Aviation laptop ban the threat is real and requires new response

Aviation Security The proposed ban on all electronic items larger than smartphones is required because the threat is real . That s the view of Ian Hutcheson OBE, security advisor at airport security giant L3. Hutcheson said these complex IEDs which can be disguised as such devices require more advanced technology than is currently available, also revealing that L3 is currently working on new computed tomography machines to tackle the threats.

However, he also claimed that simply detecting threats is not enough for the role of technology. He said: It is much easier to measure detection capability than deterrents, but mitigating future risks will require technologies that both deter and detect. Despite this technology can produce real deterrent value such as PWM scanners at Heathrow. Many people discarded drugs and other contraband because they didn t understand the capabilities of the scanner. Hutcheson also noted the potentially negative impact that increased response to threats could have to the global aviation industry s core business getting passengers from origin to destination. How do we improve security while keeping business moving? That is it we need to find out. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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