TSA Has New Plan to Adopt a ‘Walk Through’ Process at Airports
This plan is just up our alley. How about not having to flash your ID, take off your shoes, take out your laptop, or walk through a metal detector. This is the future of TSA and airport security?
It could first be put in place in Newark and New York’s LaGuardia, as Port Authority officials plan for new technology to be used in new terminals planned at both.
This new process would involve passengers:
- being identified through biometric finger
- or eye scans
- screened for weapons via remote machines
- sensors rather than a metal detector
- and assessed for threatening behavior via video cameras and special software
This all could take place in the next 7 to 10 years. We know, that is too long but we are not so keen on the biometric finger (fingerprint readers) and eye scans.
An IATA report from last year has concluded, “We cannot treat our passengers like they are the terrorists we are trying to protect them from.”