New Security Scanners | Passengers Need Not to Remove Personal Items

LONDON: New airport scanners at London’s Heathrow Airport could mean great things for travelers, especially the ones who are perpetually late.

These 3D imagery scanners allow security agents to see objects inside people’s baggage from all angles, so taking out all your toiletries, electronics and food may become a thing of the past.

“We continue to look at new technologies that can both improve the passenger experience and strengthen our security,” a spokesperson for Heathrow told.

The high-tech scanners with the ability to detect new threats are expected to save airline passengers time by cutting down on long lines at security checkpoints.

According to the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport, these scanners can also detect hidden explosives. However, passengers should expect to remove any items if asked by security staff, regardless of the new scanners.

According to CNN, similar scanners have been trialed at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. Heathrow Airport is expecting to try out the scanners for the next six to 12 months. The scanners will only be found in a few of the security lanes, so don’t count on a speedy, 3D scanner to breeze you through at Heathrow.

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