The Emerging Complexity of the Bag

The current airport climate has bred a set of dueling forces when it comes to the makeup of carry-on luggage. The following forces have incentivized more false alarms, longer checkpoint delays, and overall operational inefficiency.

               Airlines - Continue to impose fees on customers for either overweight bags or additional checked luggage.

               Passengers - Motivated to avoid extra charges imposed by airlines, passengers pack items in their carry-on luggage that they otherwise would have stowed. These include electronics, smaller liquids and miscellaneous items.

               Terrorists - Have become attuned to some of the practices of checkpoint operators. As a result, they have deviated from traditional explosive devices to homemade explosives, which are considerably harder to visually identify.

The three combine to make an airport operator’s job akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. Computer Tomography is the only technology equipped to meet these demands.

Therefore, the need for improved image resolution at the checkpoint has become more important than ever. The DETECT ™ 1000 delivers the best Explosive Detection System (EDS) image resolution in existence. The superior resolution, coupled with excellent automated explosive detection capabilities and operator alerts, make visual identification of threats far more probable.

For example, the following pictures were taken from a 2016 customer trial in which ~96% of all inserted threats were found by trained operators. The DETECT ™ 1000’s results are in stark contrast to the tests conducted in 2015 by the Department of Homeland Security's “red teams” who were able to get banned items through the screening process in 67 out of 70 tests conducted across the nation.