Self-service security checkpoints might be coming to an airport or public venue near you in the not too distant future.
Self service security checkpoints might be coming to an airport or public venue near you in the not too distant future.
A company called Qylur out of Palo Alto, California announced that they have developed automated security checkpoint scanners, and will make them available starting next year, following some tests of their machines at airports and event arenas.
Five machines have been released for testing, but Qylur representatives would not say specifically who their clients are.
Representatives from Qylur have said that the machine is more accurate than other scanners at catching things that aren’t supposed to be carried through security, which includes cutting down on false positives for certain items.
Other benefits of using the self service security checkpoint are that it reduces waiting time, and requires fewer people to operate than the systems currently used by TSA at airport security checkpoints.
Also, the cost of the checkpoint is reportedly affordable enough so that places that don’t currently have security checkpoints can afford to install one.
Qylur would still own and maintain the hardware of the machine and charge their clients anywhere from 20 cents to a dollar per scanned bag.