Security Screening in the Post Pandemic Era
The Coronavirus pandemic may become an irresistible catalyst for change in security screening. Implementing traditional security measures largely based on aviation security requirements was a natural response to the threats posed by the terrorist attacks of the early 2000s but they resulted in unintended consequences when applied to crowded public places. Queues to enter venues grew, the degree of disruption was significant and the quality of the experience of attending events deteriorated. It is clear to most people that such traditional security screening approaches are not appropriate in a world where we are at risk of widespread infectious disease. By implementing innovative approaches to security screening that feature high throughput, that have no queues, minimise contact between people and allow for social distancing, organisations can mitigate health risks while at the same time improving the overall the security screening experience.