Smart Security partners with VMI Security in Cruise Terminal Design and Technology – Cruise Industry News
Photo: DeMeakey Williams, Vice President, North America General Manager at VMI Security with Leticia Monteagudo, Executive Director of Smart Security Consulting.
What It’s Like to Go Through Cruise Security?
Anxious about security for getting on your cruise? Don’t worry. If you can handle airport security, then going through the cruise line’s process will be easy in comparison. In fact, while every port does things a little differently, going through cruise security is much easier than airport security. From less intrusive screening to nobody scanners to be able to pack liquids, cruise security will remind you of how flying used to be.
How Cruise Security Differs From Airport Security
One thing you will notice is that port security doesn’t have the familiar blue uniforms you see at airports. That’s because they are private security teams — not the TSA.
No TSA Agents. The blue-uniformed folks known through airports nationwide are not around. Instead, private security guards perform the check-in. No Liquid Rules. Cruise lines have rules about how much alcohol or soda you can bring on a ship, but there are no rules about only carrying 3 ounces of liquids. So things like shampoo and sunscreen are perfectly fine to take through security and don’t even have to be taken out of your bag. No Body Scanners. Know those scanners that you step into and put your hands up? They aren’t at cruise terminals. You just walk through a metal detector. That also means you don’t have to take everything out of your pockets. You just take out whatever might set off the metal detector. No Pat-downs. If someone sets off the metal detector, then a wand will be used to find the object.
Don’t be fooled – the Security Aspect is THERE!!!
Smart Security Consulting, engage in joint discussions with VMI Security team and share best practices on checkpoint management ensuring the optimization of a multi-layered approach to safety and security at Cruise Terminal integrated with prescreening, technology, processes, and procedures. One of the main aspects of any Cruise Line is heightening the Passenger Experience at all levels. Second, is to minimize security intrusive screening and deploy optimal solutions to enhance the safety and security of passengers and crew. Leticia, quotes, “Mission First and People Always”!
Smart Security Consulting is an independent consulting firm serving all types of Passenger Facilitation Landside terminals, assessment, planning, and training. We service over 12 industries of which two are airports and cruise line terminals. We are present within 5 Continents and deliver on time projects with a platform of subject matter expertise. We don’t compete with the large firms, simply because our niche market and value proposition are to deliver more than what’s expected. Our business motive is driven by delivering strategic expertise with global experience and under budget. We EARN your business. 
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