HBS - Hold Baggage Screening - is an automatic security check system for inspection of passenger luggage at Ben Gurion Airport.
Responsibility: Technologies - Security Division.
The project was propelled using four main activity elements: Infrastructure and building systems construction in the basement level, creation of a conveyor system, screening systems implementation, as well as management of change and organization processes at Ben Gurion Airport.
The HBS system operates as a 100% technological and automatic security check method. The system was developed by the Israel Airports Authority in order to improve the service for departing passengers at Ben Gurion Airport.
The technological security check exists in two variations:
Automatic systems integrated into the baggage sorting system (In Line)
Independent non-automatic systems (Lobby Installation, Stand Alone)
The luggage is sent to an innovative sorting system, which includes a technological security design which meets the strictest international standards, and is based on the highest technological capacities. Furthermore, the system is in conformity with the Attorney General's guidelines, which requires that the Israel Airports Authority implement a fair and non-biased security procedure for all passengers. The luggage is sent for inspection after being tagged at the airline counter. Each suitcase is scanned by some of the most advanced security check devices in the world, and if the system recognizes a suspicious item, it will send the suitcase to a manual inspection.
The challenges of this project:
Building the system and carrying out significant changes within a dynamic terminal.
Implementation of a significant change in the terminal's core systems.
Changes in central work processes in the terminal.
Installation of innovative technology.
The planning and development project of the HBS system has recently been completed, and it is now fully operational.