X-ray security screening systems play a vital role in protecting the facility from all kinds of threats; bombs, weapons, and contrabands, you name it! The machine detects a threat in less than a second, even if it is hidden under layers of other materials. Airport security uses these systems at different checkpoints to eliminate all kinds of dangers. However, it becomes frustrating for travellers to take off all of their belongings, taking out liquor and putting them in a basket before going through these machines and having their luggage scanned. Not only is it frustrating for them to do all of this, but this process also slows down the entire line waiting to go through these machines and board their planes.
For people in a hurry to catch their flights, this is probably their least favourite part of travelling. But, what if we tell you that now you do not need to go through this painstaking process of security checking? Yes, that's right! America's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now testing a new x-ray security machines in 15 different airports that do not require you to take out your liquids and gadgets from the bag before placing it on the x-ray belt. You can walk through the scanner without having to remove anything from your luggage.
TSA aims to introduce these machines all over the country and make a habit of removing your belonging from your carry-ons before going through the scanners a thing of the past. Surprisingly, these new x-ray security scanners are not only being tested in America. Heathrow Airport in London is also running trials that have proven to be successful. Reportedly, Amsterdam's Schipol airport have also tested these scanners and are happy with the results.
While current American and British airport regulations require passengers to remove any liquids over 100ml, this x-ray security screening system could change the game forever! This would no longer be needed. Whilst the passengers may generally have a better illusion of safety by the old time-consuming security procedure; eventually, the new scanners could change this. They have the potential to speed up the process and make flying safer for everyone; and, any new technology that makes airport security procedure faster is welcomed. And, in the next five years, you will no longer have to wait in long lines for security checking!