A continuous journey from curb to airside, where passengers proceed through security with minimal inconvenience, where security resources are allocated based on risk, and where airport facilities can be optimized.
See what the program hopes to achieve in the video below, and how it will evolve over the coming years as well as gaining a glimpse into some innovations already being implemented at airports today.
The vision will be achieved through the introduction of risk-based security concepts, advanced screening technologies, and process innovation. With these elements in combination, Smart Security seeks to deliver:
Strengthened security – Focus resources based on risk, increase unpredictability, make better use of existing technologies, and introduce new technologies with advanced capabilities as they become available
Increased operational efficiency – Increase throughput, optimize asset utilization, reduce cost per passenger, and maximize space and staff resources
Improved passenger experience – Reduce queues and waiting times and use technology for less intrusive and time consuming security screening
While the Smart Security program sets a vision for the longer term, many Smart Security concepts and solutions are available today. Over the past few years, they have been tested and evaluated in partnership with governments, airports, airlines, and solution providers. Airports, including Geneva, London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol, London Gatwick and Melbourne, are amongst those leading the way, with many more now looking at how Smart Security concepts can be incorporated into their operations.
More information on these components and solutions can be found in the
Smart Security Flyer (pdf).
Where we are at?
For further information on the program or to get involved, please contact the Smart Security team at