April 25, 2018
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Portland jetport one of two in the country to install $415,000 video sensor security system

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff

Portland International Jetport Director Paul Bradbury explains the benefits of the airport’s new $415,000 security system, in which a highly sensitive camera system detects backward movement from unsecured areas of the facility into the secured boarding areas. As a Tuesday morning demonstration showed, even if a person attempted to roll something as small as a golf ball back through the passageway, the area would automatically be sealed off and alarms would sound. Bradbury said the system will be more precise than human guards and cost less over time, while still preventing anyone from attempting to move contraband items back into the concourse.

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