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How AI Speeds Up the Security Processes at Airports

It is a public fact that security is a very first priority at any airport in the world. With a tremendous rise of passengers, many security systems at airports are now supported by artificial intelligence (AI), which improves safety. Also, AI speeds up airport security by optimizing processes such as check-in, passport control, baggage screening and generally keeping up the complete safety at airports with smart security technologies. In this article, we get to know the cases of the greatest security systems powered by AI. 

Welcome end-to-end Biometric technologies

In general, biometric technologies can be described as the use of technology to recognize a person’s identity based on some aspects of their biology. One of the original biometric technology examples is fingerprint recognition. Another popular biometric technology is facial recognition, which can provide remarkable help in crowded places such as airports. Similarly, current biometric technologies, namely scans,  can recognize objects, including guns and any other threats inside people’s pockets. 

From the spring of 2020, the Narita Airport introduces the world’s first advanced facial recognition tool known as ONE ID. This biometric technology records passenger’s facial data at the first touchpoint at the airport. Once the scanner gets a passenger’s facial data, which is correlated with passport and check-in information, the traveler will not be asked for a passport and boarding pass. ONE ID is one popular example of end-to-end biometric technologies in security processes at the airport.

Innovation in the baggage screening process

Baggage screening is a common but important process at the airport. Here too, AI-based technologies can be integrated into security systems to help ease the process. 

From 2019, Copenhagen Airport,  the biggest airport operator in Scandinavia, has started incorporating AI-powered technologies into its central security control. By testing numerous screening equipment, including new C3 scanners, Copenhagen Airport seeks to completely optimize the baggage screening experience for passengers. From 2020, passengers can try a new baggage screening technology using two dedicated lanes, 23 and 24. The new AI-based equipment presents modern 3D images and allows passengers to leave their electronics and liquids in the hand luggage during the baggage screening process.

Smart Security zone at the airports: the future that happened sooner

Smart security technologies can be defined as advanced technologies and innovative mechanisms that ensure safety in a particular area. Smart security tools, including smart screening points, became a necessity in nowadays’ airports. By using smart security technologies passengers are screened seamlessly from different touchpoints at the airport. Smart security tools ease the search processes while looking for people who went missing or lost their things at the airport.

In 2019, Los Angeles Airport started operating smart security technologies in the whole airport area. The technology can be defined as the fully integrated, security screening point. The redeveloped security screening area includes eGates and smart security lanes with new body scanners and automated tray return systems. With a reason to strengthen the security of the airport, the smart security zone, which includes AI-based technologies, gives a clearer view of passengers and objects they are caring with them.

Credit:, FAA

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