Hamad International Airport has installed the latest security screening technology that enables security personnel to easily detect explosive materials held in complex items and structures.
The technology also allows transfer passengers the freedom to keep electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, digital cameras, etc in their hand luggage while going through security checkpoints.
The new C2 technology will be initially implemented across all transfer screening checkpoints upon the gradual reopening of transfer gates. It will significantly enhance airport security while speeding up the inspection process and boosting throughout.
The ECAC C2 Detection standard can identify threat materials in congested bags, including electronic devices that had to be segregated from bags earlier. Once the bag is placed on the X-ray for screening, it can be collected without any further stops for re-screening or physical inspections.
The system is also a significant counter Covid-19 measure, which reduces possible cross-contamination among passenger carry-on bags. The implementation of the technology will elevate the airport’s hygiene standards by limiting human contact at the security checkpoints, making the process safer and faster for both staff and passengers.
Qatar’s international airport is also exploring the introduction of a combination of anti-bacterial trays at checkpoints and automated UV emitting modules that will automatically disinfect the trays passengers touch to further safeguard the health and safety of all HIA passengers.
The airport recently announced the successful completion of the second phase of its Smart Airport Programme, offering a fast, secure and contactless airport experience by implementing biometric identification technology.
The technology allows passengers to combine their flight, passport and facial biometric information in a ‘single travel token’ at the self-check-in kiosk. HIA stressed that it will continue to adopt new and smart screening technologies to strengthen its security measures, while providing a safe and seamless passenger journey.
Source : Gulf Times