Coming Soon: A Biometric Fingerprint Scan Just to Leave the Airport?
Promo video shows user scanning fingerprint to leave containment area of TSA-backed detention pod
Paul Joseph Watson
November 19, 2013
TSA ‘detention pods’ currently being rolled out at major airports across the U.S. have biometric and object-detecting capabilities, according to promotional material from Eagle Security Group, the company that manufactures the devices.
As we reported yesterday, the pods, which critics have likened to cattle grids, are currently in place at Syracuse International Airport as well as Atlantic City International Airport terminal exits. These portals were designed and approved by TSA which is important,” said Syracuse Airport Commissioner Christina Callahan.
Travelers enter the pod where they are briefly detained before a green light shows and they are allowed to leave the terminal.
People who suspected the devices may be performing some kind of x-ray scan may not be far off the mark. Although such procedures are not currently in place, the pods do have the capability to incorporate “human/threat object detection/containment,” according to the official brochurefor the ‘Access Control & Exit Lane Breach Control Systems’. The brochure also brags that the devices can detect “threat objects as small as a dime.