Security & Biometrics

New York airport opens automated screening lanes

A new 19-lane modern checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport’s (EWR) Terminal C has been opened this week....

UK MoD selects Smiths Detection for airport security contract

Smiths Detection has been awarded a new, multi-million pound contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to provide...

Companies launch airport self service offering at PTE

Gemalto and IER have launched Fly to Gate, an end-to-end self-service for passengers designed to provide secure biometric...

Laptop ban: a crisis of trust in airport security

By Gary Mason Editor, Airport Focus No one in the aviation industry is going to sensibly argue against...

Morpho Detection signs framework agreement with MAG

A framework agreement with UK Airport Operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to supply and service Morpho Detection’s CTX...

Morpho Detection receives $40m TSA orders

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has placed orders with Morpho Detection to upgrade its fleet of hold...

Boise Airport upgrades security infrastructure

Boise Airport (BOI) has recently overhauled its security infrastructure with a new platform that combines access control, video...

Terrorism specialist joins aviation security firm

UK aviation security company Dardan has appointed a former police inspector and specialist in counter terrorism and hostage...

Schiphol test boarding using facial recognition

Together with KLM, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has started a trial with voluntary ‘biometric boarding’, involving boarding without having...

New scanner “allows passengers to keep shoes on”

New UV-scan technology that detects dangerous substances in passenger footwear in airports has been developed by INTOS, together...