Everything you need to know about the new Security System at OR Tambo


Cii Radio| Sabera Sheik Essop| 18 November 2016| 17 Safar 1438

SA’s OR Tambo International Airport has become the first African airport to implement the Smart Security checkpoint that will digitise the security check process, speed up passenger progress through security and further enhance security through the use of state-of-the-art scanners.

The pilot implementation of the Smart Security went live during the first week of November at the international departures security point at the airport, and so far, systems are running smoothly.

According to Bongiwe Pityi, OR Tambo International Airport GM, the new Smart Security system complies with the highest global standards for airport security.

It will also mean a much-less invasive, but more secure scanning system.

“Passengers will find that with the new system there will almost be no need for physical pat-downs of passengers who set off security alarms because the scanning technology is much better at detecting objects that should not be carried on or around the person.”

The Smart Security programme is part of Airports Company South Africa’s 2025 vision to be the most sought-after partner in the world for the provision of sustainable airport management solutions.

Here’s a detailed look at how the screening equipment works and what you can expect if you’re going through the international departures security:


Source – Traveller 24