Singapore’s Changi Airport Group has awarded a contract to Genetec, a technology provider of integrated security, business intelligence, public safety and operations solutions, to upgrade its security system.

The three-year project is set for completion by the end of 2023.

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Genetec will support the airport’s security operations through the installation of a video surveillance system across the terminals.

For this purpose, it will install its Genetec Security Centre, a unified security platform that combines IP security systems within a single intuitive interface.

After a rigorous competitive tender process, the contract was secured by Genetec.

Genetec APAC commercial lead transportation Giovanni Taccori said: “Increasingly, our airport customers are understanding the deep business insights Security Centre is capable of delivering, its ability to inform and create value for multiple areas of an airport business operation, and improve the overall passenger and employee experience.”

As an innovative technology company, Genetec also creates Cloud-based solutions and services to enhance security and operational intelligence.

Founded in 1997, the company assists its global clients by means of an extensive network of resellers, consultants, integrators and certified channel partners in more than 80 countries.

In January, the airport announced a drop of 82.8% in passenger traffic in 2020, reported The Straits Times.

In 2020, the airport handled around 11.8 million passengers while in 2019, figures were nearly six times higher at around 68.3 million.

During the months of April and May, there was a 99.5% drop in passenger footfall compared with the same period in 2019.

Commercial aircraft traffic and freight volume at the airport were also affected.