IMSK - Integrated Mobile Security Kit

IMSK is an FP7 funded project starting in 01/03/2009 and of 48 months duration.

The continuously evolving threat of unpredictable terrorist activity demands the innovative application of existing and developing technology for the protection of the EU’s citizens. The Integrated Mobile Security Kit (IMSK) project will combine technologies for area surveillance; checkpoint control; CBRNE detection and support for VIP protection into a mobile system for rapid deployment at venues and sites (hotels, sport/festival arenas, etc) which temporarily need enhanced security. 

To succeed, the project will employ legacy and novel sensor technologies, design a system (IMSK) that will integrate sensor information to provide a common operational picture where information is fused into intelligence, perform a field demonstration to validate the concept, adapt the system to local security forces and finally disseminate the results after accreditation by end-users. The development of IMSK will be heavily founded on advice derived from operational security professionals. 

The major key innovation introduced by IMSK is that all technological issues involved in the design implementation and integration of a complete technological information platform will be addressed. 

IMSK will meet the following requirements:
Increased security through innovative sensors for threat detection and validation with low-false alarm rate, continuous monitoring, tracking / tracing of individuals, goods and vehicles. 
Data fusion for increased situational awareness. 
Secure communication. 
Reduced personnel requirements and operator workload. 
Non-intrusive operation to preserve personal integrity. 
Integrated capabilities independent of local rules of engagement. 
Increased flow rate through security checks. 
Novel use of communication infrastructures to ensure timely and effective delivery of information. 
A Privacy Impact Assessment to ensure both design and implementation of systems and deployment and utilisation guidelines take appropriate account of privacy and related civil liberty issues. 
IMSK will have a close collaboration with End-Users. Already the Atlas Group (a collaboration of Counter Terrorist Units from EU nations) represented by the Swedish Counter Terrorist Unit has been involved in defining the project in certain areas of operational need.

End-users will contribute in the following areas: 
Analysis of suitability of technical approaches for different events. 
Review of current procedures and identification of legacy systems. 
Work package lead for Scenario definition. 
Validation of the scenarios, the solution, field trials and evaluation of the usability of IMSK. 

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