This article by Alex Pop talks about how airport security is changing. As the levels of terror around the world continue to increase, airports and public facilities have had to adapt with more advanced screening equipment.
It would be of interest to readers that wish to know advances being made to combat terrorist threats, and increase public security.
Security screening equipment has had to continually change and upgrade as airports, businesses and civil institutions have had to adapt to changing threats. As technology evolves, so does its capabilities for causing harm. The security industry has had to advance accordingly. Today, a variety of security equipment all across the world are being deployed with advancements that allow for better and faster detection capabilities.
Air travel is a prime target, and oftentimes the first thing people think of when they think of security equipment. Metal detectors, full body and x-ray baggage scanners are just some of the tools used on a daily basis by airplane terminal security personnel. On the passenger facing side, these tools are used to detect threats both large and small. Behind the scenes, security personnel, TSA agents, and trained dogs all coordinate to make flights smooth and safe.
It’s often been said that when an airplane is on the ground it is not making money. Security screening personnel are therefore under pressure from all sides when it comes to moving international passengers through security checkpoints. Passengers don’t want to wait, pilots want to fly, and the airlines want the planes in the air as soon as possible.
Coordinating the logistical timetable with pilots, baggage control, control tower staff and passenger arrival can seem daunting, especially to airports that may be understaffed. Time is always ticking, and the influx of passengers is never-ending. However, even under all this mental duress, security procedures must never be neglected.
Luckily, screening equipment have kept pace with technology’s rapid ascent. Metal detectors are now smaller and more wieldy, allowing TSA agents to scan areas with higher accuracy. Security stations themselves are easier to assemble, disassemble, update and run, thereby reducing the need for human interaction and the fallibility of human error. All in all, ergonomic solutions exist that assist passengers passing through security screening without much fuss.
Maintaining a level head becomes increasingly difficult as passengers flood through the gates, ready to end their travel journey. However, security personnel needs to remember their training and perform all stops as required by law.
I believe the outlook is bright for security machine manufacturers, sellers, and servicers. Each day machines are out on the market that shortens inspection time, reduce human error and produce less false positives. Color coded x-ray scanners check for organic and inorganic items, labeling them by color. In addition, the time to train certified security agents will decrease as the technology gets better.
About the Author:
Alex F. Pop is a writer on behalf of Point Security Inc., a certified small business with over twenty-five years of experience providing sales and service of security screening equipment throughout the United States and the Caribbean. He enjoys educating individuals on ways they can better secure their facility. For more information please Contact Point Security Inc.