Pensacola International Airport has announced that it will be ramping up security at with a new electronic security system that is expected to cost $533,000.
The new high-tech system will include security cameras and a motion detection system with audible warning to alert airport security personnel if concourse areas are breached. The concourses will also be in need of upgrades to facilitate additional security measures for the airport.
It is estimated that an annual $120,000 will be saved by removing the need for constant monitoring of the sensitive areas of the airport.
Contracts have been tendered and discussions will begin this month to decide upon the best way forward with the best airport security systems providers.
Florida’s Department of Transportation will contribute $104,000 towards the technology portion of the project.