Tom Knierim
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Biometric Automation for Airports: Travelling Bliss or Privacy Nightmare?

Checkpoints at airports have always been an object of passenger discontent with both document and immigration checks consistently receiving the lowest scores in passenger satisfaction surveys. Biometric technology has long been hailed as the ‘silver bullet’ to solve...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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Manchester Airports Group selects Rohde & Schwarz security scanners for key UK airports

Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has secured a five-year Framework Agreement with the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to supply the latest generation of R&S QPS201 security scanners to Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. MAG is the UK’s largest airport group,...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Delivering Secure, Safe and Automated Airport Environments

Air travel remains one of the most popular modes of transport. However, in line with the growth in passenger numbers and greater threats to security, there are now increasing demands on airport operators to provide higher levels of protection for people, cargo and vital assets....
Posted On 27 Jul 2018
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Europol raids at European airports result in 140-plus arrests in fight against fraud

Europol has co-ordinated raids at European airports, targeting criminals trying to travel using fraudulently bought tickets. As the peak summer holiday time approaches, over 141 individuals were arrested last week in the latest law enforcement swoop which took place at over 226...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Wilson James turns to Nissan LEAF vehicles for leading airport security contract

Security, logistics and business services provider Wilson James has added seven all-electric Nissan LEAFs to its vehicle fleet for use as part of the company’s operation at one of the country’s leading airports. The mains-powered models, which have been supplied by...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Home Office allocated £500 million counter-terrorism budget increase in 2015 Spending Review

Chancellor George Osborne has today published the results of the Government’s comprehensive Spending Review, including details of the Home Office’s security and policing budget allocation over the course of this Parliament. The Spending Review and Autumn Statement sets out a...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015
Securitas has won a prestigious security contract with the Airbus Group in the UK
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Securitas flying high with Airbus Group in wake of security solutions contract win for UK operations

Securitas has been awarded a contract to provide specific security solutions for leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group. Those solutions will encompass many specialised services and include the platform for Securitas to further develop its aerodrome-focused fire and rescue...
Posted On 09 Jun 2015
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Reaching for the Sky

With the threat of terrorism on the UK mainland currently at ‘Severe’ status (meaning that a terrorist attack is highly likely), security at our airports takes on even greater significance. How might airport and airline management teams make absolutely certain all bases are...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
Apex Insight has produced a comprehensive study of the UK security guarding market
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“Further growth likely in UK security guarding market” reports Apex Insight

According to the latest detailed industry survey conducted by Apex Insight*, the UK’s outsourced security guarding services market is approaching £5 billion in volume, having grown in recent years despite a hesitant economic recovery. The industry is being affected by...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015