The EU is working towards a deadline of April 2010 for a solution to the Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) issue – if the technology, which is still being trialled, can be proven and the equipment certified in time. Louise Driscoll reports on current progress and the challenges ahead.
Automated Border Control is a next generation technology that will make it possible to speed up passenger border controls and to lighten the workload of border police, reducing personnel costs significantly.
‘Project Iris’, the project to install Panasonic Iris Recognition readers at London Heathrow, has improved passenger flow and eased congestion in the airport’s immigration halls.
The European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) produced an intermediate report in September emphasising greater collaboration between its stakeholders in research and development, in order to create innovative solutions that will change security processes. Louise Driscoll spoke with Eleanor Travers, from ESRIF’s Working Group 2, dealing with the security of Critical Infrastructure, and MD of Transport Security Solutions Ltd, to report on its progress.
Small footprint, open scan area, ease of use. With the new eqo system, Smiths Detection brings clear benefits for passengers, airport operators and screeners.