Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv is the first in the world to begin using a new system that allows passengers to perform self-service security checks.
When passengers register, they’re given a smart card containing their encrypted security information. The system is meant to decrease the amount of time passengers spend in security lines. The pilot program is being tested on El Al frequent flier members who sign-up in advance. The kiosks are equipped with face (Cognitec) and fingerprint (Innovatrics) recognition systems.