It is a fact that the aviation industry faces immense threats from various actors world over. Insecurity starts from a passenger who tries to smuggle a the scalpel into a plane. The other will try to snick in with advance forms of a weapon such as guns and bombs. With the increase in these threats, industry players are working around the clock to come up with sound world aviation security policies that will mitigate these threats.
New technologies will be employed to detect even the most discrete form of threat. Technologies will play a major role to handle the rising passengers using airports. It is estimated that over four billion passengers will be using airports by the year 2030. In this regard, technologies aimed at facilitating faster checks and improving the overall scrutiny in airports are being developed.
Soon, you will be checked by smart gadgets such as a pad that is capable of detecting explosives placed in remote places such as inside your shoe. The pad will go to work the moment you step into the airport lobby. Once it detects a threat, a message will be sent automatically to relevant authorities for necessary intervention.
Another technological innovation is an integrated full-body scanner. You will no longer have to remove your shoes while at the airport. The machine will scan you while you are still lining up at the checkpoint. If you pose any threat, you will be nabbed the moment you enter the safety area.
The other interesting development is that of a gadget that is capable of scanning the clothes you are wearing, including what is on your pockets. Once it is deployed, d you will no longer need to remove your coats when passing through the scanners. You will also be scanned while you are several meters away.
A portable machine capable of identifying the materials an item is made of is also being developed. The scanner can identify concealed forbidden materials inside an item that poses any threat. It works will all kinds of materials, including metal, wood, plastic, or even concrete. It can scan items inside a bag without the need of removing them for x-rays.
Industry players are also looking at the need to retrain airport safety personnel to enhance their skills in better management of the security. Personnel is not only required to spot forbidden images on X-ray, but also be able to look out for the pictures that do not occur frequently. Security personnel is also being trained on non-verbal communication skills that enable them to detect possible threats posed by passengers.
Artificial intelligence is also being incorporated into the safety world. It has the ability to do a deep analysis of any image in the X-ray scanners and pick out any strange thing that may pose a threat. It would seem that industry players are upping their game by investing huge sums of money in developing advance technological innovations that will handle any future threat to world safety. As the threats become more complex, so is needed to develop new approaches to mitigate these threats.