Friday, September 2, 2011

U.S. Airport Full Body Scanners Too Unreliable to Use, Germany Says - ABC News

U.S. Airport Full Body Scanners Too Unreliable to Use, Germany Says - ABC News

This is even more interesting when you consider that most travelers consider German the next most secure airport system next to Israel.  I have no comment on this issue, but it has been that way for years.

 The main issue Germany seems to have it that it false alarms to much.  I think this is perhaps an issue, but why does the TSA consider it a problem?  Big question there, next is they statement from the Scanners Maker, that it only gives the Unit, their Unit a 50% chance of finding the type of bomb the Christmas bomber had, which was a small bomb hidden in his underwear.   Basically the size and make up of the device was smaller than a Kotex pad, which has not been an issue in TSA screening so far.

Next comes the point that TSA in this article states it has problems but it is the best we have at the moment.  Then why not use the device as a secondary screening device, as the vast majority of Aviation Security Consultants have promoted since they were first considered.  If TSA had done this, they would have had enough units to cover all if not most of the airports in the US.  As it is now, over 50% of screening lanes in the US do not have the units in place.  This means the terrorist coming thru LAX just has to pick the terminal that does not have the units.  Personally I think the terrorist would rather take their chances on the Unit myself. 

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