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Athena’s A.I. Elevates Secondary Screening: Accuracy, Efficiency, and Compliance

Secondary Screening Alert for officers
Secondary Scan of visitor after checking bag, if officer forgets to rescan visitor system will alert to the fact.

Robust security protocols are paramount to safeguard facilities and individuals. Secondary screening plays a vital role, yet it can be subject to human error and inefficiencies. Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) offers a transformative solution, augmenting security officers’ capabilities for enhanced precision and adherence to best practices.

The Role of AI in Secondary Screening

While walk-through metal detectors (WTMDs) and Weapons Detection Systems (WDS) identify overt threats, secondary screening is indispensable when anomalies are detected.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides comprehensive guidelines for effective screening in documents like:

AI bolsters these processes in the following ways:

  • Hand-wanding Enhancement: AI integrated into hand-held wands guides officers for accuracy and consistency. Learn more:
  • WTMD and WDS Rescreening Enforcement: AI monitors visitor flow and alerts officers if a person who sets off the WTMD fails to walk through again after their belongings are checked. This ensures compliance with DHS recommendations.
  • Data-Driven Training: AI tracks instances where reminders are needed, identifying areas for targeted training of security personnel.

Benefits Beyond Security

AI-powered secondary screening delivers advantages that extend beyond threat detection:

  • Risk Mitigation: Thorough rescreening demonstrates due diligence, minimizing legal liability in potential incidents.
  • Proactive Security Posture: AI’s vigilance enhances deterrence and overall security.
  • Streamlined Experience: Reducing pat-downs when possible, while upholding security standards, can enhance visitor satisfaction.

The Future: Human-Machine Collaboration

AI is designed to empower security professionals, not replace them. By ensuring adherence to DHS best practices, minimizing errors, and providing data-driven insights, AI creates a collaborative environment where humans and technology work in tandem for optimal safety and protection.


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