Australia’s Canberra Airport has installed a new security screening system with technology from Smiths Detection to further improve the screening of its passengers and their carry-on luggage.
The airport’s head of aviation, Michael Thomson, explained the functionality of the airport’s latest setup: “The new machines have reached the highest level of security certification, and eliminate the need to remove liquids, aerosols and electronic devices like laptops from cabin bags. Several passengers can put their bags down simultaneously for screening, compared with the previous system where passengers had to wait for their turn.
“The passenger pauses briefly as they pass through the body screening machine and it provides a safe full image for operators to review,” Thomson continued. “This more informative image coupled with automatic algorithms to help guide operators to items of interest makes this a truly powerful security tool.
“We have invested in the new technology as part of our ongoing improvements to passenger experience – without compromising on safety – and to meet new government regulations regarding security screening at airports. It also allows for better utilization of staff while increasing the security outcome for everyone.”