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Blog 2017-04-26T10:37:47+00:00

Airport Security Tips

When traveling there's nothing worse than experiencing delays at the airport. Some of these can be attributed to security issues. Travelers are often in a rush to get to their destination and jumping through all of the security loops can feel frustrating. However, these airport security procedures are in place for our protection. Below we've outlined some great airport security tips you can follow to reduce personal delays and help airport security do their job to protect you and your family. Pro-Active Airport Security Tips Start thinking about getting through airport security before you even leave the house. You should familiarize yourself with the airport regulations and checkpoint procedures. This includes things like being required to remove jackets and/or shoes and knowing what items you can and cannot bring onto the plane. You will also need to remove various metal items from your pockets. Keep your cell phone, keys, jewelry, [...]

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Department of Homeland Security to launch safety study of scanners

The Department of Homeland Security, after being criticized by the general public and politicians, is launching a complete safety study of the scanners that are used to screen passengers at airports all across the nation. The review of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is performed by the National Academy of Science, a nonprofit group of scientists, to study the safety of the radiation emitted by scanners. Susan Collins, a senator from Maine, says that while the amount of radiation that passengers are exposed to is small when going through the scanners once, it is concerning what that means for frequent flyers, who may be exposed several times a week. Currently TSA uses two types of full-body scanners used to look for hidden objects underneath passenger’s clothing. These two types of scanners are: Non-ionizing radio frequency energy scanners - These are your typical security scanners seen at arenas and airports for decades. Backscatters - Backscatter [...]