Vanderlande concept picked up by DHS

A self-screening passenger security checkpoint concept developed by Vanderlande and partners is to undergo DHS testing.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to carry out design, development and operational testing on a Vanderlande security concept as part of the DHS Science and Technology Directorates (S&T) Screening at Speed Program.

The concept will combine Vanderlande’s airport checkpoint experience with that of its partners, electronics specialist Rohde & Schwarz and dormakaba Group, an expert in aviation security processes and technology. Rohde & Schwarz will supply its Quick Personnel Security scanner, while dormakaba will provide access control systems. Vanderlande will supply and integrate the screening lanes and its smart virtual divest assistant solution.

With the award of this contract, the partners will deliver a fully integrated and self-screening passenger checkpoint concept, as well as an operational prototype for assessment by the US DHS.

“There has been a clear trend towards passenger self-service solutions at airports, allowing greater efficiency and more independence for passengers,” said Vanderlande’s executive vice president airport and parcel solutions, Andrew Manship. “We are excited to explore the potential of self-service security checkpoint solutions together with our partners and the US Department of Homeland Security.”