Sensors in windows among airport hotel's anti-terror measures

Room assistant Yuan Ai Hong by one of the hotel room windows in Crowne Plaza Changi Airport that have sensors that alert security if the windows are being tampered with. Earlier this month, the hotel became the first in Singapore to take part in Exer
Room assistant Yuan Ai Hong by one of the hotel room windows in Crowne Plaza Changi Airport that have sensors that alert security if the windows are being tampered with. ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY
Room assistant Yuan Ai Hong by one of the hotel room windows in Crowne Plaza Changi Airport that have sensors that alert security if the windows are being tampered with. Earlier this month, the hotel became the first in Singapore to take part in Exer
Earlier this month, the hotel became the first in Singapore to take part in Exercise Heartbeat (above).ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

The full-length windows in the 563 hotel rooms of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport have sensors that alert security if the windows are being tampered with. For example, if someone tries to drill a hole in a window, perhaps to fire projectiles at the planes on the tarmac, the sensors will be activated.

These sensors, along with an enhanced emergency preparedness syllabus taught to all members of staff regardless of seniority, are among measures the hotel has introduced to meet an increased threat of terrorism, said security and risk manager Charlie Wong.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2019, with the headline 'Sensors in windows among airport hotel's anti-terror measures'. Print Edition | Subscribe