Printer Friendly

AIRPORT SECURITY CHECKPOINT TO REDUCE LINES, IMPROVE SCREENING PROCESS

 AIRPORT SECURITY CHECKPOINT TO REDUCE LINES,
 IMPROVE SCREENING PROCESS
 CLEVELAND, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new airport security checkpoint designed to reduce lines and relieve passenger frustrations has been unveiled at Houston Intercontinental Airport before 100 airline security professionals.
 "This effort represents the first comprehensive attempt in 20 years to integrate all the elements of the security-checkpoint process into one cohesive system," said Richard F. Lally, a consultant for ITS, the country's largest provider of aviation-security services. Lally is also former director of Civil Aviation Security for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a retired V.P. of security for the Air Transport Association.
 Features of the ITS High Tech Checkpoint include video cameras, monitors and recorders; modular walls and porticos, which integrate the existing metal detectors and X-ray devices and provide the secure aesthetic; and wireless headsets for screeners and supervisors, supplementing overt and covert communications with law enforcement personnel.
 Among the visiting security professionals: Adm. Clyde Robbins, director, Office of Intelligence and Security, Department of Transportation; Lynne Osmus, FAA's director of Civil Aviation Security Operations.
 The new, highly visible security features, which provide additional deterrent value to the security process, were incorporated into the design by Hengst Streff Architects.
 To enhance rapid passenger movement, the checkpoint's metal detectors have been updated and repositioned to provide the lowest possible alarm rates while still detecting metal within established sensitivity requirements, which are set by FAA.
 Secondary metal detectors have been added at key points to re- screen passengers who trip the alarm at the primary units. Bottlenecks are reduced because passengers only have to walk through the primary units one time; the line keeps moving unimpeded by people who would otherwise be required to retrace their steps through the units.
 Supported and encouraged by DOT and FAA, ITS initiated the voluntary private-sector demonstration with client Continental Airlines, security-equipment manufacturer EG&G Astrophysics and psychological research firm Sytech Research. Continental Office Furniture, Inc. (no relation to the airline) and S&B Distributors donated materials and electronic equipment for the pilot project.
 The first of several planned High Tech Checkpoints, Houston's is designated to serve as an operational laboratory to test new techniques in training, security technology and equipment.
 Cleveland-based ITS provides preboard screening personnel to airlines in 115 U.S. cities. The firm also operates in Budapest, Hungary, and Prague, Czechoslovakia. Annual billings are $70 million.
 -0- 5/12/92
 /CONTACT: Steve Cadwell, VP-marketing ITS, 216-642-4522/ CO: ITS ST: Ohio IN: AIR SU: PDT


KK -- CL001B -- 9170 05/12/92 13:10 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:May 12, 1992
Words:421
Previous Article:TOLEDO ASSEMBLY PLANT SHIFT PLANS ANNOUNCED
Next Article:DELL INTRODUCES AFFORDABLE NOTEBOOK PCS FOR VALUE-MINDED AND PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED USERS
Topics:


Related Articles
AIRPORT SECURITY CHECKPOINT TO REDUCE LINES, IMPROVE SCREENING PROCESS
NORTHWEST AIRLINES ELIMINATES DETROIT AIRPORT BOTTLENECKS WITH NEW SECURITY SYSTEM
NEW AIRPORT SECURITY SYSTEM TO SPEED PASSENGER FLOW AT NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL
NEW AIRPORT SECURITY SYSTEM TO SPEED PASSENGER FLOW AT NATIONAL AIRPORT
Passengers Get Double the Room At New Metro Airport Security Screening Checkpoint.
American Airlines, American Eagle Improve Airport Experience at JFK, LaGuardia And Newark.
Security checks now apply to workers.
Summer Time - And the Living Is Easier: DFW International Airport Revamps Checkpoints to Make Security Lines Faster for Summer Travelers.
Optosecurity Announces the World's First Inline Liquid Threat Detection System for Security Checkpoints That Interprets Standard X-Ray Tomography to...

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters