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New airport security demands proof of working electronic devices

Passengers travelling through airport security must prove the functionality of any electronic device they are carrying or else face the possibility of it being confiscated.

Published: 2:37PM Thursday July 31, 2014 Source: ONE News

Under new airport security rules, travellers must carry any electronic or battery-powered devices in their hand luggage and may be asked to turn them on.

If the device doesn't turn on, it may be confiscated or the passenger may even be denied boarding.

Flight Centre's Simon McKearney says it's more important than ever to make sure that your electronic devices are fully charged before leaving home.

"These days, nearly everyone travels with mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers, laptops, digital cameras and music players. With the new rules in mind, travellers need to ensure that their devices are well charged and that they don't run the battery flat while in transit or onboard their flight."

Flights to, from and via the United States and United Kingdom will be impacted by these heightened security measures including stopovers through Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

At this stage, it's uncertain whether the additional security rules will remain in place permanently or if they will be temporary.

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Winners will be announced during the NZSA-The Skills Organisation Awards Dinner at the NZ Security Industry Conference in Auckland on Thursday 28 August 2014

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