Mineta San José International installs face recognition
08 August 2018 10:26 GMT

Politicians and local officials have showcased a new face recognition based security system at the airport in San Jose.

At the California airport this week, US Customs and Border Protection and the airport's security staff showed reporters how the system worked.

Office of Field Operations with US Customs and Border Protection deputy executive assistant commissioner John Wagner told reporters: “Collaboratively, we are changing the face of international travel.

“This is a win-win. It’s a win for protecting our border, and it’s a win so those who wish to enter the United States legitimately can continue to do so efficiently,” he said, reported Airport Technology

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo welcomed the introduction of the facial recognition system saying: “The use of biometrics technology will help cut down wait times and enhance the overall experience for our international travellers.”