Aalborg Airport in Denmark is upgrading its
security with Smith Detection's iLane.evo, an automated checkpoint
lane technology, and upgrading HI-SCAN 6040 aTiX scanners to
enable passengers to leave electronics in their hand luggage.
The new iLane.evo checkpoint lanes are designed
to eliminate bottlenecks, keep queues under control and keep
people and baggage moving. For example, the parallel divest and
extended reclaim areas both handle three passengers
simultaneously. Any trays carrying suspicious items are
automatically diverted to a secondary search area and, at the end
of the process, all trays are automatically returned to the start.
This high level of automation leaves operators free to focus on
helping the travelling public.
Existing HI-SCAN 6040aTiX scanners have been
given an on-site software upgrade to EDS CB C2 standards, which means passengers can leave electronics
– laptops, tablets, mobile phones, cameras – in their hand luggage
for scanning. This reduces passenger preparation time and the
number of trays, which in turn creates a faster, simpler and more
efficient screening process.
“We no longer need random
trace-detector searches which is a major improvement for both
passengers and operators,” said Søren Bjerg, Head of Security,
Aalborg Airport. “And we have achieved the ultimate aim of
significantly increasing throughput. The checkpoint project is a
significant component in the plan to secure future overall growth
– and it is not finished yet.”
The new checkpoint lanes will
follow early in 2019 and all four checkpoints will be networked.
Adding the Checkpoint.Evoplus platform will bring all the
components together into a single, integrated solution.