Facial Recognition Technology Helps Gain Popularity for Global Entry

The Global Entry program is available at 15 airports in The United States and is controlled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Travelers can find Global Entry at New York JFK, Detroit, Miami, Houston-Intercontinental, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare. Global Entry allows expedited travel times through security if the traveler is low risk and pre-approved. Members go through an intense background check and interview. Approved travelers can go through special kiosks at airports, usually has a shorter line. Users place their fingers, i.e. fingerprints on a scanner for verification, and to complete a customs form. The kiosk will give them a receipt and continue on to baggage claim. With updated technology available at global entry kiosks, travelers now can scan their passport and have their picture taken rather than scanning a fingerprint. The picture taken allows the government, such as passport photos to provide identity to allow the traveler to pass through security seamlessly.
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