Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, has chosen Apstec Systems’ Human Security Radar (HSR), a fully automatic real-time mass people screening solution, to boost security in landside areas.
The HSR system was chosen following a rigorous selection process, including a pilot installation, and will be installed at the terminal entrances as part of ongoing security enhancement measures by the Turkish State Airports Authority.
It will enable people screening without slowing down the flow of traffic, with each system capable of scanning up to 10,000 individuals per hour. The technology was deployed in partnership with local distributer AKBA.
The devastating attacks on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul and Brussels Airport highlighted the vulnerability of the landside areas of airports to terrorism.
HSR was designed to offer a practical and cost-effective solution to security screening in such high footfall areas and to protect public places from terrorist attacks.
The walkthrough system combines high throughput, speed and accuracy, simultaneously screening multiple subjects in real time for threats, without the need for an operator to inspect suspect materials.
“HSR constitutes a major breakthrough in the way airports protect the landside of terminals,” commented Osman Aksoy co-founder of AKBA.
“Through deploying HSR as part of its commitment to terminal safety and enhanced security measures, the Turkish Airport Authority has taken a major step to prevent the reoccurrence of terrorist attacks.”
Esenboga airport’s uptake of HSR is the latest major deployment of the technology, which is currently utilized by some of the world’s largest airports, as well as sports stadiums, entertainment venues, mass transportation hubs and networks, places of worship, hotels and high-end retail and entertainment centers.
“HSR is proven to dramatically improve safety in crowded public spaces and enables venue owners to close a critical security capability gap,” added Gregory Labzovsky, CEO, Apstec.
“We’re therefore delighted to be working with Esenboga airport to enhance safety for millions of travelers. AKBA, our distributor in Turkey, were instrumental in helping the Turkish Authorities understand the potential of HSR.”