GANGS: AIRPORTS AS THE BATTLEGROUND

GANGS: AIRPORTS AS THE BATTLEGROUND

Gangs; they cause chaos worldwide. Their activities range from petty crime and disruption to high profile criminal activities. Transnational gangs are the ultimate entrepreneurs, relentless in conducting their business and harder to control the more lucrative and powerful they become. They fill the gap in the global supply of illegal goods and services, operating a…

ACHIEVING COMPLIANCE: ENSURING QUALITY

ACHIEVING COMPLIANCE: ENSURING QUALITY

Screening officers working on the front lines at airports around the world have a tough job. They are required to operate a variety of different screening technologies and carry out complex processes in a demanding environment. While the likelihood of encountering a real threat is relatively low, the failure to detect one can have potentially…

PREVENTION OVER DETECTION: WHAT SEMS CAN LEARN FROM SMS

PREVENTION OVER DETECTION: WHAT SEMS CAN LEARN FROM SMS

Enormous growth in air travel and increased complexity of the aviation environment are amongst the many emerging issues presenting security challenges today. Conventional reactive methods for security management, responding mostly to occurrences with ever more complicated and prescriptive regulations, are becoming less effective. This causes increasing concern for effective security management in air transport. Guðjón…

SINGLE-VIEW, MULTI-VIEW AND 3D IMAGING FOR BAGGAGE SCREENING: WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR EFFECTIVE TRAINING?

SINGLE-VIEW, MULTI-VIEW AND 3D IMAGING FOR BAGGAGE SCREENING: WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR EFFECTIVE TRAINING?

X-ray screening of passenger baggage is conducted at airports worldwide to prevent terrorist attacks and other acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation. Whether or not prohibited items are detected under X-ray examination depends both on the technology deployed and on human factors. While single-view imaging has been used for decades to screen passenger baggage,…

TRACE vs VAPOUR

TRACE vs VAPOUR

In the rapidly changing world of aviation security, a key element of the screening process has been steadily developing: explosive and narcotics detection. Eugene Gerstein offers an in-depth analysis of the differences between trace chemical detection and vapour detection, looking at their various pros and cons, applications in different environments, as well as the methods…