Airport Security


IP Liftoff

IP Liftoff

Airports have broken the analog barrier. No longer are airport directors and security executives arguing the merits of analog vs. IP. Here is what airport leaders have been saying and, more importantly, doing.

Millions in Stolen Diamonds Takeoff from Brussels Airport

Millions in Stolen Diamonds Takeoff from Brussels Airport

Eight men dressed like police, complete with guns, raced down an airport tarmac, arriving just in time to pry open the door to the plane and steal diamonds.

SAFE for Aviation by Quantum Secure Manages Physical Identities and Airport Access

SAFE for Aviation by Quantum Secure Manages Physical Identities and Airport Access

To help airports streamline the complete lifecycle of physical identities and automated processes, SAFE for Aviation's system capabilities include policy-based badge credentialing, TSA compliance, audit, cecurity checks and identity proofing, as well as enrollment and management.

Security System Takes Wing

Springfield-Branson National Airport, located in Springfield, Mo., which has a population of 400,000, recently underwent a large expansion project.

Security On The Runway

Security On The Runway

Security in airports has always been a high priority, with high visibility. However, the perimeter surrounding the airport is still, in too many cases, neglected.

Total Airport Security System: Integrated Security Monitoring Platform

According to the Department of Homeland Security, more than 730 million people travel on passenger jets every year, and more than 700 million pieces of baggage are screened for explosives and other dangerous items.

McCarran International Airport Expands its Pelco Security System in New Terminal

Schneider Electric recently announced the successful expansion of its Pelco by Schneider Electric Endura IP video management system (VMS) in the newly opened Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Reaching New Heights

Security challenges in the airport environment are likely to increase rather than decrease over time. The trends toward more passengers, traffic and frequent flights also will mean more people, baggage and airplanes to watch and protect.



American Science and Engineering Receives Order for Airport Cargo Screening Systems

American Science and Engineering, worldwide supplier of x-ray detection solutions, has received an $8.2 million order for Z Portal and Sentry Portal cargo and vehicle screening systems from a Latin American government agency to protect an international airport.

Axis Launches IP Camera With Dynamic Capture WDR and Lightfinder

Axis Communications has introduced the AXIS P3384-V/-VE Fixed Dome Network Cameras, which feature its two latest imaging technologies in the same camera for the first time: wide dynamic range (WDR) with ‘dynamic capture’ for environments with strong variations in light and Lightfinder technology to produce color video even in the lowest of light.

GTSI to Upgrade Miami International Airport Security Systems

GTSI Corp., a Division of UNICOM® Global and a systems integration, solutions and services provider to government, will be upgrading the Miami International Airport’s (MIA) surveillance systems and supporting infrastructure.

New Technique May Make Radition Detection in Cargo More Effective

A team of nanomaterials researchers at Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new technique for radiation detection that could make radiation detection in cargo and baggage more effective and less costly for homeland security inspectors.

More Than 800 Guns Found at Security Checkpoints in 2011, Research Finds

More than 800 guns were detected at security checkpoints in 2011 after going through airport security. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan found that during 2011, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) distributed about $437.1 million in contract obligations toward airport screening technologies.

New Technology Could Help Thwart Nuclear Terrorism

Attacks involving nuclear devices or materials are among the terrorism scenarios that raise the most concern. For that reason, technology that can effectively detect smuggled radioactive materials is considered vital to U.S. security.

New Zealand Airport Deploys March Network Technology

March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, recently announced that Christchurch International Airport Ltd. in New Zealand has standardized on the company’s IP video surveillance solution to support safety and security requirements across its operations.

SightLogix Solution Featured on ABC World News Tonight

SightLogix Inc., was recognized on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. The story, which aired on Friday, March 2, highlighted that 1,300 perimeter intrusions have occurred at US airports since September 11, 2001 and how airports are deploying technology to combat the potential for security breaches. ABC News discovered SightLogix while researching proven technologies for airport perimeters.

TSA Pre Pilot Expands to Busiest U.S. Airports

TSA Pre ✓Expands to Busiest U.S. Airports

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole recently announced the expansion of TSA Pre✓ to...

Tampa International Airport Upgrades Security

Tampa International Airport (TPA) will soon feature the latest security upgrades from G4S Technology.

New Scanner Allows Air Passengers to Carry-on Liquids Again

Cobalt Light Systems has received European approval for its INSIGHT100 bottle scanner, which enables aircraft passengers to carry liquid items larger than 100-milliliters once more.

