Plan for Smarter Border Security Winner 'Security Innovation Competition 2016'
How can growing, unstructured and changing data be used for security purposes? This was the topic of the 2016 edition of the Security Innovation Competition (Veilgheid Innovatie Competitie; VIC 2016). SMEs and startups were challenged by the Ministry of Security and Justice, the Ministry of Defence, the National Police and the Royal Marechaussee to come up with original ideas related to intelligent data visualisation.
On November 22nd, Minister Van der Steur announced the winner of the competition during the Innovation Conference in The Hague. The winner ‘Open Remote’ applied a plan to develop software for smarter and more efficient border security at Schiphol. With this new software, information on queues and fuss can be filtered from a large amount of continuous changing date. The Royal Marechaussee can use this information to adjust their deployment, ensuring the security and at the same time shorten queues.
With the price of 200,000,- euro Open Remote together with the Royal Marechaussee will start a pilot.
More information (in Dutch)