New facial recognition technology will speed up the arrival process for passengers at an airport in Australia, says an ABC Regional News (Australia) report.
Brendan O'Connor, federal Minister for Home Affairs, says the SmartGate system will allow Australian and New Zealand passengers to be processed without input from Customs' officers at passport control. He says the system is secure and efficient.
"It is facial recognition that has to match up with the facial biometric data on your passport, so you effectively place the passport under a certain part near the gate," he said. "It then photographs the face and it has to be a match. If there's a match, then of course, you are able to go through."