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Airport Security

Airport security systems involves more than passport control as well as metal detectors and this is done keeping in mind the safety of the passengers and their security. Airport security has devised incredible technological advances in the aim of security of not only the passengers, but also the staff as well as the airport. The new technology system focuses on people appearing suspicious. There are CCTV installed for airport security, but there is a constant need to look at the footage of the CCTV to recognize the regular happenings. Even one second of distraction can prove to be disastrous. Now even advanced video analytics help in tracing even in a crowd. This has enhanced the security levels of the passenger and has decreased the work of the security staff from looking for suspicious things.

Airport security has automated search lanes that set the alarm only when needed. This helps in quick security process. Passengers can reduce the waiting time by co-operating with the airport security by not carrying prohibited items and leaving gifts unwrapped, if any. Avoiding carrying metal items, undeveloped film, and cameras loaded with film. Passengers carrying limited baggage as one bag with personal items and one carry on bag can steer through the security systems clearly without delay. The personal items can comprise of purse, laptop, briefcases or small backpacks with identification tags on all the baggage.

Keeping two things ready before boarding in regard to airport security are boarding pass and current photo ID. Arriving early to the airport during holidays is recommended so that the process is done swiftly. This can be speeded by printing the boarding pass at home and proceeding towards security directly. Passengers can facilitate the airport security by not bringing drinks and other liquids or should carry them in spill proof containers. The passengers should also not carry food that is unwrapped. Instead they can take unpeeled natural fruits. Similarly, take off the outer coat, jacket or blazer and put metals such as loose change, mobile phones, keys and jewelry in a carry on bag and also place the laptop computer separate from the carrying case. This enables in quick processing of airport security.

There is TSA Consumer response center available to answer any queries regarding any procedure between 8am to 6pm. Besides, there is 24 hours voicemail service also available.  Passengers can use TSA locking mechanism so that it is easily opened. However, as the airport security restrictions keep changing often, it is best to check with the administration of the transportation security for updates before traveling.