Before you can board your flight, you must go through the airport security check! Incheon Airport ensures that every passenger is searched thoroughly in order to provide safe flights for all. In line with that, Incheon Airport has opened a new smart security check service in Passenger Terminal 1 to boost speed and convenience.
With the introduction of various state-of-the-art security search equipment, security searches will become quicker and safer. 🙌 The smart security checkpoints are also able to quickly scan for prohibited items in carry-on bags. This speed will come in handy during peak travel season! Let us fill you in on the improvements of the smart security checkpoints as well as things to be careful of.
Smart Security Checkpoints Start Operations in Passenger Terminal 1
The Smart Security Checkpoint at Incheon Airport Passenger Terminal 1 opened on October 26th! Starting in December, the operation hours were expanded to run 24 hours a day. 🕚 That means you can use the state-of-the-art smart security checkpoint anytime.
The Incheon Airport Smart Security Checkpoint is a futuristic checkpoint that improves security and efficiency by incorporating the latest technologies into the entire departure search process, such as scanning passengers and carry-on items, detecting explosives, and determining potentially dangerous objects. It is equipped with state-of-the-art security search equipment such as CT X-rays, Automatic Tray Return System (ATRS), and full-body scanners.
Currently, the Incheon Airport Smart Security Checkpoint is available at Departure Hall 3 in Passenger Terminal 1. This is a pilot run which we hope to gradually expand to Passenger Terminal 2 by 2025. During the pilot run, we’d appreciate any and all feedback from our passengers! 🙂
Electronics No Longer Need to Be Taken Out of Bags to Pass Through
Do you want to know the best part of this smart security checkpoint? Many people bring their laptops or tablet PCs in their carry-on luggage when traveling abroad. Tablet PCs are great to watch movies or dramas on the plane. 💻 The existing security checkpoints require passengers to remove such electronics out of their bags and place them in separate bins.
Now, you don’t have to take out your electronic devices to separate them! You can keep them in your bag and pass it through the scanner. This is because the CT X-ray equipment used in the smart security checkpoint produces and analyzes 3D images of portable items. This means that it is possible to accurately assess items even if they’re overlapping one another. This one upgrade is sure to make the whole process so much more convenient! 🎉
Also, another way security has been improved is that the smart system can automatically detect explosives!
Up to Three People Can Pass Through the Smart Security Checkpoint at One Time! Efficiency Rises!
The smart security checkpoint can be used by up to three people at once. 👨👦👦 This is thanks to the automatic tray return system and parallel entry-way. The inconvenience of waiting for the person in front of you to complete their security check is a thing of the past. You can now pass through the security check once you finish placing your items in the bins. The overall processing speed of security checks will go up! 👏
Additionally, the smart security checkpoint will not only improve convenience for passengers, but also boost employee efficiency. Previously, X-ray readings were done one-by-one per search station. Now, scans will be read in a separate integrated reading room. 🔍 This means that security inspectors can focus on their duties without being distracted by the checkpoint surroundings. More accurate readings and more efficient readings!
Lastly, here are some tips for using the smart security checkpoints more effectively! Please put all your belongings in a bin when passing through the smart security checkpoint. 🧺 Especially when it’s cold like it is this time of the year, be sure to remove your coat and place it in a bin. Don’t forget that prohibited in-flight items like liquids, gels, and sprays in containers larger than 100 ml must be checked in! 🙅 Got it? If you’re not sure about which items are prohibited from being packed in your carry-on bags, Check it out through the site below! ✅
Today, we filled you in on the smart security checkpoints at Incheon Airport. With overseas travel back on the rise, a service that will help make travel more convenient for passengers is indeed welcomed news! We hope you visit Incheon Airport soon! We will always strive to provide top quality service for our passengers. ☺