What Fuels Our Why – Impact of 9/11

The impact of 9/11 matters every day.

September 2019

Every Septemeber 11th, we are reminded of the tragic day that dramatically changed the world we live in. On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people were killed (including the 19 hijackers), and more than 6,000 others were injured. 265 on the four planes (including the terrorists), 2,606 in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon. 

Each year 9/11 is a day we remember the innocent lives that were taken. We recognize the many first responders that sacrificed to rescue and serve the victims and casualties of the attack. We also remember the tens of thousands that have served since then in our armed forces to prevent attacks of terror around the world.

Before 9/11, crowds of people could gather, and travelers could journey with little or no concern for public safety.  9/11 changed all that. As a result, we have waged one of the longest wars in American history, the war on terror in Afghanistan. We have seen dramatic air travel security changes, the creation of Homeland Security, and security screening at almost every major event.

For the team at ControlTouch, the impact of 9/11 matters every day. The tragic events of 9/11 are a reminder that our part in designing and deploying sophisticated airport baggage screening systems is a serious business. In fact, it fuels the answer to the question, “Why do we do what we do?” Our control systems permit airport security to know the location and status of every checked bag at the airport. Our systems help assure that every bag is properly screened by security and that no suspect bag can be loaded on a plane. With every project, every control panel design, every bag tracking algorithm, and every line of upper-level control software, we are dedicated to assuring a safe and enjoyable experience for every traveler, the people that fly them, and the people that live in the path of a flight. We desire to do our part to help assure that no explosive device or weapon of terror impacts those we serve.  

That’s why we go the extra mile.

It’s why we are careful to get it right.  

It’s why we do what we do.