Setting the Mantrap

This article focuses on the problem of “piggybacking” and “tailgating” at airport security checkpoints. Transport Canada is addressing this issue of unauthorized entry by requiring that all doors leading to restricted terminal areas must be staffed by inspection guards. The article relates that while airports in Canada have implemented automated “mantrap” technology into their airport access control systems and the new Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC), airports in the U.S. are reportedly not required to staff doors leading to restricted areas. Rather than addressing access control, U.S. airports have put their attention more on passenger and luggage screening. The article gives an overview of the technology and operations of the automated security systems, as well as the costs involved in their application.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-33
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2007 2:32PM