Cameras will recognize suspicious vehicles A camera “shield” will soon be deployed around Brussels Airport and monitor all access roads, announced on Wednesday (17 August) the office of Interior Minister Jan Jambon (N-VA) in De Morgen and Het Laatste Nieuws .
The security at the airport was reinforced after the terrorist attack on 22 March with the installation of checkpoints and the deployment of armed officers.
The management the airport intends now to put into place a more “discreet” surveillance. Interior Minister Jan Jambon has given the green light to the installation of a “camera shield” to reduce the workload of staff that secures the airport.
The new system can recognize license plates and trigger the alarm in case of suspicious vehicles.
“The shield will be ready in the coming days,” said Olivier Van Raemdonck, spokesperson for the minister.
“Officers will conduct additional inspections only in specific cases. A rapid response team will always be on stand-by. The camera shield is necessary to gradually return to normal, with an adequate security level.”
However, the police union SLFP is skeptical. “We have had enough,” responds the union president Vincent Gilles. “If another attack occurs, the police management and the government will be responsible.”