The need for biometrics in airport security

Posted on July 19th, 2011 by Gary Moore

SAN FRANCISCO — While there are some legitimate concerns about civil liberties with overly intrusive airport security systems, it is only a matter of time before new personal identification technology is as common as a paper boarding pass. You don’t have to look too far over the horizon to see the boarding pass being replaced… Read more >>

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IP Traffic surveillance cameras speed up traffic and keep roads safe

Posted on June 2nd, 2011 by Gary Moore

IP Traffic surveillance cameras smooth out traffic congestion that leads to costly and deadly accidents. Utah Department of Transportation has used IP based CCTV cameras to help emergency response teams, give drivers real-time road updates, and gather data on traffic snarls and patterns. Collectively, this network of live traffic cameras is called the ATMS (Advanced… Read more >>

In Fort Saskatchewan, RFID Goes Out on a Limb

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by Gary Moore

The Canadian city is using passive EPC tags to track the maintenance of its trees, playground equipment, garbage cans and parks. Apr. 28, 2011—when workers maintain trees and parks or empty public garbage cans in Fort Saskatchewan, a city of 18,000 residents in Alberta, Canada, they keep record of their daily activities via radio frequency… Read more >>

British Airport Installs Biometric Security

Posted on April 8th, 2011 by Gary Moore

Manchester has implemented what it claims is the U.K.’s first biometric access control system based on iris recognition. The system officially went live just before Christmas, and is used to control access to secure parts of the airport for airport workers. Manchester Airport and the Department for Transport (DfT) partnered with Human Recognition Systems (HRS),… Read more >>

Hong Kong’s Airport to Tag Bags

Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by Gary Moore

This year, one of the world’s busiest airports is deploying 120 RFID readers and buying 1.5 million smart labels to track luggage. Hong Kong International Airport is deploying the largest RFID network undertaken so far in Asia and has awarded the contract for RFID equipment for tagging and tracking baggage to Matrics. The project, set… Read more >>

Over 100 illegal immigrants caught using remote video surveillance

Posted on February 28th, 2011 by Gary Moore

Over-100-illegal-immigrants-caught-using-remote-video-surveillance-116762009.htmlTUCSON, Ariz. – Remote video surveillance helped border agents apprehend over 100 illegal immigrants walking through the southern Arizona desert. U.S. Border Patrol agents spotted a group of people walking northbound about 15 miles west of Lukeville using surveillance equipment. Agents responded to the area and took 22 illegal immigrants into custody. A helicopter from… Read more >>

Saudi Arabia forecasted to be world’s second largest market for homeland security

Posted on January 13th, 2011 by Gary Moore

The rapidly evolving security scenario in the region has placed the onus for increased preparedness on local authorities and institutions to be able to meet the multi-faceted challenges posed by criminals and extremists. This is reflected in the continued growth of the homeland security sector in the region, with Saudi Arabia leading the way. According… Read more >>


Posted on December 21st, 2010 by Gary Moore

At a strategic surveillance hub in East Orange, N.J., caution alerts triggered by sensors strategically located across the city flash on flat-screen TVs faster than the speed of crime. When that happens, operators scan live video feeds to search for signs of suspicious activity. If it looks like a crime in progress, operators can dispatch… Read more >>

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County tracks waste pickup using RFID

Posted on December 13th, 2010 by Gary Moore

Government waste management agencies have deployed RFID technology to keep track their vehicles, services and amount of waste collected. Private waste collection agencies have been doing this since a few years and municipal agencies are not following suit. Monroe County, Miss., is employing an RFID-based system to track its garbage trucks, document the waste carts… Read more >>

Security Systems upgrade in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Posted on November 17th, 2010 by Gary Moore

Some airports are not waiting for federal government guidelines on biometrics. Instead, they are upgrading security systems to include the flexibility to incorporate new biometric technologies as they emerge. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (operated by the Port of Seattle) provides an example of this forward-looking adaptability. Beginning with a newly established set of security requirements and… Read more >>