Future Airport & Smart Border Technology - Tackling The Growing Threat
In today’s highly mobile, globalised world, airports are at the frontline of the Middle East’s efforts to protect national security from the growing threats of terrorism, smuggling, illegal immigration and epidemic diseases. At the same time, they operate in an increasingly competitive industry as they strive to provide the most efficient and customer-centric experience for their passengers.
As these twin pressures mount, and as the Middle East’s aviation industry – the fastest growing in the world – invests heavily in upgrading terminals and building new airports, these airports are becoming increasingly reliant on emerging border security technologies to improve processes and increase passenger throughput.
According to Ian Neill, MD at Agile Security Partners, the Integrated Border Management Consultants, due to its position as a convenient gateway between East and West, the Middle East is increasingly a target for organised crime for its traffic and smuggled items around the
However, according to the former Acting Director in the United Kingdom’s Border Systems Programme, security forces and airport authorities can effectively combat these evolving threats utilising the latest security technologies, with minimal disruption to passengers...
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