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baggage (additionally these animals can also identify drugs and therefore they are also used to combat drug trafficking.) Use of Closed Circuit TV At busy airports closed circuit television cameras are extensively used for monitoring the entry, movement and exits of undesirable elements inside the airport. Security personnel in a control room keep watch through CCTV over the passenger lounge and other strategically important areas to safe guard not only against breach of security but also to prevent theft burglary, etc. Thus any terrorist burglar or vandal can be easily spotted and apprehended even without his knowledge by the help of closed circuit TV. The installation of CCTV is done in sensitive areas of the airport such as passenger lounge arrival departure lounges check-in areas security hold areas, etc. It can be further extended to operational areas boundary gates and various other important locations depending upon the requirement. Benefits from CCTV surveillance are plenty and if exploited fully many a possible incidents can be prevented before hand. Search of Baggage Acts of unlawful interference with International Civil aviation continue to pose a serious threat to the safety regularity and efficiency of civil aviation despite the best efforts of nation’s airport administrations and airline operators to implement the aviation security program advocated by ICAO. In order to achieve their goal of preventing such acts security measures have been extensively intensified at various airports with a view to ensure safety to passengers and aeroplanes. In the 1970’s it became a requirement to search all articles such as handbags brief cases packages, etc. carried abroad the commercial airliner. Similarly physical examination of the air traveller is also conducted. In India and most of the other countries the security staff carries out frisking of passengers before they are allowed inside the aircraft. For this purpose each passenger is made to pass through metal detectors and thus anyone carrying a weapon gets detected. (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Aviation Safety & Security Management The metal detectors work on the principle of eddy current inspection. They may be hand held or walk through (Mostly walk through). As far as hand search of baggage is concerned it is time consuming and cumbersome process. On a conservative estimate a B747 aircraft carrying about 500 passengers on an international flight may carry more than 1000 packets of hand baggage and other such items. In a manual search each item has to be opened swiftly examined by security officials. Now if one piece of baggage takes half a minute to examine it may take about 500 minutes (or about eight hours) for one man to complete the search. Even if four security personnel are employed for the job they may take more than two hours to do Job. And at an international airport where dozens of such flights depart on regular basis such a search may become a nightmarish experience. Apart from delay the inconvenience caused to passengers is also deplorable. Moreover
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