Banbury security business successfully trials fever screening at Stockholm airport

Westminster Group

Westminster Group Plc, the Banbury-based supplier of managed security services and technology-based security to governments and commercial organisations has successfully trialed its fever screening products at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Working with Heathrow-based airline logistics company  Menzies Aviation and its client Air France the “live” trial was conducted at the boarding gate of a flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

Using the Westminster fever screening solution Menzies Aviation will continue to conduct operational trials with Air France and other clients flights’ over the coming weeks to fine tune this added layer of safety and security.

Feedback from the first live trial was extremely positive with all passengers screened as they presented their boarding passes at the departure gate. The trial at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is Westminster’s first trial at a Scandinavian airport as it looks to widen its client database and airport presence.

Westminster’s GM, Hamish Russell, said: “working with Menzies Aviation on the trial has been excellent. We have worked hard in order to supply them with the correct solution for their fever screening requirements that is fit for purpose and has the least impact on an already complex procedure and time frame. I need to thank all those involved at Menzies Aviation both in the UK and their team in Sweden for their efforts.”

Westminster’s fever screening solutions have been supplied to numerous industry sectors to detect, mitigate and defeat the spread of COVID-19.

It’s been a good week for the security company. This week it announced it had been awarded an X-Ray Scanner contract to supply a number of checked baggage scanners to a client in the Far East.

A sign that the world is beginning to open up to the ‘New Normal’, it said enquiries for non Covid-19 products have risen significantly as industry begins its returns to work. “In this respect we are pleased to have been awarded an important X-ray Screening contract, valued at over $136,000, to a key client in the Far East,” the company said in a statement.

The contract not only includes advanced screening equipment but also implementation and training as part of a turnkey solution and one of the reasons the client chose Westminster as the designated specialist.