Ben Gurion Airport operates an automatic security check system to check passengers’ baggage
HBS – Hold Baggage Screening
The HBS system operates by method of 100% automatic technological security check. The system was developed by the Airports Authority to improve the level of service for passengers departing from Ben Gurion Airport.
The technological security check is available in two options:
Automatic systems integrated into the baggage sorting system (In Line)
Independent non-automatic systems (Stand Alone Lobby Installation)
The baggage is sent to the innovative sorting system that includes a technological checking setup adherent to the strictest world standards and based on high-capacity technologies. Moreover, the system complies with government attorney directives that require of the Airports Authority equality security checks for all passengers. After being tagged at the airline counter, the baggage is sent for examination. Each bag is scanned by some of the most advanced machines in the world. If the system detects any suspicious items, the bag will be dispatched for a manual check.
After tagging the baggage at the airline counter, it will be sent for checking by the HBS system.
The baggage sent for security check by the HBS system can be locked using special locks. Standard locks approved for use by most airports worldwide, by the American Security authorities (the TSA) are also approved for use at Ben Gurion Airport.
The TSA locks are available for purchase in stores throughout Israel as well as at the BG Airport in the public halls. Baggage locked with TSA locks only will be flown to their destinations when locked.