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.
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.
There are not many topics that can invoke more mass fear in the general public than threats against major U.S. airports.
- By Patricia Logue
- Jan 01, 2012
The Transportation Security Administration announced eight airports which are set to receive recently purchased millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology units.
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.
Globally, the growing dependence on transportation networks has made transportation infrastructure among the most important assets to protect.
- By Debjit Das
- Nov 01, 2011
Digital security specialists, major European electronics makers and experts in biometrics are working together to make passport control at airports faster.
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.
The coalition will serve as a unified voice on issues relating to security technology.
The cameras combine full HD resolution images with low light operation and color reproduction to provide an advanced level of detail for surveillance applications.
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.
G4S Secure Solutions will provide services at 20 airports, including Vancouver International Airport.
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.
- By Laura Williams
- Aug 03, 2011
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.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Aug 01, 2011
Optex's Redscan system warns pilots and hangar operators when a plane comes within eight feet of the hangar walls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) oversees the operations of Port Columbus International Airport, Ohio, which manages commercial service flights; Rickenbacker International Airport, which handles cargo and passenger charter flights; and Bolton Field, a corporate and general aviation airport.
- By Kim Rahfaldt
- Jul 01, 2011
If you have used any means of public transportation recently, you’ve probably noticed that security measures have been stepped up. In the aftermath of U.S. forces’ operation to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, many Americans share anxiety of a retaliatory terrorist attack.
- By Samuel Shanes
- Jul 01, 2011
Stanley Black & Decker recently announced that it has made an offer to acquire all of the outstanding common stock and warrants of Niscayah, a commercial security and monitoring company specializing in electronic security services and solutions based in Stockholm, Sweden, for SEK18.00 per share in cash.
A new survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, shows significant majorities of frequent business and leisure travelers would pay up to $150 to enroll in a trusted traveler program.
INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble told in civil aviation industry leaders early this month that it is up to airlines to properly screen passengers' ID documents if national government fail to do so.
NABCO Inc. recently announced that Philadelphia International Airport has purchased a NABCO Suspect Luggage Containment Vessel (SLCV), an innovative security solution that will strengthen the facility’s defense capabilities against explosive threats.
L-3 Security & Detection Systems announced recently that its ACX 6.4-MV, a next-generation Advanced Technology (AT) X-ray system, meets European requirements for Liquid Explosive Detection Systems (LEDS), which qualifies the system to screen for liquid explosives at airport checkpoints.
NICE's open platform integrates information from over a dozen safety and security systems into a cohesive command and control platform, to streamline operations and improve real-time situational awareness in one of the world's busiest airports.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced the release of FY 2011 grant guidance and application kits for 12 DHS grant programs totaling $2.1 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector in strengthening the nation's ability to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.
The company will maintain FAA security systems at more than 1,000 locations.
U.S. Unisys Security Index finds concern rises to highest levels ever following WikiLeaks incident, new unrest in the Middle East and national and financial security threats.
It’s rare for me to stick up for TSA in an airport setting, but I had to laugh the other day as I flew from Charlotte to Dallas, reading about a former Miss U.S.A., howling that a federal agent had “molested” her.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- May 03, 2011
Invisibility appears to be the next possible advance in the use of Terahertz radiation in medicine, security and communications.
The Port of Boston is working with the University of Southern California on a pilot program that uses computer modeling to randomize the Coast Guard's patrol schedule, essentially optimizing its use of the port's limited resources to protect critical infrastructure.
- By Laura Williams
- Apr 25, 2011
IndigoVision’s integrated end-to-end IP Video solution has been used for a more than 3,700 camera surveillance system in the new Terminal 3 at Delhi International Airport.
The lightweight handheld sensor system with remote display screen provides an ultra-wideband (UWB) radio frequency beam that can detect a variety of live objects concealed inside a container.
Codebench has formed a partnership with Quintron Systems Inc. to provide the federal government and its agencies with a high-assurance access control solution that meets guidelines as outlined by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology.
A professor at the University of Missouri has created a millimeter wave scanning device that can create and display images in real time. It has the potential to ease the stress of airport security lines, speeding them up and reducing the number of pat-downs.
- By Laura Williams
- Mar 28, 2011
Smiths Detection recently announced that it would be providing X-ray screening equipment to the 2011 Military World Games in Brazil. We sat down with Eduardo Parodi, the company’s director of sales and marketing for Latin American and the Caribbean, to get some details on the games, the systems Smiths’ would be deploying and the high-profile world of event security.
NICE Systems Ltd. recently announced that the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has placed a multi-million dollar order to expand its NICE implementation. DFW will be deploying NICE’s IP video surveillance solution and the NICE Inform incident information management solution.
Six airports located throughout Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica have selected L-3 to address their passenger, hand-carried and checked-baggage screening requirements.