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São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport Streamlines Security Operations

SAFE for Aviation helps Brazil accommodate anticipated spike in travelers for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Tighter Security Measures Sought for Airline Safety

Tighter Security Measures Sought for Airline Safety

Intelligence officials concerned about new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go through airport security undetected.

Be Safe in Your Travels

Do you remember that one hotel you’ve stayed at during the course of your travels? You remember the one I’m talking about; it looked good on the outside, but inside, there was no security. It sort of left you feeling weak in the knees hoping nothing bad would happen.

Cargo Security Meets Logistics

Cargo Security Meets Logistics

Globally, air cargo security costs are estimated to be $8.5 billion annually as the focus on physical security best practices has increased dramatically since 9/11. In fact, in 2006, the vulnerability of air cargo security was exposed when a terrorist plot was foiled in Yemen.

TSA Plans Mandatory Active Shooter Training for Airport Employees

TSA Plans Mandatory Active Shooter Training for Airport Employees

The agency released a 26-page report after an internal review that followed the fatal shooting of an employee in November 2013 at LAX.

Using Stolen Passports Uncalled For

Using Stolen Passports Uncalled For

Two passengers who boarded disappearing Malaysia Airlines jet with stolen passports could have been identified by authorities within seconds possibly minutes.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Modernizes Airport Security with SAFE for Aviation

Using intelligent technology to manage growth.

TSA Attempting to Speed Up Airport Security Lines

TSA Attempting to Speed Up Airport Security Lines

TSA has "scientifically proven" method to help the airport security line a little more bearable; do you agree with it?



Operation Checkpoint Security: The New Guardian at the Gate

Operation Checkpoint Security: The New Guardian at the Gate

How video analytics can play a big role in airport security and operations.

Top 10 Articles of 2013 on Security Today

Most-read articles of 2103 are about airport security, iPhones, social media, guns, TSA, Android and Homeland Security.

TSA Agent Catches Falling Baby

VIDEO: TSA Agent/Airport Security Guard Catches Falling Baby

Contrary to popular belief, they do more than simply make you throw away your water bottles.

Bulletproof Glass Pods Add More Security to Airports

Bulletproof Glass Pods Add More Security to Airports

Officers at security exits could be replaced as unmanned portals are acting as a barrier at some airports.

Expanding and Upgrading

AMAG Technology’s Symmetry easily expanded to accommodate more than triple the number of readers, cameras and gates, keeping Myrtle Beach International Airport current with all required federal and TSA guidelines.

Still Shaking My Head

TSA agents have had their share of troubles and missteps, but what organization hasn’t? The one thing they don’t deserve is another person shooting at them as they work on the front lines of airport security.

TSA’s $900 Million Failure

TSA’s $900 Million Failure

Government agency leaves identifying terrorists to chance.

Facility and operations support for the military

Providing Expertise

In a highly-diversified and complex age of security, our armed forces provide the one fundamental security measure shared by every citizen in the United States: keeping American civilians out of harm’s way and allowing us to enjoy freedom.

Indianapolis airport secures parking structures with call boxes while a charter bus company keeps an eye on everyday threats with video surveillance

Keeping in Touch

About five years ago, the Indianapolis Airport Authority pulled up stakes and moved to the other side of the city’s airfield with new facilities and new security systems.

Gunman Opened Fire at TSA Checkpoint at LAX

Gunman Opened Fire at TSA Checkpoint at LAX

Currently, FAA has issued a ground stop for flights coming into LAX.

TSA Begins Security Check Long Before Your Flight

TSA Begins Security Check Long Before Your Flight

Interesting Fact: If an airline has a traveler’s passport number on file, it is required to share it with TSA, even for domestic flights.

The Importance of Airport Design and Glazing Systems

The Importance of Airport Design and Glazing Systems

As recent events in Kenya have shown, both fire and terrorist attacks are potent threats to be assessed and comprehensively guarded against. With regular rehearsals, it can be ensured that response teams can adequately deal with any emergency.

