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

“X-ray screening & biometric systems cater to nearly 50% of global security screening demand”, according to study

According to a new report by Future Market Insights, 50% of the total demand for security screening is being accounted by the developed regional markets.

Growth in biometrics-driven digital identity to automate airport security and improve passenger experience 

A new report has found that the adoption of biometrics will rise four-fold in airports by 2030 – but what does this mean for security? 

Counter-drone technology deployed in UK airports to protect from airspace threat

Two airports in the UK have implemented anti-drone solutions from Dedrone in an attempt to combat the airspace security threat.

Social distancing detection at the edge trialled in Australia with airport surveillance cameras

Research in Australia claims to demonstrate how existing surveillance cameras can be used to detect breaches of social distancing guidelines.

Establishing a ‘security culture’ in aviation – Aligning skill, will and focus

Why the ‘skill, will and focus’ of security professionals are crucial factors in ensuring a security culture is present in aviation.

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.


The Video Surveillance Report 2022

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The 2022 State of Physical Access Control Report

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Whitepaper: Reshaping the future of retail with security technology

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