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'Camera shield' takes over Brussels Airport security
Responsibility for the security around Brussels Airport is set to shift this week from armed guards to a “shield” of cameras that can monitor all access roads. "Only at certain times will targeted troops carry out extra checks,"announced the cabinet of interior minister Jan Jambon in De Morgen and Het Laatste Nieuws.
Since the terror attacks of 22 March, security at Brussels Airport was tightened to include checkpoints with armed guards. The management of Brussels Airport, however, favours a more 'discreet' form of security, and therefore called on Jambon to give the green light for the installation of the camera shield. The cameras can recognise license plates and sound the alarm when suspicious vehicles are approaching.
"The shield will be completely finished in the coming days, covering all roads," says spokesman Olivier Van Raemdonck. "But a quick interception team will always be on standby.”