Smiths Detection to deploy first ever Smart Security Checkpoint at Kansai Int. Airport
16 March 2017
Smiths Detection is working with Kansai International Airport (KIX) to deploy the first ever Smart Security Checkpoint in Japan. The Smart Security Checkpoint is an integrated system that combines walk-through metal detectors with passenger security scanners, cabin baggage X-ray machines, an automated tray return system and an advanced image and checkpoint management platform to provide a seamless, more efficient, and less intrusive experience for passengers. Built around Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040-2is X-ray scanner, an advanced dual-view X-ray inspection system with automatic explosive detection capability, the Smart Security system is designed to significantly reduce waiting times at the security checkpoint, which means higher passenger satisfaction and improved operational efficiencies at Terminal 2 Kansai International Airport (KIX). Smart Security was developed IATA and Airports International Council (ACI), and is deployed at a number of airports in Europe and the US. Integral to the system are new Smart Lanes which increase the inspection capacity by about 1.5 times to significantly improve the time it takes for passengers to move through the screening process. The Smart Lanes speed up cabin baggage screening by moving trays automatically, eliminating the need for passengers to have to move their trays manually. Passengers can instead proceed immediately through security and be screened by body scanners and walk-through metal detectors.