Any idea what this device is?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in Other Countries' started by Sunny Goth, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I just saw a tweet from Privacy International.

    Here's the tweet:

    Noticed this equipment at UK airports. Trying to identify it. Any ideas?

    In case you can't see the photo, it's a large fairly tall whitish box with white panels on the inside. It looks almost like a backscatter device..

    Has anyone seen one of these things?
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Sure looks like some kind of scanner.
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  4. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    I walked through something similar in Shanghai. IIRC, the one they have is used to measure your body temperature. I figured this was the case, as there were a couple quarantine rooms to the left of the area.

    All pax were sent through.
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    A year or so ago I saw a video of a screening device being used in the middle east by American servicemen who were screening locals. It had what appeared to be a moving walkway and moved the people through the scanner. I have no idea what type of scanner it was but they were not removing anything in the process.
  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I wrote about this kind of scanner at the Cogblog last year. It was also being used in this country for ferry passengers. The thing the manufacturer (and DHS) was bragging about was that passengers didn't even know they were being scanned. Will have to dig it up.
  8. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    There's no reason that our government should be conducting covert surveillance on us. This is like police departments using drone aircraft.
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  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Here it is:

    Okay, wait a minute, different story. Sorry, still have to dig up the one about passengers being scanned without their knowing it.

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