Sydney Airport has increased its automated biometric checkpoint kiosks and gates available for use by international travelers from 12 kiosks at seven gates to 16 kiosks and eight gates. The automated gated can be used by travelers 18-years-old or older with biometric passports, according to a CIO article.
Federal home affairs minister, Brendan O’Connor, says the expansion was decided to meet the increase in demand for the technology, with 18% more travelers having the capability to use the technology as compared a year and a half ago. The technology, called SmartGates, operates off facial recognition as well as some biographical information and was first implemented in 2005.
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