Wednesdays walk out by workers guarding the UK’s borders highlights a benefit of owning a new biometric ePassport.
The passports contain a small chip that can be read by automatic border gates. A camera at the gates takes images of the passport holder, and analyses their face to match it to the passport photo. If the [...]
The US FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) – America’s equivalent of our CAA, have last week required US airlines to disable the emergency oxygen generators found in airplane toilets.
Airplane Oxygen Mask
The oxygen generators power the oxygen masks which fall from the ceiling in the event of decompression – where air pressure is lost from [...]
Body scanners are now a part of the security screening process at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The body scanners, which cost £100,000 each, are not to be used on all passengers, but ‘random’ passengers (similar to the shoe x-ray process).
Staff have also been trained to spot the behaviour of suspicious passengers, so that these people can be [...]