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‘Checkpoint of the future’ takes shape at Texas airport

Posted By admin On June 21, 2012 @ 3:52 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Bart Jansen
June 21, 2012

DALLAS – At a terminal being renovated here at Love Field [2], contractors are installing 500 high-definition security cameras sharp enough to read an auto license plate or a logo on a shirt.

The cameras, capable of tracking passengers from the parking garage to gates to the tarmac, are a key first step in creating what the airline industry would like to see at airports worldwide: a security apparatus that would scrutinize passengers more thoroughly, but less intrusively, and in faster fashion than now.

It’s part of what the International Air Transport Association [3], or IATA, which represents airlines globally, calls “the checkpoint of the future.”

The goal is for fliers to move almost non-stop through security from the curb to the gate, in contrast to repeated security stops and logjams at checkpoints.

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[1] USA TODAY: http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2012-06-19/Faster-better-airport-security-checkpoints-not-that-far-off/55693916/1

[2] Love Field: http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Love+Field

[3] International Air Transport Association: http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Organizations/Non-profits,+Activist+Groups/International+Air+Transport+Association

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