Airport security operators require the greatest level of insight and information

Airport security requires innovation because we’re travelling more than ever while experiencing more varied threats to our safety. Today’s airport security management is a multi-faceted approach with concerns for passenger safety and the security of connected equipment.

The passenger and cargo traffic movement at airports holds the key to operational efficiency, thus making it vital to ensure compliance to industry standards through the innovative operation of baggage handling and airport security.

The industry has to deal with the constant risk of criminal activity and threats to civil aviation airspace and cyber attacks designed to disrupt critical processes such as air traffic control systems, navigational aids and passenger booking and management systems. Furthermore, airport operators need to rebuild the passenger`s confidence in flying again amid the COVID-19 pandemic context.

Airport security solutions

The most common threats that airports face on a regular basis present the potential for extreme damage. Any kind of incident can carry significant risk to people, assets, passenger traffic, and brand reputation. Traditional security risks in the airport ecosystem, such as theft, violence, terrorism and insider threats continue to evolve, while cyber attacks targeting physical security systems have also become more prevalent.

The latest technologies offer the potential to enhance airport security at the same time as improving the passenger experience.

Technologies and procedures that can improve aviation security, while reducing inconvenience to travellers, are of significant benefit to secure the entire air system. Artificial intelligence is poised to take the lead in enhancing aviation security beyond the limitations posed by human decision-makers.

For example, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in aviation security training is rising due to the exponential growth in computing power. AI has the potential to significantly raise the performance of airport screening equipment – enabling new image classification and object recognition functions at the checkpoint, which could pave the way for a more automated, alarm-resolution-only passenger screening.

What is CT?

CT is the latest checkpoint X-ray scanning equipment to enhance threat detection capabilities for carry-on baggage. The technology is similar to CT technology used in the medical field and research shows that CT is the most consequential technology available today for airport checkpoints. Research shows that it is the most consequential technology available today for airport checkpoints.

Threat detection relies heavily on human operators interpreting information from some type of screening device – often based on X-ray, computed tomography (CT), or millimetre wave technology – that projects images onto a monitor for interpretation.

The key elements vulnerable to attacks considering the whole system are:

  • Access, Departure and Passport Control Systems
  • Cargo handling and shipping
  • Reservation Systems
  • Fuel gauges
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Management
  • In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and Connectivity Systems
  • e-Enabled ground and onboard systems
  • Electronic Flight Bags (EFB)- an electronic information management device that helps flight crews perform flight management tasks easily and efficiently.
  • Cabin crew devices

The EyeFox solution

EyeFox detects and identifies hidden threats. Our solution employs deep learning computer vision to the screening process for automatic threat detection. Also, it creates a centralised image processing network whose value increases exponentially as it develops, learns and improves with data aggregation.

Machine learning plays a key role in the AI technology we use, where a computer system is fed large amounts of data, which it then uses to learn how to carry out a specific task.

EyeFox provides unrelenting and focused analysis, rapidly distinguishing threats from other items in real-time. This minimizes close contact with bag contents and people, increasing efficiency and throughput.

AI solutions for improving airport security

Neural Guard is a dynamic technology company constantly developing Artificial Intelligence-based auto-detection solutions for the security screening market.

Our team combines industry leaders from the security, technology, and regulatory fields offering their expertise to ensure safer environments, lower operational costs and better customer experience for companies, and a better customer experience for people.

Neural Guard has a global reach in over 80 countries promising a vast amount of diverse data and “on the ground” security screening knowledge.