WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - In the summer of 2012, the world turned its attention to the United Kingdom, as the Olympic Games brought international prestige to the City of London. Unfortunately, the Games were not the only reason for increased scrutiny on the UK; a series of airport security breaches brought harsh criticisms to the country, from some of the world's leading experts on airport safety and immigration control. First, a group of men made their way past a London security checkpoint, despite their names appearing on a terrorist "watch" list. Now, Business Insider reports that an 11-year-old boy boarded a flight bound for Rome, despite having no ticket, no passport, and no pertinent paperwork. The incident has sparked a major investigation, and it has also drawn the attention of Securiport.
Securiport is a Washington, D.C.-based company that specializes in airport security and border control technology. The company is best known for its Integrated Immigration Control System, which uses advanced biometric scanning and data processing capabilities to offer a peerlessly efficient standard of immigration management and airport security. The system is used by national governments all over the world.
Securiport has responded to the latest UK security breach with a new press statement, reiterating its long-standing prioritization of airport security. "We are in shock to discover that an 11-year-old boy could stroll through passport and security checks in one of England's busiest airports without being detected," the company says, in its new statement. "This proves that security checks and immigration controls still have plenty of room for improvement."
The company goes on to summarize the benefits offered by its own Integrated Immigration Control system. "At Securiport we are devoted to create the most advanced immigration control systems, operated by immigration officers who are extensively trained to detect suspicious activities and committed to guarantee a safe traveling experience to all passengers."
The incident has been met with a swift and severe response in the UK, as well. At least five airline attendants have been suspended as a result of negligence, Business Insider reports. As for the boy, he was shopping with his mother at a nearby shopping center, slipped away from her, and made his way to the airport on foot. Once there, he followed another family into the terminal, which is how he slipped past the security personnel undetected. The boy made his way onto the plane without ever being asked for a boarding pass or passport, and a headcount did not reveal the discrepancy to airline attendants. The boy's presence on the plane was not detected until it had already taken off for Rome.
Washington, D.C.-based company Securiport delivers specialized services to governments across the world, focusing on airport security and immigration control through biometric scanning and data collection. The company's Integrated Immigration Control System is a comprehensive technology suite that provides secure biometric recognition of travelers at immigration checkpoints, as well as inclusion of individuals in reliable, state-of-the-art security databases. Securiport delivers a diversity of services, including immigration processing, national-ID registry, and more. The company is zealous for using top-of-the-line technology to enhance airport security and border control processes.