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Author Archives: Jeff Price

Sky Marshalls – To be or not to be

I was getting ready to slam Adam Minter here about this article, then I read through it carefully. He has several good points and from what I can tell, this is a fairly well researched piece. First, it’s hard to measure deterrence. Can anyone tell me how often a criminal decided to steal another car… Continue Reading

The Airport ID Badge

It goes by many different names. Officially it is called the Access/ID Media, but there are various forms. There are badges that only identify the individual, then there are those that identify the individual and allow them to access doors and gates around the airport property. There have been some recent media reports about personnel… Continue Reading

When God solves your problems, you have faith in Him. When God does not solve your problems, He has faith in you.

Today, Father Jacob, one of the priests in our parish, gave an exceptional homily (sermon). Father Jacob is from India and I usually can’t understand his accent so I tend to check out a bit, but today was different. Today, the message was very clear. He talked about the Bible story with Abraham being told… Continue Reading

Gun Smuggling in Airplanes

A recent report of airline employees smuggling guns through commercial airliners has raised security concerns about the “insider threat.”  Read, listen or watch the story here: NPR  WSJ Arise America NBC  The key question is: is this a threat? While anytime guns are in the cabin of an airplane illegally, we can call that a threat, the real question… Continue Reading

The High Cost of Security

Recently, an economics professor wrote a short piece for USA Today talking about how TSAs rituals do not make us any safer. While that was the headline, the article posited that we’re probably spending more money than we need to on security. In that respect, Art Carden (the assistant professor of economics at Samform), is… Continue Reading

Are you doing the right thing?

Many airport access control systems are coming up for an upgrade. Many are over 10 years old so it’s about time. Will you integrate biometrics into your next or upgraded access control system? While not presently required by TSA, biometrics provide a significant additional layer of security. Presently, if you do not have biometrics programmed… Continue Reading