Scotland’s busiest gateway has introduced new state-of-the-art body scanners to improve the speed and efficiency of the airport security experience.
The installation is part of a €180 million five-year investment programme, which sees Edinburgh put technology at the core of the security process and reduce the time passengers spend in the search area and improve interaction between staff and travellers.
The new scanners are the first major pieces of equipment to be installed in the terminal ahead of the new airport extension, which will open later this year.
Created by L-3 Security & Detection Systems, the scanners are now fully operational and will result in less physical searches and speed up the security process.
The new security scanners will act as an additional level of security, so if a passenger passes through the security archway and found to still be carrying an item likely to activate the metal detector – the archway alarm will sound.
Last year, the Edinburgh Airport installed E-gates, as well as facial recognition cameras to enhance the security process and track queue time.
Julie Matthews, head of security at Edinburgh Airport, says: “We’re committed to ensuring the safety of our passengers by continually reviewing and improving our security process.
“New technology is a key part of this and these new security scanners will be hugely beneficial in improving the passenger experience by reducing the number of body searches and speeding up the process.”
“With our brand-new security hall scheduled to open later this year, we’re investing in fantastic state-of-the-art technology, which will allow us to enter the next generation of airport security,” Matthews adds.