April 25, 2014
By JP Grom, AIA, LEED AP, PMP
LEO A DALY’s JP Grom discusses planning for and implementing technology at exit lanes at US airports.
Guarding the exit lanes between arriving flights and baggage claim is a critical aspect of airport security, and a breach into a secure area can shut down airports, create safety risks for passengers, and cost millions.
After 9/11, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began staffing exit lanes at many US airports, but announced in April last year it would no longer do so due to budget constraints.
While TSA has since received government funding to staff exit lanes, US airports are evaluating other options, including automated exit lanes.