dormakaba joins partnership to develop checkpoint of the future at US airports
We have all been there: Crowded security checks with long queuing times at airport. If it is up to a new consortium of companies this will soon be a thing of the past. Together with the global players Vanderlande, specialist in logistic process automation at airports, and Rohde & Schwarz, provider of eAIT technology at airports, dormakaba is aiming to develop a fully integrated and self-screening security checkpoint for airport passengers. The project is part of a program of the US Department of Homeland Security to improve screening efficiency and passenger flow in security checkpoints.
For a long time now, dormakaba has been accompanying passengers on their way onto the plane at airports all over the world: from automated boarding pass control to business lounge access and self-boarding to one-way corridors – the company’s access solutions can be found everywhere. Now, in collaboration with Vanderlande and Rohde & Schwarz, dormakaba works on a project to integrate its access control systems into another sub-step of the passenger journey: the security checkpoint.
A fully automated process at the passenger security checkpoint optimizes the people flow at the checkpoints and significantly increases the security standard of the checkpoint processes. In the future, the process itself will require fewer personnel for the screening process, so the staff can concentrate on other tasks around the security checkpoints. As a result, the checks will be almost touchless, which also provides a major advantage from a hygiene point of view.