TSA completed installation of automated security lanes in Terminal 3 at Las Vegas McCarran Airport


11 September 2017

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed the installation of automated security lanes in Terminal 3 (T3) at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS), NV. The checkpoint technology enhances security efficiency while decreasing the amount of time travellers spend during the security screening process. Currently, there are three automated screening lanes installed at the airport. The automated screening lanes offer several new features designed to improve the screening process for travellers going through the security checkpoint, including stainless-steel countertops designed specifically to enable several passengers to place their items in bins simultaneously; automated conveyor belts that move bins into the X-ray machine tunnel and return the bins to the front of the security checkpoint; automatic diversion of any carry-on bag that may contain a prohibited item; bins that are 25% larger than a typical bin and are able to hold a roll-aboard bag; unique radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that are attached to each bin, allowing for additional accountability of a traveller’s carry-on property as they move throughout the security screening process; and cameras that capture photographic images of the contents of each bin and are linked side-by-side to the X-ray image of a carry-on bags’ contents.

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