The automated security screening process at airports started in the early 1990s. Initially, the system consisted of metal detectors and wand searches but soon the use of computers and wireless devices to remotely activate, disarm, and deactivate security features was introduced.
Airport Automated Security Screening Market is expanding rapidly with Leidos completing
the acquisition of L3Harris Technologies’ Security Detection and Automation Businesses
The automated security screening process at airports started in the early 1990s. Initially, the system
consisted of metal detectors and wand searches but soon the use of computers and wireless devices
to remotely activate, disarm, and deactivate security features was introduced. Airport security
continues to advance with the integration of newer security systems such as biometric
authentication systems, proximity cards, proximity monitoring, and digital imaging. These
technologies allow for the quick processing of passengers' identity cards or signatures as they pass
through metal detectors. Security measures at airports have become more sophisticated and are now
considered the best in the industry.
Recently, in May 2020, Leidos, a U.S.-based defense, and aviation technology company, acquired
L3Harris Technologies’ Security Detection and Automation Businesses to create global security and
Using an automated security screening system can be very helpful in several different ways. An
automated security screening system is also very helpful in that it will help prevent crime. This
crime is all too common around the airport facility. Since air travel has been increasing, the demand
need for tightened airport security has become imperative. Increasing number of passengers are
preferring air travel since it is more efficient, safer, and quicker than other modes of transportation.
As per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in 2018, around 4.3 billion passengers
were carried on scheduled service, increasing by 6.4% from 2017. Besides, aircraft manufacturers
are witnessing a high surge in demand for new aircraft. Recently, in August 2020, Airbus delivered
49 aircraft and received orders for 4 new ones.
Airport automated security screening market has witnessed significant growth s