Dubai airport operators and police join global Smart Security initiative

Dubai airport operators and police join global Smart Security initiative
Published: 15 May 2018 - 8:46 a.m.
By: Alexander Pieri

Dubai International (DXB), Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai Airports and the Dubai Police General Department of Dubai Security, have signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI), to become part of their global joint initiative on Smart Security.

The initiative was created to promote advances in security, highlighting enhancements geared towards improving security effectiveness, operational efficiency and passenger experiences at airports. In particular, the initiative explores the latest developments in technology, process innovation, and the use of risk-based security concepts

The recently signed MoU will enable Dubai Airports, along with other participating airport and law enforcement bodies across the world, to pool their resources and share knowledge on security.

Commenting on the initiative, Patti Chau, regional director, Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific said: “Airports and their stakeholders all play an important role in making passengers’ journeys more effective, efficient and pleasant.

“The Smart Security initiative brings these stakeholders together with the shared goal of transforming the security checkpoint for the benefit of the travelling public. This innovative initiative paves the way for a future vision of security and ACI commends Dubai Airports’ for demonstrating leadership on this significant endeavour, not only in the region but globally as well.”

Major General Ahmad Bin Thani, Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Seaports and Airports Affairs at Dubai Police affirmed that the Smart Security programme will contribute to the improvement of passenger experience at Dubai’s airports.

“By making security checkpoints more efficient this programme will have a positive impact on the entire travel process and experience across touchpoints from the curb to the boarding gate. It will also increase cooperation among all stakeholders, helping us to achieve our common objective of a secure airport with a smooth experience,” commented Major General Ahmad Bin Thani.

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