Face Scanning Technology Is Officially Live In American Airports

Face scanners are officially live in a number of U.S. airports. In fact, one biometric system just caught an “imposter” only two days after it was installed.

A biometric system employing face, fingerprint, and eye scanning technology was just installed at Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport. Only two days after it went live, the system caught a man coming from São Paulo on a French passport that was not actually his own.

His real identification from the Republic of Congo was found in his shoe after Customs and Border Protection officers detained the man for an interview following the biometric alert, the CPB reports.

Face scanners and other biometric systems are also operational in airports in Detroit, New York City, Orlando, and Los Angeles. This technology allows for faster boarding and more secure flight check-in.