Tag Archives: Airport Security
Dedicated secure entrances and exits continue to trend as the “new normal” for enhancing facility safety and security. Exit Lane Breach Control (ELBC) for facilities such as airports, courthouses, city halls, banks, police & sheriff substations, schools and commercial buildings have become focal points for the growing demand for failsafe security. Facility managers and security officials consider safeguarding exits to be just as important as safeguarding entrances. They understand that a facility’s security is only as strong as its most Read More
Tailgating or piggy backing is becoming a greater security concern. The term tailgating or piggy backing refers to two or more people attempting to pass through an entrance that has a “one at a time” rule, or where ID authentication is required to enter. Enforcing compliance with credentialed entries or exits is an access control process governed by certain rules. One such rule is one credentialed person entering or leaving a building or a specified part of a building at Read More
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and TSA recently unveiled the first five Automated Screening Lanes (ASL) to be installed as part of a $12.3 million project to upgrade 14 lanes in the Tom Bradley International Terminal security checkpoint at Los Angeles International. The new lane security systems allow up to five travelers to place their items in trays simultaneously and submit them for screening without waiting for the first person to complete the process. Passengers then line up at the Read More
CNBC (9/7) reports on the teams of undercover police officers with Los Angeles Airport Police that patrol Los Angeles International Airport to spot “insider threat[s].” Law enforcement officials “say airports around the country routinely monitor the thousands of employees, who must undergo a criminal background check and get fingerprinted.” At Los Angeles airport, police “screen employees and check IDs as part of a multi-agency operation.” Chief David Maggard Jr. enforces the airport’s “zero tolerance” policy for employees, which means an Read More
The House has passed the first-ever comprehensive DHS authorization bill that covers all components of the department: including TSA, Customs, and Border Protection. The measure includes authorizations for the law enforcement officer (LEO) reimbursement program at the current funding level of $45 million and for TSA exit lane staffing at the current rate of $77 million annually. .
Reuters (7/14, Shepardson) reports the US Department of Homeland Security on Friday issued a revised directive for airlines worldwide following requests for clarification over mandated aviation security measures set to take effect next week. According to Transportation Security Administration spokesman, James Gregory, “This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a testament to our shared commitment to raising the baseline.” According to officials, the directive includes technical adjustments, enhanced passenger screenings and increased security protocols. However, an airline Read More