USA: Undercover footage shows New York JFK workers entering restricted airport area with no security checks.

Undercover video footage has captured staff sneaking into the restricted area of JFK Airport in New York City. The cell phone clips, obtained by CBS News, show workers breezing through the gates without a bag-check or identity scrutiny, simply by scanning a card and entering a pin code. It has sent shock waves through the security industry amid heightened fears of terrorism.

New York remains the city with the highest estimated risk of a terrorist attack in the United States, 15 years on from 9/11. The identities of the staff seen entering the restricted area in the video have not been confirmed.  The footage has been released on the same day the TSA announced a major shake-up of its top-level security staff and as wait times to go through security increase.

Kelly Hoggan was removed from his post as the agency's top security official Monday and replaced by a former federal security director in Los Angeles and New York, Darby LaJoye. There is also a new management team in charge of screening operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. It was announced on Monday after a series of Capitol Hill hearings focused on allegations of agency mismanagement.  The focus of the shake-up, however, will be to reorganize how passengers are screened. 

One Senator reacting to the CBS footage warned airports are not acknowledging the risks of flaws in their own internal operations. 

Read more:

Source: Daily Mail.

How Securoseal Protects.

  • Strap your suitcase closed, seal your zips and keep a numbered receipt.

  • Stronger than 2x your maximum check in weight. Securoseal stays sealed.

  • Tamper evident technology helps you detect a tampering event.

Tamper evident
surface seal.

Highly sensitive tamper indication with a unique identity number. Tampering in any direction will create a void tamper pattern.

Tamper evident
load bearing seal.

Strong enough to hold double the maximum checked weight limit for luggage. Once sealed, tampering in any direction will cause the surface to fragment.

Tamper evident
zip seal.

Isolate zips with a single use cable tie. Includes an internal ‘one way’ metal sealing device. Numbered & bar coded to match the unique identity number of your seal. Once sealed, attempted removal will leave tamper evidence on the cable tie.

Identification &
receipt system.

Each seal is marked with a unique identity number and includes a tamper evident receipt that is adhesive. Keep the receipt with you to verify the identity number of your seal.

Single use
buckle release.

At your destination, your seal can be released without cutting tools. Use of this function will leave tamper evidence on the buckle.

Don't chance it.
Get protection.

Buy the Securoseal tamper evident luggage seal today.