London’s Heathrow International Airport has announced plans to bring face recognition systems as additional layer of security for those flying internationally, according to a Singularity Hub article.
Specifically, the systems are being put into place to ensure the person receiving a boarding pass is the same person who uses the boarding pass as Heathrow’s Terminals one and five both share gates with domestic flights and people could exchange boarding passes that have not been checked with those that have.
The systems are expected to go live in September and have been developed by biometrics developer Aurora and are called Aurora Image Recognition (AIR) systems.
The AIR system utilizes an infrared flash and requires a passenger stand roughly three feet from the camera for 4.7 seconds for an accurate identification authentication. Additionally, AIR will be supported integrated into the Passenger Authentication Scanning System already in-use at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
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