Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: New Security Control augments comfort

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Amsterdam, October 14, 2014 (STAT):- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has opened the first of five new central security filters. The new checkpoints are specifically designed to enhance passenger comfort and privacy. Those travelling to Schengen countries will be the first to experience the airport's new approach to Security Control, with 'Schiphol Security Service'.

The new security checkpoints have been designed from the passenger's point of view. Light colours, plenty of wood and rounded shapes give the space a serene and comfortable look and feel, which is further enhanced by the use of sound-absorbing materials. The automated system offers passengers a (larger) tray before entering the scanner, to which the gates open upon presentation of their boarding pass. The setup of the new security filter also allows passengers who need less time to bypass those who need more. The surface area of the checkpoint has almost doubled.

In 2015, the new central security concept will be integrated throughout the whole of Schiphol. New central security filters will replace Security Control at the gates, meaning passengers will only have to be screened once. In total, Schiphol will have three security filters for departing passengers and two for transfer passengers. As well as enhanced comfort, the new security concept also anticipates the airport's future growth, changes in laws and regulations, and new technological developments

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