The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) used facial recognition scanners in order to monitor the arrivals and departures of more than 23 million travellers at over 30 different entry points in 2020. However, these systems failed to detect a single example of an imposter. The US CBP agency revealed these statistics in their annual report for 2020.
The facial recognition scanners are placed at a number of entry points including seaports, pedestrian crossings, and airports. The CBP’s facial scanners were unable to identify a single imposter attempting to enter a US airport. The scanners also were only able to detect under 100 imposters at pedestrian crossings.