Self-service safety screening? It is being examined

Self-service checkout works on the grocery retailer.

So why not self-service screening on the airport?

That’s what the Transportation Safety Administration has in thoughts.

For the following six months, TSA and the Division of Homeland Safety shall be testing a self-service checkpoint at Harry Reid Worldwide Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.

Beginning in mid-March, vacationers enrolled in TSA PreCheck could have the choice to make use of TSA’s Innovation Checkpoint at LAS and take a look at out a prototype expertise that features new physique scanning expertise that lets passengers full the screening course of on their very own.

As they do now, vacationers will empty their pockets and put all carry-on gadgets into bins that undergo the X-ray machines. Then every passenger steps into an enclosed scanning sales space.

If, for instance, the passenger has left a cellphone of their pocket, the sales space directs them to step out, empty their pockets and take a look at once more.

The objective, TSA says, is to make use of this expertise to chop down on cases the place a TSA agent is required to conduct a pat-down or secondary screening.

Interested in the way it works and prepared – or not – to provide it a attempt?

Right here’s a TV clip from TODAY.

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