McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, has received validation from the Transportation Security Administration to fully utilize automated exit lane corridors to provide a more-secure process for passengers exiting protected areas of the airport. The combination of advanced monitoring, detection and barrier technology prevent entry into secure areas and will notify airport security personnel in the event of a potential intrusion. Kaba's automated Exit Lane Breach Control (ELBC) System works in accordance with all applicable regulations without a requirement to physically staff the exit lane. The Kaba system at McCarran is the first of its kind in the United States.
McCarran is the ninth-largest airport in the United States, serving more than 41 million passengers annually. With last year's opening of its Terminal 3 expansion, McCarran implemented a number of passenger processing technologies, including automated exit lanes to facilitate the egress of arriving passengers as they exit from the secure portion of the airport on their way to baggage claim.
"Kaba's Exit Lane Breach Control has been in place at T3 from its opening, but until its recent TSA evaluation, McCarran was required to augment certain exit lanes around the clock with an employee who was tasked with watching over the doors," said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation for Clark County, Nev. "With the TSA's positive assessment in hand, our Kaba doors can now operate as they were intended - providing improved security for travelers and greater efficiency for the airport's operational needs. We're now looking at ways to install similar Kaba Lanes elsewhere at McCarran."
The Kaba Lane is designed to efficiently control passenger flow while preventing unauthorized entry, or breach, to the secure airside of the airport. The stand-alone integrated system monitors, alerts and notifies airport security personnel, in real-time, in the event of intrusion and detects suspicious pass-through or unattended objects.
"Since the beginning of operation in June 2012, the exit lane breach control corridors have undergone independent evaluations which have satisfactorily met the capabilities to prevent an exit lane breach without the presence of a guard", reports David Wurtz, Director of Business Development for Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas. "If we look at a snapshot of the airport industry today, this is an extraordinary option for airports concerned about recent changes in exit lane staffing requirements. The Kaba Lane offers a viable solution that eliminates the reoccurring cost associated with staffing exit lanes, with a relatively short return on investment. We expect this exciting news will be very well received."
About McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport and the four general aviation facilities in the Clark County Airport System are owned by Clark County, Nevada, and operated under the policy direction of the Board of County Commissioners, the authority of the County Manager and the management of the Director and Deputy Director of Aviation. McCarran serves nearly half of all Southern Nevada visitors each year, with direct service to more than 130 airports in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
About Kaba Access and Data Systems Americas
With offices in Lexington, Kentucky and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Kaba ADS Americas is a subsidiary of the Kaba Group (SWX-KABN). The Kaba Group is headquartered in Rumlang, Switzerland with over 7,500 employees in nearly 60 countries. KABA ADS Americas offers comprehensive solutions for security at access points to buildings, containers, as well as for recording personal and enterprise data. Kaba's products utilize the latest technologies including remote access, biometrics, wireless, and GPS. Our brands include Kaba®, LA GARD, Simplex®, PowerPlex, and E-Plex®.
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