New Scanner Allows Liquids Back into Aircraft Cabin Baggage

Cobalt Light Systems has received European approval for its revolutionary INSIGHT100 bottle scanner, which enables aircraft passengers to carry liquid items larger than 100ml once more. Airports could now allow passengers to take items such as water, cosmetics, perfumes and duty free through airport security channels from as early as 2013. The current ban on items over 100ml in hand baggage can only be lifted when airports are able to effectively screen quickly and without opening the containers. INSIGHT100 screens individual bottles in less than 5 seconds to determine whether there is a security threat.

Perimeter Security System Receives 100-Percent Accuracy Rating at Buffalo, N.Y., Airport

An evaluation by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed 100-percent video analytic accuracy of the SightLogix SightSensor thermal camera system in the challenging environment typical of many airports.

FAA Implements Airport Surface Surveillance Capability Program

The FAA's Airport Surface Surveillance Capability (ASSC) program will bring enhanced surface situational awareness and advanced warning of potential runway incursions to nine U.S. airports for increased safety and efficiency.

New Law Eases Airport Screening for Troops, Families

A bill signed into law by the president Jan. 3 means Soldiers in uniform and their families may soon have an easier time moving through security screening lines at the airport.

High Flying Security

High Flying Security

There are not many topics that can invoke more mass fear in the general public than threats against major U.S. airports.

TSA Announces Advanced Imaging Technology Deployments at Additional U.S. Airports

The Transportation Security Administration announced eight airports which are set to receive recently purchased millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology units.

TSA Partners in Support of Nations Veterans

When a wounded U.S. military veteran passes through Newark Liberty International Airport, there is a good chance that Lead Transportation Security Officer Randal Habick of Brick, N.J., is alongside, serving as a personal guide through the airport.

Security in the Fastlane

Security in the Fast Lane

Globally, the growing dependence on transportation networks has made transportation infrastructure among the most important assets to protect.

The Future of Airport Passport Control

Digital security specialists, major European electronics makers and experts in biometrics are working together to make passport control at airports faster.

National Airshow Uses FutureSentry Technology

FutureSentry, a developer of automated detection solutions designed to enhance security, today announces that its First Responder solution was selected to provide perimeter security at a world-renowned air enthusiast’s show in Oshkosh, Wis.

Smiths Detection Joins New Coalition of Security Manufacturing Companies

The coalition will serve as a unified voice on issues relating to security technology.

Bosch Adds Dinion Cameras with Full HD Resolution

The cameras combine full HD resolution images with low light operation and color reproduction to provide an advanced level of detail for surveillance applications.

Security Products 2011 New Product of the Year Award Winners Announced

The Security Products New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Selects G4S to Provide Airport Screening Services

G4S Secure Solutions will provide services at 20 airports, including Vancouver International Airport.

DNA

Anthrax Detection? Pathogen Identification? It’s in the Bag.

Two Cornell University researchers have developed a device that can detect anthrax and other pathogens, as well as provide basic genetic information from human samples, and it it all fits in a container no bigger than a small suitcase.

TSA on the Run

TSA on the Run

Have you been to an airport lately? The security business is booming, and TSA agents are out in full splendor, screening passengers left and right. Nobody gets by the security agents staffing the front gates.

Talon Air Uses Optex Redscan Perimeter Warning System to Prevent Aircraft Damage

Optex's Redscan system warns pilots and hangar operators when a plane comes within eight feet of the hangar walls.

Diebold to Provide Situational Awareness Platform System for World Trade Center Site

Exercising its large-scale security integration capabilities, Diebold, Inc. is managing the installation, integration and maintenance of a complex security software system for the new World Trade Center (WTC) site in New York City.

TSA: New Scanner Software Provides More Generic Outline of Passengers

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole recently announced that TSA will begin installing new software on TSA’s millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines -- making upgrades designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images.

Crystals Detect Threats to National Security

Using a crystal ball to protect homeland security might seem far-fetched, but researchers at Wake Forest University and Fisk University have partnered to develop crystals that can be used to detect nuclear threats, radioactive material or chemical bombs more accurately and affordably.

Toronto Pearson International Airport Increases Security and Reduces Costs with T-DARR

Security managers at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada are poised to benefit from a reduction in operating costs with the July 1, 2011 deployment of the recently constructed tailgate prevention system featuring T-DARR stereo vision technology developed by Newton Security Inc.

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