New smart security screening systems implemented at OR Tambo

  • Date: Nov 10, 2016
  • Categories: news

2016-11-07 12:15 – Louzel Lombard Steyn

Cape Town – OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has made history on the continent in becoming the first African airport to implement a new Smart Security system.

A new screening booth for international passengers departing OR Tambo is set to start a pilot implementation from Tuesday, 8 November.
It aims to digitise the security check process and should help speed up passenger progress through security.

Using the new Smart Security system, passengers will no longer be required to unpack laptops and other electronics, which OR Tambo says will speed up security checks significantly.


Physical checks are also no longer required when using the new system. “It does NOT show the body underneath clothing,” the airport says. “The screen for the full-body scans shows security an avatar that looks like an outline of a person. This means far fewer physical searches and pat-downs.”


“We have become the first African airport to implement #SmartSecurity checkpoints that will digitise the security check process, speed up passenger progress through security and further enhance security through use of state-of-the-art scanners,” the airport says.

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(source: Traveller24)