A New Way to Secure Airports
3D Scanners increase speed and safety of airport security process
2020 is the year to implement new technology to build a safe and secure world. Airports are officially picking up on the need to get people where they’re going faster and more reliable. Early this month, the Kolkata airport put in a new inline screening that would allow all passengers to pass through scanners instead of using x-rays for baggage.
The history of 3D laser scanning
3D laser scanners have created a booming industry that is unlike many other technologies in the sense that it is very versatile. This technology can be implemented in all areas of a consumer’s life, not in just one specific area. This is also the very reason why it is such a booming industry and is expected to grow by 2025.
3D laser scanning is the process of taking thousands of pictures per second of an object or scene. It collects data from these pictures and can then be studied by individuals. The information collected can be saved forever in the cloud and reviewed over multiple times. Then it can also be sent across the world in under a few minutes.
Airports using these scanners to increases speed and safety of check ins and outs
This technology has entered many fields in the most recent years. It is now being used in airports to help passengers enter and exit the airport quicker and faster. The first terminal to use and implement this technology was Kolkata, and the very first passengers were scanned this way.
Around 160 passengers were scanned, and 30% of the baggage was rejected through the system. Those bags would then be examined by the x-ray machine and checked by an airport employee. As screeners learn more about the scanning process, they will be able to reduce the percentage of rejected baggage.
A security expert explains, “The CTX registered baggage explosive detection system will flag off many suspicious items. Most of them are harmless stuff, primarily edible items, typical Indian cuisine like pickles. Screeners need to learn what to override through experience. Till that happens, there will be higher rejections, requiring passengers to be summoned to the basement to explain what the suspect item is or open the bag for inspection.”
Later this month, this technology will be input into the Emirates airline, it will have to be able to scan up to 500 bags. There will be rejections still because it is an incredibly new process. But as we learn what normal cultural things are known for per individual airlines, screeners will be able to sort out those objects.
The benefits of implementing this technology
As 3D laser scanners evolve and continuously become adopted through areas in public safety, the easier it will be for passengers to adapt to this new technology. It will increase safety throughout the airport and other significant buildings that civilians use regularly. Screeners will learn what is acceptable to pass through the airport, and in the future, fewer people will be stopped through customs.
3D laser scanners can create a less invasive and faster way for travelers to get through airports without compromising anyone’s safety. No longer will people plan 3-5 hours to get through the airport time will be reduced, and it will become a better experience throughout all airports.
This technology is giving industries a chance to stay relevant and enhance consumers’ lives. As the year goes on, more and more people and countries will be adopting this technology.