TSA prototype self-service screening system at Las Vegas airport

  • The self-service process can be completely at the passenger’s leisure
  • ‘The aim is to provide a near self-sufficient passenger screening process’
  • TSA will collect passenger feedback for consideration in future projects

LAS VEGAS (NewsNation) — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have unveiled a prototype checkpoint technology, a self-service screening system, at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, according to the TSA.

The self-service screening system is a prototype technology that uses a video monitor to provide step-by-step instructions for passengers to complete screening at their leisure, according to the TSA.

After completing the screening, automated exit doors open so travelers can gather their belongings and continue on to their flights.

“The aim is to provide a near self-sufficient passenger screening process while enabling passengers to directly receive on-person alarm information and allow for the passenger self-resolution of those alarms to reduce instances where a pat-down or secondary screening procedure would be necessary,” a statement from the TSA read in part.

The prototype will serve as a live checkpoint environment and TSA will collect passenger feedback for consideration in potential future projects.

“We are constantly looking at innovative ways to enhance the passenger experience, while also improving security,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “This self-service prototype allows our trusted travelers to complete the screening process at their own pace. Testing at the Innovation Checkpoint in Las Vegas gives us an opportunity to collect valuable user data and insights, and explore opportunities to apply parts of the prototype to other airport security checkpoints. I am grateful for our partners in S&T and LAS airport, who were critical in bringing this vision to reality.”

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