Charlotte Is Now The First City in The Carolinas To Use Facial Recognition Software


The Charlotte Douglas Airport has just officially started using facial recognition cameras on passengers who travel through the airport.

According to a press release we received from the Department of Homeland Security, the new system is initially being rolled out by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within the international flights area to verify that passengers arriving in Charlotte are who they say they are. It takes only seconds to scan the facial biometrics of passengers and ‘is more than 98 percent accurate.

“CBP is expanding the use of facial biometrics at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to provide travelers a safe, touchless international arrival process that further secures and modernizes air travel,” said Barry Chastain, CBP Area Port Director Charlotte. “Our valuable partnership with CLT continues to enhance the travel experience. In addition, CBP looks forward to partnering with stakeholders at other international ports of entry across N.C. to implement Simplified Arrival.”

Charlotte now joins Miami, NYC, Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago, and Dallas-Fort Worth in adding the new technology.

We’re now the first city in the Carolinas to use facial recognition cameras.

What do you think about the use of facial recognition in Charlotte?