Gatwick Airport aims 'to maintain cost-effective security regime'
Mon, 04 Oct, 2010
Gatwick Airport has announced its intention to create a cost-effective and streamlined security system that will provide a better experience for its passengers.
The airport has appointed security specialist Human Recognition Systems (HRS) to support it as it trials a number of new security technologies and plans further upgrades to facilities.
Head of technology for Gatwick Airport Perry Hailey welcomed the move to employ HRS and noted its extensive experience in deploying cutting-edge systems at other UK airports.
"[The appointment] gives us confidence in engaging in new and innovative technology solutions to maintain a cost-effective compliant security regime and improve the customer experience," he said.
Business manager for transport at HRS Jim Slevin also welcomed the appointment and claimed it was a great opportunity for his company.
Figures recently released by Gatwick Airport indicated that it saw a record high for passenger loads in August, despite decreases in overall year-on-year traffic.