Security cameras and surveillance systems have lots of remarkable capabilities that can really be useful especially when used in huge establishments and facilities or those areas that are always chock-full of people each day, such as in airports. Security cameras are very nifty tools that make a rather difficult task very easy to be accomplished, such as constantly monitoring a huge number of people without even missing the actions of certain individuals who might turn out the be criminals, and also checking each and every luggage before being boarded on airplanes.
Airports are highly potential targets for terrorism and other forms of crime due to the simple fact that there are always a large number of people accumulating in this area at any time of day. Airport security tries to prevent any potentially perilous situations or threats from happening or entering the country. If airport security successfully carries out this goal, then the chances of any potential dangerous circumstances, the entering of threats and illegal items into the airplane, airport or country are tremendously reduced. Airport security has many important things to accomplish – to protect the airport and country from any form of threatening circumstances (such as getting hijacked or a bomb being planted on the plane either by a person or by checking in luggage), to reassure the traveling individuals that they are absolutely safe, and to protect the country and their people.
Security cameras are typically used to check people’s luggage before they board an airplane. One of the main reasons why security cameras are extremely useful in airports and airplanes is the fact that they help tremendously in fighting against terrorism. Nowadays, due to incidences of terrorism and other airport-related criminal activities, security cameras have been upgraded into much reliable and stronger ones mainly due to the fact that better technology is available and much affordable. Due to its affordability, more and more security cameras and surveillance systems are being incorporated in airport security to help not only in checking luggage and monitoring people, but also in monitoring airline terminals and other places where possible crime might occur.
Security cameras that are used to check on luggage have the ability to see through all kinds of material, and thanks to the advancements in technology, security camera manufacturers are in the process of designing security cameras that are fully capable of actually being able to view items through metal. Currently, the process of viewing items through metal is typically difficult to see through the use of security cameras. Typical security measures such as having the passenger open up their luggage for inspection by airport security personnel are advised when they think that there may be suspicious items contained in the passenger’s luggage, in case that the security cameras detect some metal in them. Since security cameras are generally used to check the luggage and their purpose is to detect anything that might be a potential threat to the passengers on the airplane, all airplane passengers must comply with this rather inevitable yet crucial procedure. However, some people think that this is a violation of their privacy, while there are others who feel that it just takes precious time off of their lives, especially if they have no choice but to endure the hassle and wait for their luggage. If you are a passenger subjected for a luggage search, do not think that it is an invasion of your privacy or you are being suspected as a potential terrorist. Instead, follow their protocol and if you have nothing suspicious to hide, then they will easily let you go and they would even sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
While it is very crucial that all luggage must undergo inspection by means of security cameras in order to ensure the safety and protection of all passengers and airport/airplane personnel, there are those who feel that it is not entirely necessary to do this daunting procedure. Obviously, this sort of people only care about going to their destination and they do not fully understand the consequences that might arise should anything bad will occur if all the luggage were always just thrown into the cargo area of the airplane without being checked. Checking luggage by means of using security cameras is done as a precaution and is the responsibility of airport security personnel.
There are some people who agree with the use of security cameras to check luggage, while others do not like their luggage being subjected under the scrutiny of these security cameras and airport security personnel. For a short while in some countries and states, airline sales have declined due to passengers fearing that security cameras will find something in their belongings that would potentially lead to their incrimination. Of course, airline officials believe that security cameras are on the side of enforcing peace and order, and those who do not have anything suspicious to hide would not be overly concerned about the use of security cameras to inspect their luggage in airports.
The airline officials are only trying to prevent any possible tragedies that may occur when flying as well as help in the apprehension of those who have the potential to cause turmoil and confusion on airplanes. Due to the 9-11 tragedy that occurred in the United States, security has been amped up, and thanks to the help of advanced security cameras, it has become much easier for airport security to promote peace and order inside and outside airplane and airport premises.
There are many places in an airport where security cameras can be installed for convenience of monitoring day-to-day activities. Security cameras are typically positioned at all entrance and exit doors in order to capture videos and images of every person who passes through the airport. Security cameras must also be placed around airline check-in areas in order to acquire images of passenger arrivals and procedures. Set up security cameras in baggage claim areas in order to prevent theft and to watch out for presence of potentially dangerous objects. Set up security cameras that provide views of restricted areas in order to ensure that only authorized personnel could gain access, such as security cameras that are designed to look into all check-in luggage before being placed in an airplane.