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.
- By Greg Peratt
- Sep 01, 2012
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 (TPA) will soon feature the latest security upgrades from G4S Technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.