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Airports are critical national infrastructure, with technology and processes in place to protect passengers, staff and planes.

Researchers trick facial recognition systems

Jai Vijayan reports on how McAfee has run a study into how facial recognition software can be tricked into misclassifying individuals.

Growth of airport detection equipment required, highlights Todd Research

Todd Research has noticed an increase in enquiries for airport detection equipment to keep customers and staff safe.

Training spotlight: Security in aviation

We speak to Wilson James on why it has expanded its dedicated aviation security training division, and the challenges airport security teams are facing.  

Dedrone acquires DroneDefender point-and-shoot system

Drone detection specialist Dedrone has acquired DroneDefender, the point-and-shoot drone disrupting system, from Battelle.

“We’re evolving with the drone threat”: Dedrone takes an open platform, multi-sensor approach

David Greenberg, head of global sales at Dedrone, explains how counter-drone solutions can support airports, prisons and critical infrastructure sites in protecting themselves from the threat of rogue drones.

The future of airport security has arrived

We’ve all experienced the frustration of long lines at airport security – a price we pay for ensuring that all […]

Airports urged to respond holistically as drone disrupts Dublin Airport

A senior figure from a security software company has urged airports to resist the urge to respond rashly to a specific threat without first considering how it integrates into its overall security apparatus and strategy.

With anti-drone tech on the market, why was Gatwick Airport so unprepared?

As it emerged that a range of anti-drone technology exists, there has been disbelief – and outright frustration for stranded passengers – that Gatwick Airport has been left impotent.

Mass casualty training: Protecting passengers at London Luton Airport

Our sister site, SHP Online, caught up with London Luton Airport Fire station manager Paul Allen, to find out about a unique training course being run from the station to prepare staff on site how to deal with a potential terror attack.

British Airways breach: Outsourcing, legacy systems and even GDPR under fire

The British Airways breach has prompted cybersecurity experts to cite outsourcing, a profusion of overlapping IT systems and even GDPR as potential contributory factors.

WATCH: TSA under fire for covert in-flight surveillance programme

Watch the video to find out why the US Transport Security Administration is being widely criticised by civil rights groups after a covert monitoring programme came to light in the US media.

Why behavioural detection is crucial for identifying hostile intent

Behavioural detection is not limited to the aviation industry. It can be implemented across society, from supermarkets and banks to railway stations and tourist attractions.

Real-time analytics from Qognify speeds up Gatwick’s suspect search-time

A situational management and real-time analytics system is at the heart of an integrated security approach at the UK’s second-largest airport, London Gatwick.

WATCH: 5 shocking weapons found by US airport security

A throwing star, a grenade on wheels and, of course, lots and lot of guns – a few things featured in this video showing a sample of the smorgasbord of dangerous items taken through US airport security.

WATCH: 5 bizarre items found by US airport security

Thanks to the TSA (Transport Security Administration) for the images used here. The TSA’s Instragram account is well worth a visit.

“We’re bringing innovation to an industry that hasn’t seen any in 50 years”: VOTI Detection Q&A

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, a media partner of IFSEC Global and IFSEC International, has interviewed Rory Olson, president and CEO of VOTI DETECTION.

Genetec launches Airport Sense analytics for airport operations

Genetec has launched Airport Sense, an analytics platform that uses information from security cameras and sensors to provide operational insights.

Failure rate of US airport security screenings is higher than 70%

Undercover officers passed through checkpoints with mock knives, guns and explosives undetected, the House Homeland Security Committee heard.

“We find the needle in the haystack – and fast”: Qognify’s big-data solutions for mission-critical environments

We spoke to Moti Shabtai, Qognify CEO and president, about the company’s suite of big-data solutions, including Qblock, Suspect Search and Operational Intelligence Center.

Airport security market set for years of strong growth amid perpetual terror threat

The airport security market is projected to grow 7% a year CAGR until 2024, reaching a value of $16 billion, according to a report by Global Market Insights.

“Can I take a knife-shaped banana on the flight?” The TSA’s bizarre, brilliant Instagram account

From a ‘knife-nana’ and ‘nun-chuks’ to an abandoned Grim Reaper and 61 firearms seized in one week across all US airports, it’s phenomenal what airport security staff find in the course of their day.


“Sharing best practice is critical in tall buildings crisis management”

IFSEC Global chats to Andy Baker, QPM, LLB (Hons), AKC, and former Head of Security at The Shard, about what attendees can expect from the opening day of this year’s Tall Building Fire Safety Conference. Read More

Cyber threats disrupt return of education

As if the return of the academic year wasn’t already disrupted enough from the COVID-19 pandemic, reports indicate that a number of UK institutions have also been subject to cyber-attacks during the summer. Read More

Fire door hardware: What you need to know

Dominick Sandford, Director and Head of Merchandising and Marketing at IronmongeryDirect, outlines the regulations surrounding fire door installation and maintenance. Read More

Fire Door Safety Week 2020 is here!

Fire Door Safety Week 2020 is here! Find out what the week is all about, and what companies in the sector are doing to support this year's campaign. Read More

How breakthroughs in privacy-enhancing technologies enable the future of biometric authentication

Olaf Jensen reports from London Tech Week, this time a digital event for the first time, where privacy-enhancing technologies to improve biometric security was on the discussion table. Read More

Kentec launches iNS – Intelligent Networking Solutions

Kentec has launched its Intelligent Networking Solutions (iNS) providing advanced interconnectivity and monitoring of fire alarm control panel networks – critical where multiple panels are installed across a single site. Read More

Firestopping and third party certification

In this final article of three related to firestopping, Simon Ince discusses the value of independent Third Party Certification, illustrating how it can support improved fire safety standards. Read More

Defeating shoplifters: Your ‘prevent and deter’ checklist

Hunter Seymour compiles a checklist to support business owners and security teams from defeating shoplifters and preventing retail crime. Read More

Whitepaper: Normal service resumed? How video technology supports our new reality

Download this free whitepaper from Milestone Systems to discover how video technology has been, and will continue to be, crucial to businesses following the pandemic. Read More

ASFP publishes independent guidance on active fire curtains

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published its most up-to-date guide to the provision of proprietary active fire curtains. Read More