Security Cameras Checking Luggage Before Placed on Airplanes Security cameras have checked people's luggage before they got onto an airplane for a long time but in the past decade, this process has been literally upgraded. Stronger security cameras with better technology are used now. Security cameras are in airline terminals as well. The security cameras are carefully monitored at all times. The security cameras used on luggage can see through all types of material. And they are in the process of designing security cameras capable of actually being able to view objects through metal. This as of now, is the hardest material for security cameras to see through. Security cameras that check the luggage are designed to detect anything that might be a threat to the passengers on the airplane. Some people think this is a violation of their privacy, while others believe it just takes time out of their lives, if they have to wait for their luggage. It is important that all luggage goes through these security cameras however, for the protection of the passengers as well as those who argue about the use of the security cameras, these people obviously don't see this point. I know it is something that is done as a precaution, but by the use of security cameras the airlines are just showing people, you can never be too cautious in today's violent and uncertain society. Some people agree with the security camera idea while others say airline associates should come up with other means of protecting their passengers, however airline sales have declined. This only shows that passengers are in fear of taking an airplane to alternate destinations, and airline officials don't understand why the use of security cameras on airplanes would concern them, unless they have something to hide. The airlines are only trying to avoid any further tragedies that could result in flying, as well as being able to help the proper authorities apprehend those who had initial plans to cause mayhem on airplanes. Since the tragedy of 9-11 security has definitely stepped up, and with the use of security cameras it could step up even more. For the airlines, as well as for the passengers going from one destination to another. I believe security cameras should check all luggage that will go onto the airplanes before they take off. This can actually prevent potential tragedy from happening. If security cameras were not used items that would cause a lot of damage or perhaps even the loss of life would unfortunately take place. The security cameras need to stay in airline terminals, and continue checking luggage as a form of security. For the safety of everyone. Security cameras are also in the walk ways entering the airplanes. People don't complain about these security cameras. Believe me, when I say I don't think using security cameras to check luggage before it is transferred onto an airplane is not a bad thing. And, for those who believe it is a waste of time or an invasion of privacy. You should step back and look at the statistics and every thing about the real reason security cameras are used to check your luggage.