Kuwait urged to review outdated airport security controls, cameras

KUWAIT – The US and Britain have requested Kuwait to review the security controls implemented in Kuwait International Airport, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources.

The intelligence agencies of those countries have advised Kuwaiti to take necessary precautions inside the airport because of some loopholes. It has been suggested that half of the Kuwaiti airport could be significantly threatened due to lack of security measures from the gates of entry to the baggage area as well as the weakness of the monitoring system with the use of outdated cameras that are not useful in consideration of the current situation.

Based on the warnings, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reportedly taken the decision to replace the existing surveillance system with a new one, based on the security and safety plan developed by DGCA to ensure airport security. They will start the process of replacing the cameras next year.