Winston-Salem, NC, November 20 – Kaba is proud to announce the successful implementation of its one-way exit corridor at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, Va. As part of a construction and innovation project, the Kaba corridor accommodates the airport’s expansion plans and offers the latest in exit lane breach control technology.

“In order to provide top-notch amenities and a pleasant traveling environment, we embarked on a project that would not only meet today’s travelers wants but address the growing needs of passengers throughout Central Virginia,” says Melinda Crawford, executive director, Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. Central to the improvement plan was increasing the TSA passenger screening area size and relocating the exit lane area.

“Previously we employed revolving door technology that dated back to 1995,” notes Crawford. “We needed newer technology that would increase passenger throughput as well as accommodate our size, location and budget. The Kaba corridor was the perfect solution for the scope of our project.”

The Kaba one-way exit corridor efficiently controls passenger flow while preventing unauthorized entry, or breach, to the secure airside of the airport. The stand-alone integrated system monitors, alerts and notifies airport security personnel, in real-time, of any intrusion events and detects suspicious pass-through or unattended objects.

“Kaba corridors have undergone independent evaluations, successfully preventing an exit lane breach without the presence of a guard,” reports David Wurtz, director of business development, Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas. “If we took a snapshot of the airport industry today, there is growing concern about recent changes in exit lane staffing requirements. The Kaba corridor offers a viable solution that eliminates the recurring costs associated with staffing exit lanes with a relatively short return on investment.”

Kaba – Beyond Security

With its innovative products, systems, and services, globally active technology group Kaba is a leading provider of high quality access management solutions, locks, cylinders, physical access systems, enterprise data and time recording, and hotel access systems. The Group is also the global market leader for high security locks, key blanks, transponder keys, and key manufacturing machines. For more than 150 years, Kaba has set trends in security and beyond – in terms of functionality, convenience, and design — always with a focus on optimum value to customers. Kaba provides the Saflok and ILCO electronic locking solutions. 

The merger of the businesses of Kaba Group, headquartered in Rümlang (Switzerland) and Dorma Group, based in Ennepetal (Germany), was completed on 1 September 2015. Together, dorma+kaba are one of the top 3 global companies in the market for security and access solutions, with pro forma sales of over CHF 2 billion, and around 16,000 employees.