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TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

CLD Fencing Systems Puts Security-Rated Offer Under the Spotlight at ISE

Joy Finnegan

CLD Fencing Systems will be showcasing its latest generation of security-rated physical security systems at the International Security Expo 2022. The company has a suite of physical security systems, independently third party tested by the Loss Prevention Certification Board, (LPCB), offering the ultimate in protection against attack. It will be introducing Securus S4, the latest…

Pledges to UN Road Safety Fund at UN High-Level Meeting Raise $15 million

Pledges to UN Road Safety Fund at UN High-Level Meeting Raise $15 million

Joy Finnegan

The UN Road Safety Fund is supporting the UN High-level Meeting on Global Road Safety and hosted its first pledging event on this summer at the UN Headquarters in New York. In total, 16 partners pledged more than $15 million to fund road safety projects in low- and middle-income countries during 2022-2025. Countries including Armenia,…

Dutch Farmers Blocked Roads, Ports in July Protest

Dutch Farmers Blocked Roads, Ports in July Protest

Joy Finnegan

Dutch farmers, angry about new government regulations, used their tractors and trucks to block roads and distribution centers Monday, July 4. The protests were spurred by anger towards the government for plans that would require them to use less fertilizer and reduce livestock, as well as plans to slash emissions. They also targeted Schipol Airport,…

SITA Unveils eVisa and ETA to Transform Borders and Boost Growth

SITA Unveils eVisa and ETA to Transform Borders and Boost Growth

Joy Finnegan

SITA has launched SITA eVisa and SITA Electronic Travel Authorization to meet the rapidly growing demand from governments for digital visa systems to stimulate national economies after COVID-19, strengthen security and improve the travel experience. Governments globally are shifting to modern travel authorization solutions, like electronic visas and Electronic Travel Authorizations (ETAs). According to the…

New EU Rules on Ukrainian Driving Documents

New EU Rules on Ukrainian Driving Documents

Joy Finnegan

New temporary rules have been implemented by the European Union in hopes they will ensure people fleeing Ukraine can continue to use their Ukrainian driving license, without needing to exchange it for an EU driving license or to sit for a new driving test. The new Regulation sets specific rules on expired, lost and stolen…

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

James Careless

Whether in small parcels in air cargo, or large containers on ships, trains, and trucks, smugglers are always trying to find new ways to evade detection. “It’s a chicken and egg situation,” said aviation security consultant Steve Wolff, president of Wolff Consulting Services. “Smugglers will try something and then, when they get found out, they’ll…

THE FORCES DRIVING CCTV TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

THE FORCES DRIVING CCTV TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

James Careless

CCTV security systems are becoming sharper (in image resolution), smaller (in form factor), and smarter—thanks to artificial intelligence/AI that can detect intruders automatically. For the transportation sector, these advances offer the opportunity to enhance security, personnel, and property protection at any locations where their aircraft, ships, trains, and trucks are vulnerable. Virtual/remote tower solutions like…

BIOMETRICS TO THE RESCUE

BIOMETRICS TO THE RESCUE

Miquel Ros

Lorries queueing for miles on end at Dover awaiting their turn to board the ferry to France, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport forced to shelter thousands of passengers in tents as passport control lines stretch all the way to the parking lot, major airports taking the unprecedented step of capping the number of passengers in a desperate…

Crowdsourcing Transportation Security

Crowdsourcing Transportation Security

David Bruce

Crowdsourced threat detection is revolutionizing incident reporting in the transportation and public safety space. By empowering travelers and employees to quickly and discreetly report issues, transportation officials move from reactive to proactive. Across the United States a steady stream of reports of hostile passengers, insider threats, potential human trafficking, and equipment malfunctions funnel in to…

SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES: EMBRACING PROGRESS

SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES: EMBRACING PROGRESS

Gal Kuchuk

The technology commonly used today for security is, in general, basic and exhaustive of what is already known and familiar to us and clear. There is no real desire to put into use new things that have not been tried to the end and found to be 100 percent suitable — really why take a…

Prevention Measures Crucial to Tackling Risk of Battery Fires in Shipping

Joy Finnegan

As a key component of electric vehicles (EVs) or electronic devices, the transport of highly inflammable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is increasingly impacting shipping safety as demonstrated by a number of fires on vessels such as roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) car carriers and container ships. Given the many difficulties involved with suppressing battery fires, particularly at sea,…

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Sees Reduction in Accidents with Cars with Safe Drive Systems Active Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

Joy Finnegan

Safe Drive Systems (SDS), the leading developer and distributor of advanced auto safety technologies, has announced the results of a three-year pilot project conducted by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies. SDS’s Active Driver Assistance System, supplemented with SDS Telematics unit, were tested to evaluate whether they reduce the frequency and severity of accidents. The SDS…