The Airport Security Department at the Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with Lakhwiya Force, launched yesterday a smart security robot at Hamad International Airport (HIA).

The robot can detect suspects and recognize the faces of those wanted for security reasons using fingerprint, in addition to detecting weapons, explosives, fake currencies and credit cards, without affecting the capacity of passenger traffic.

Director of Airport Security Department, Brigadier Eissa Arrar al-Romaihi, told media persons that the introduction of the robot would strengthen security services at the airport, noting that this device came out of the belief in the importance of technology and how to harness it in security.

Innovating the security robot contributes to the development of the security services provided by the Department and boosts the security presence at the airport. “The device can identify suspicious passengers and stop them to conduct inspections, which make it easier for security personnel to secure the airport.”

Source: Government of Qatar