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The Security Telecommunication System Of The Vatican City State


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F. Garzia, E. Sammarco & M. De Lucia


The security of a modern state is strongly related to the telecommunication system of the State itself. Any weakness of the system involves a weakness of the security of the State. For this reason it is necessary to design and realize highly integrated, efficient and reliable telecommunication systems. The authors illustrate the work made to design and realize the security telecommunication system of the Vatican City State. Keywords: telecommunication system, integrated system, security system. 1 Introduction The Vatican City State extends over a surface of about 44 hectares in the heart of Rome in Italy. It is also composed by other detached zones such as the summer residence of the Pope, located in Castel Gandolfo, on the hills close to Rome, and others. The territory is also composed by some important detached Basilicas, such as S. John and Holy Mary. Even if the extension of the State is quite reduced, the Vatican State is characterized by the same security and telecommunication needs of any other State that are further amplified by the reduced dimensions of the State. For this reason it has been designed and realized a security telecommunication system that is able of guaranteeing a high level of efficiency and security in ensuring the communication services of the State. The scope of the paper is to illustrate the mentioned advanced telecommunication system, the difficulties found for its design and realization, Safety & Security Engineering, Department ICMMPM,


telecommunication system, integrated system, security system.