Dicarlo Bennett Claims Dry Ice Explosions at LAX was a Joke

Dicarlo Bennett Claims Dry Ice Explosions at LAX was a Joke

"There is nothing funny about what he did. This is a serious pipe bomb filled with shrapnel; it is a destructive device,” commented Deputy Chief of Los Angeles police.

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Adding space and the increase in air travel the airport decided to upgrade its aging surveillance system.

Oncam Grandeye 360 Degree Technology Chosen to Protect Shannon Airport in Ireland

Oncam Grandeye 360 Degree Technology Chosen to Protect Shannon Airport in Ireland

With a myriad of challenges, the terminal was tackled first.

Former TSA Employee Arrested for Making Terrorist Threats on Anniversary of American Tragedy

The familiar sentence "we will never forget" still rings true 12 years later.

Security System for International Airport of Sochi

Installed at the international airport of Sochi, Russia as part of the latest generation of airport security systems for Winter Olympics 2014.

TSA PreCheck Program Expands to 60 New US Airports

TSA PreCheck Program Expands to 60 New US Airports

TSA working to change its "one-size-fits-all-approach" to security.

Letter to the Editor Referencing Airport Security

Letter to the Editor Referencing Airport Security

CEO of a corporate aviation consultancy speaks about airport security.

TSA Confiscates Mortar Round at Dulles International Airport

TSA Confiscates Mortar Round at Dulles International Airport

60mm inert mortar round found in passenger’s checked bag.

SMARTCORE Leverages Lumidigm Biometrics for South Korean Immigration Project

SMARTCORE Leverages Lumidigm Biometrics for South Korean Immigration Project

Multi-factor authentication stations employ multispectral imaging for simultaneous capture of two index fingers.

TSA Launches Application Program

TSA Launches Application Program

New process allows more U.S. citizens to enroll in TSA Pre✓™

Trapping Terahertz Rays for Better Security Scanners

Trapping Terahertz Rays for Better Security Scanners

Terahertz waves, which are electromagnetic waves with frequencies between those used for mobile phone communications and for optical fiber communications, are used for some airport body scanners and other security scanners to see through packages and clothes.

Quantum Secure New Identity Management Software Launches at Friedman Memorial Airport

Quantum Secure New Identity Management Software Launches at Friedman Memorial Airport

SAFE for aviation designed to improve workflow of airport security operations.

Graffiti Moves from Tunnel to Airplane

Graffiti Moves from Tunnel to Airplane

Graffiti once inside the San Fernando Valley tunnel finds new "canvas" to adhere to.

TSA Regulations May Include Randomizers for Enhanced Airport Security

TSA Regulations May Include Randomizers for Enhanced Airport Security

A bias-free way to move airport security lines faster while still keeping the airport safe.

Report Looks At How Much Radiation We Get From Airport Scanners

A new report by an independent task force commissioned by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), has found that people absorb less radiation from airport X-ray backscatter scanner than they do while standing in line waiting for the scan itself.

LAX gets it

LAX Gets It

According to LAX, the airport is undergoing a $4.11 billion capital improvement program that covers everything from new high-tech gates to receive latestgeneration aircraft to upgraded retail and restaurant outlets. Enhanced security is a major part of this investment.

TSA Abandoning Carry On Items Considered to be a Threat

TSA Abandoning Carry On Items Considered by Others to be a Threat

No worries about small knives, souvenir bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment being allowed on airplanes.

Introducing the Fully Functional 3D Printed Gun

Introducing the Fully Functional 3D Printed Gun

“Now anyone, a terrorist, someone who is mentally ill, a spousal abuser or a felon, can essentially open a gun factory in their garage."

Some NRA Members Recieved a Bang of a Welcome to the Houston Airport

Some NRA Members Received a Bang of a Welcome to the Houston Airport

A deadly combination: one man, one gun and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, full of people.

Put that Knife Back in Your Pocket

A few years ago, someone sent me a little knife that, when you push a lever, the blade flies from inside the stock. It is a wicked little weapon that I had put away and forgot about. I found it during my annual office spring cleaning.

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