Apstec Systems™ to install its Human Security Radar (HSR®) at Ankara Esenboğa Airport
11 December 2018
Apstec Systems™ has announced that its Human Security Radar (HSR®) has been selected by Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) in Turkey to significantly boost security in landside areas of the airport. Chosen following a rigorous selection process, including a pilot installation, HSR will be installed at the terminal entrances as part of ongoing security enhancement measures by the Turkish State Airports Authority (DHMI). It will enable people screening without slowing down the flow of traffic, with each system capable of scanning up to 10,000 individuals per hour. The technology was deployed in partnership with local distributer AKBA. Terrorist attacks on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul and Brussels Airport in Belgium have highlighted the vulnerability of airport landsides. Traditional aviation-style security checkpoints or manual searches, which scan one individual at a time, are not suited to purpose and result in large queues of passengers, which are vulnerable to attack in their own right. With existing approaches to security screening providing impractical, inconvenient and expensive to operate, terminals have remained susceptible to attack, or are subject to intrusive and disruptive security screening regimes. HSR was designed to address this challenge and offers a practical and cost-effective solution to security screening in such high footfall scenarios. The first fully automated, real-time mass screening solution, HSR provides seamless security to protect public places from terrorist attacks. The walkthrough system uniquely combines unparalleled high throughput, speed and accuracy, simultaneously screening multiple subjects in real-time for threats, without the need for an operator to inspect suspect materials. With 40,000 passengers travelling through Esenboga Airport every day, the deployment of HSR will be instrumental in improving security for millions of people.