Airport Security


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.

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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.

Multi Layer Secure Columbus

Multi-Layers Secure Columbus

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.

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If You See Something, Say Something

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.

Stanley Black & Decker Announces Offer to Acquire Niscayah

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.

Travelers Will Pay for Airport Security Experience

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.

Closing a Glaring Security Gap

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.

Philadelphia International Airport Deploys Suspect Luggage Containment Vessel

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’s Multi-View Platform Meets European Requirements For Checkpoint Liquid Explosive Detection Systems

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.

LAX Completes Implementation of NICE's Situation Management Solution

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.

DHS Announces Guidance For FY 2011 Preparedness Grants

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.

Honeywell Wins $38 Million FAA Contract

The company will maintain FAA security systems at more than 1,000 locations.

Americans' Security Concerns Jump on Internet and National Security Worries

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.

Everyone Gets Touched (With Video)

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.

Next Possible Use Of Terahertz Radiation? Invisibility

Invisibility appears to be the next possible advance in the use of Terahertz radiation in medicine, security and communications.

Port of Boston

Port of Boston Not Playing Games with Its Security

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.

IndigoVision Deploys Largest IP Video System In Asia At Delhi International Airport

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.

TiaLinx Launches Breathing Detector for Live Objects Hidden in Cargo Containers

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 Integrates PIVCheck with Quintron's PACS

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.

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Millimeter Wave “Camera” Has Potential to Reduce Need for TSA Pat-Downs

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.

Eduardo Parodi

A Conversation with Eduardo Parodi

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.

DFW Airport Uses NICE’s IP Video, Incident Information Management Solution

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.

L-3 Security and Detection Systems Supplies Systems to Latin American Airports

Six airports located throughout Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica have selected L-3 to address their passenger, hand-carried and checked-baggage screening requirements.

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