Airport Security - The Need for Continuous and Accurate check
Airport Passenger Security – Random check vs. continuous check for everyone
Security measures at the airport are highly regulated and include random selection of passengers. These selective checks are performed using third-party security devices and measure traces of explosives and narcotics through the passenger's skin or their belongings.
In addition, trained security dogs are commonly used at the airports to sniff passengers and their baggage.
These rules and regulations exist to increase safety of flights and airports. The question is: how effective and sustainable are these methods? First let’s look at how the random checks are done.
While waiting in line for security checks for boarding a flight, randomly selected passengers may be asked by the security official to have his/her palm swabbed. The swab has two components namely the handle and [name of part that is disposable], which is used only once per selected passenger
Next, the contaminated end of the swab is inserted into a detecting machine and the Security personnel will decide what to do next based on the results. Aside from the accuracy of the machines being used, the random nature of these swabs raises a serious question about the sustainability of these methods.
The number of people who will fly domestically and internally is growing by approximately 5% year after year. USA Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that, in 2018, over one billion people were transported by airlines all over the world. The growth rate increases every year and as a result, statistically, the chance of random security checks to flag suspicious s passengers decreases dramatically.
With the existing technology for the airport, the only options security departments and decision-makers have for continuous detection, is to increase the number of random checks and hire more personnel. This will also result in additional wait time for the passengers. consequently, the burden will be on both airport operations as well as unhappier passengers. The average time for a traveler anywhere in the world, from his/her doorstep to their seat on the plane is about 5 hours!
QuadroCore’s AerX 200 Technology
QuadroCore’s direct analysis mass spectrometer is designed to alleviate this pressure on security procedures at airports. Its efficient technology can detect traces of explosives and narcotics, it does not need swabbing random passengers, and it continuously checks every passenger boarding a plane.
QuadroCore’s modern and reliable technology works by sniffing passengers and their belongings. It’s nano-level sensitive “Digital Nose” picks up air-borne elements from objects of interest and analyzes them in seconds. The best part is that it can detect continuously and 24/7 without supervision or need for a dopant.
It is designed such that its cost to the security companies is minimal.
Lastly, QuadroCore’s technology is designed to significantly lower the cost of security checks per person at the airport.
As a result, regardless of the number, 100% of passengers will be checked at the airport.
QuadroCore’s AerX 200 has a wide range of use and can be installed anywhere at the airport.