A growing number of Americans cannot remember having passed an airport that did not have heightened security measures. While they are mostly effective at keeping people safe, they are also time consuming and inconvenient.
Airport security protocol changed after the September 11th terrorist attacks, but many of the expanded measures evolved over time.
“Unfortunately there were always (sic) incidents. They had the underwear bomber that changed our view of ‘person screening’ and suddenly body scanners became the norm. They had the shoe bomber, so there are all of these events that have taken place, so there are a lot of reactive approaches, “explained Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense, a technology company that develops security products.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and its partners are now focused on being proactive to stay one step ahead of potential threats.
“We have to be continuously innovative and constantly develop new ideas …