Facial Recognition in Airports

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Facial Recognition in Airports

Dominic Fighmaster, Current Events Writer

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Facial recognition is being introduced in airports to shorten the lines at airport security. The Los Angels International Airport has one facial recognition device inside of it’s airport. If the software is accurate, then we can see more of these in airports in major cities and around the world. Once they are introduced to other airports internationally, then they can make it easier for people to get through security lines faster and they would no longer require a boarding pass and ID check.

The facial recognition system works by comparing your face to the one on your passport that is stored in a secure government database. It doesn’t take long  for the check to finish and once completed, the personnel can go and be ready to get to their flight. The software can be used to safeguard people that are leaving the country and people that are entering the county. The system is sill being worked on because security and privacy issues can occur. Once these issues are solved, we could see facial recognition devices showing up more often.

If the facial recognition devices work to what is required, they could be spread to other major airports such as Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, etc. We could see airports around the world also utilize them. Introducing the facial recognition is a change that is needed for airports in order to benefit them overall.