For almost two decades, airports have been trying to secure themselves from intrusions of all kinds. While airports have been able to reduce the threat of insurgents boarding planes effectively, there are still lapses in external security that could prove extremely dangerous. The security gate is by far the weakest point in any fence-based security plan.
Airports are not fortresses. In the early-morning hours of Feb. 3, 2019, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport suffered a perimeter breach, when an SUV crashed through a chain-link gate. That a vehicle was able to penetrate the perimeter at all is extremely troubling & preventable with the correct security measures.
Modern airports are international centers of human interaction and have become prime targets for terrorist groups. Keeping the public safe at airports is a big a challenge to law enforcement and airport management. Skillful designers employ modern methods to enhance the appearance of airport facilities and keep security at the necessary levels.