Posted on June 12, 2015

As part of efforts to strengthen the security systems of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the Airport Security Department, in collaboration with the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), on Wednesday, inspected an innovative smart security investigator (SSI) system developed for more accuracy in the detection of contraband and give indications on suspected passengers.

The system will enhance the operational efficiency within the state border ports without affecting the capacity of the movement of departures and arrivals, and in particular as the passenger traffic is witnessing an increase at Hamad International Airport and Abu Samra border post. The announcement of the new system was attended by Brigadier Essa Arar al-Rumaihi, director of the Airport Security Department; Colonel Abdullah al-Khalifa, director of Public Relations Department; Captain Engineer Ali Hassan al-Rashed, head of the Security Technology Division at Lekhwiya and the innovator of the new system, and a number of Airport Security and Public Relations Department officers.

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Al-Rumaihi stressed the importance of the technology, which will in the future contribute to strengthening security within Hamad International Airport and other ports in the State, intensifying services of Airport Security Department, detection of contraband as well as facilitating security men in securing the airport. Al-Rashed pointed out that the innovation of intelligent security investigator came after continuous work in order to promote accurate detection of contraband items in addition to identifying narcotic substance of all kinds.

He pointed out that the system will help to develop a specific algorithm to reveal the suspects through the brain indicators as natural person has feelings that come directly from the brain by certain signals and cannot be controlled and the eye pupil widens and narrows without human control. Besides, there are certain signs of an abnormal person such as body temperature and eye movement. He said that the new system works through the signals sent by the brain to the eye in addition to the body temperature, thus drawing an algorithm compatible with the technical system showing the status of the person whether he has used banned substance or not. This helps security men and customs officers at the airport to access the suspects with greater accuracy and more quickly.