Security Gets Friendly

Anytime I ask someone who has gone on a trip how it was, all I hear about is how awful the airport security was. How long they had to wait in line to get through security, only to have their flight cancelled or delayed. Then have to go back through security to board another flight.

Thanks to Dr. Lisa Dolev pesky Airport Security is a thing of the past. Dr. Lisa the CEO of Qylur, has developed a new security screening process that has been introduced to a few airports, baseball parks, and several high traffic areas around the world. The Qylatron is a scanner that has five empty cells in it where passengers or customers will place their bags and their belongings. First, they will scan a bar code that is personalized to their bag only. After placing their bag into the empty chamber, they will close the door and it will turn red. Afterwards, they will then walk though a scanner and around to the other side of the machine to claim their luggage. If the door is red, something inside their bag has been sensed as threat and they must wait until security checks to make sure nothing is wrong and has a look through their bags. If the door is green they can then scan their bar code and retrieve their bags. The bar code is also another means of security because no one person has the same one; therefore, their belongings will only be accessible by the bar code that was scanned to put the bag through the screening system.

By using Qylatron venues such as airports, baseball parks, and places with high traffic will cut down on inconvenience and possible damage that may come to personal items during security checks. It also brings a sense of fun and excitement to security with its bright flashing lights and scanning system that can be operated by the smallest of children. Behind this machine is not just parts and gadgets that simply go through the motions and flash green and red lights at will, but a machine that has years of data, mathematics, and knowledge uploaded to it.

The Qylatron, a new security screening machine sounds like a very convenient way of doing security, but here are a couple of questions I have. One, will this new machine affect the prices of tickets of trips or admission to get into the place we are trying to go? If you think about it, it makes sense. This machine can’t be cheap, so would the establishment be paying for it or would we as a community pay the price, literally. Secondly, is this machine really safe? I understand that this scanner is supposed to detect items that are deemed unsafe or caution-able. even though this machine might have years of knowledge but is it foolproof, will it really protect us. Finally, will this be just one more piece of technology to take away thousands of jobs from us mere humans? I know that if the bag is deemed unsafe that you must have a person to retrieve the bag and look through it but that does not take more than three or four people at each station. Compared to the eight or ten that used to explain, monitor, and search at the previous screening station.

In closing, I think The Qylatron is an incredible innovation. I think it is just what our society needs. It brings a sense of fun and good spirit into a place where we now dread and are slightly scared of going. Since 9/11 Airport security has been a madhouse and insanely strict, so to see something that still has the same amount of security and manages to put a smile on peoples faces, is a gift.