Near-total airport security is possible. Technologies are in sight to seal the leaks, spot the bad guys, find the bombs.
AIRPORT SECURITY FOR THE 9/11 AGE
Recent dummy-weapon tests at airports show it's still possible to get guns through security. here's how a super-secure airport would work.
We asked Isotec Inc., a Denver-based security systems design firm, to help us engineer an airport that would target terrorists without gumming up passenger traffic. We also sought input from CompuDyne Corp., Viisage Technology, General Defense Systems, and other companies that make and install security equipment. In this exercise, money was no object; safety was our only concern.