U.S. Customs and Border Protection Exit/Entry Program, a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is deploying facial recognition biometric technology at Miami International Airport.

CBP Deploys Biometric Exit tech to Miami Int’l Airport (Multi-Video)

By planet biometrics US Customs and Border Protection has announced the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to Miami International Airport (MIA) for a select flight. The deployment builds upon a June...
The redesigned lower level of Terminal E at Boston Logan International Airport allows travelers to get through the exit process faster.

CBP, Massport Improve Arrivals Area at Boston Logan Int’l Terminal

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at Boston Logan International Airport and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) have partnered to improve the passenger experience for those...
Known as the “Jack Rabbit Project,” the multi-agency chlorine release experiments were conducted in part to help emergency responders meet the planning, tactical and operational challenges of a catastrophic Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) release. (Image courtesy of the Utah Valley University) During this 20 ton release trial, the small cone in the extreme bottom center of the photo was 50 meters upwind with a wind speed of 3.55 meters/second. (Image courtesy of the Utah Valley University)

New Report for Emerg Responders on Toxic Risk of Chlorine Releases

A report on test releases of liquefied compressed chlorine was published on Sept. 30 by Utah Valley University (UVU). Known as the “Jack Rabbit Project,” the multi-agency chlorine release experiments were conducted in...
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Thermal Radar – A Game-Changer in Video Surveillance (Multi-Video)

Thermal Imaging Radar (Thermal Radar) is a U.S. based manufacturing company that has developed a "First to Market" continuous thermal 360° detection camera to monitor and alert security personnel when intruders have...
New FAA tests reveal PEDs in checked luggage could catch fire (Image courtesy of the FAA)

Fire Risk May Lead to Laptop Ban in Checked Bags on Flights (Videos)

By Chris Isidore, CNN Tech, CNN Money  Laptops could be banned from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by an international air safety panel. According...
AMICO's next generation ANC Fence System is a uniquely designed, non-metallic fencing system that is non-conductive and radar friendly, making it well suited for the protection of utility substations, airports, and military applications

AMICO ANC Composite Fence a Finalist in the ‘ASTORS’ (See Video)

AMICO Security's ANC Composite Fence, a total perimeter solution with M5.0 security rating, is one of four AMICO Finalists recognized in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program. Steel fences must be...
FAA “Call to Action” with the commercial hot-air balloon industry, the Balloon Federation of America (BFA) has developed an “Envelope of Safety” accreditation program for balloon ride operations following the deadliest balloon crash in US history which resulted in 16 deaths.

New Comm Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program Following Tragedy (Videos)

After a July 2016 balloon accident in Lockhart, TX that caused 16 fatalities, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took proactive steps to increase the safety of hot-air balloon tourism. As the result of a...
Properly trained X-Ray operators are one layer of security that is critical in the protection of aircraft in our skies.

New Quieter Aircraft Coming in 2018, Says the FAA

Beginning on January 1, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will require newly designed aircraft to be quieter which will help toward lowering noise around airports and surrounding communities. Called “Stage 5 Airplane...
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10 Things You Might Not Know About TSA (Learn More, 10 Videos Too)

By Bob Burns & Jennifer Lapidow, the TSA There are a lot more than 10 things we could tell you, but we kept the list at 10 for brevity. We don’t want to...
All of the firearms pictured were discovered over the last week. See complete lists below.

TSA Finds 165 Firearms in Carryon Bags Over Last Two-Weeks

By the TSA TSA officers discovered 165 firearms over the last two weeks in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 165firearms discovered, 144 were loaded and 56 had a round chambered. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers...