The system’s developers say that it is faster and less intrusive than being searched by security personnel, and it will be tested at events in August and September.
Developed by Qylur Security Systems, the kiosk is completely automated and self-service, handling five times the crowd flow compared to current checkpoint methods manned by security personnel using wands and pat-downs, the AP article says.
The system is being piloted over the next two months and was recently demonstrated at Liberty State Park and at the World Cup FIFA preliminary draw event in Rio de Janeiro, AP reports.
The system is specifically designed for major public venues such as stadiums, amusement parks, airports, public transportation and other locations. Fans will walk through what looks like a Plexiglas doorway to be screened, and anything they carry will be screened by a machine, the article states.