BSCA recently took over direct responsibility for the car park management and with the aim of harmonizing its equipment, the airport has fitted Automatic Systems’ BL 229 barriers in the taxi parking area and in the new P4 car park which has only been in service since September 2018.
“An absolute priority for us is security for people and infrastructure, as well as smooth operations,” explained Pierre Deroubaix, Maintenance and Infrastructure Manager at Charleroi Airport.
“I keep in close contact with other airports, and I participate in many trade fairs on security. We even called on a consultancy for advice and to define risk thresholds.”
“We decided to collaborate further with Automatic Systems, since the ability to harmonize our site by using reliable equipment ensures security while reducing the costs of maintenance and staff training.”
“Moreover, our global service contract for the entire perimeter ensures that any of our response times are very short, something that our competitors cannot always offer.”
(See how you can lock down the perimeter of enclosed outdoor sites and ensure single-user throughput with Automatic Systems. Courtesy of Automatic Systems and YouTube.)
Automatic Systems Takes Platinum in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Platinum Award Winner – Best Pedestrian Entrance Control
Slimlane SQ Swing Arm Optical Turnstile
*Automatic Systems is a Featured Gold Sponsor of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner.
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