Airport Security


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.

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.

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.

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.

Security Badge Abuse at DFW Airport

Security Badge Abuse at DFW Airport

Airport employees sign a piece of paper indicating that they have read and understand the badge rules, so what were these people thinking?

NICE Situator to be Integrated at Denver International Airport to Enhance Security and Safety

NICE Situator to be Integrated at Denver International Airport to Enhance Security and Safety

The Situator implementation will help DIA better manage its critical security systems and enhance responses to emergencies and other events.

Brown County Achieves Municipal Safety with Milestone XProtect IP Video Surveillance

Brown County Achieves Municipal Safety with Milestone XProtect IP Video Surveillance

XProtect Corporate video management software is a centralized solution for all government facilities and with Agent Vi analytics integrated at the airport.

out with the old, in with the new

Out With the Old, In With the New

Located just 18 miles southeast of Los Angeles International Airport lies a hidden gem for Southern California air travelers. Long Beach Airport (LGB), which serves more than 3.2 million passengers annually, has one of the strictest noise-abatement ordinances in the nation for its neighboring residential communities.

A Wannabe Pilot Gets a Ride with No Layovers...Straight to Jail

A Wannabe Pilot Gets a Ride with No Layovers...Straight to Jail

No motive and just a few clues raise suspicions at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Frost and Sullivan Finds US Airport Perimeter Security Market in Decline

Frost and Sullivan Finds US Airport Perimeter Security Market in Decline

New airport construction has reached capacity and perimeter security is being limited to partial fence upgrades and security enhancements.

Are Airports Really Ready for Knives When They Cant Keep People Off the Tarmac?

Are Airports Really Ready for Knives When They Cant Keep People Off the Tarmac?

Apparently, if flying with Delta, especially out of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, passengers have an unspoken advantage of getting through several layers of security without being questioned or asked for identification.

L 3 Security and Detection Systems eXaminer EDS Receives Certification

L 3 Security and Detection Systems eXaminer EDS Receives Certification

The eXaminer 3DX and 3DX-ES explosives detection systems have been certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

TSA Will Allow Airline Passengers to Carry Small Knives on Planes

Passengers Will Be Able to Carry Small Knives on Planes

For the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks, airline passengers will be allowed to have small knives and some previously prohibited sports equipment as carry-on items.

All Aboard - One of the world

All Aboard

Using a combination of fiber optic and copper wire for networking, UFP went with Class A, Style 7 circuitry, which provided a high level of survivability.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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