Less waiting and safer concerts with Fast Pass by IdentoGO
After air transport, MorphoTrust USA has rolled out a new service by TSA Pre✓® to facilitate access to music concert and festivals: Fast Pass by IdentoGO.
Organizers are able to improve security and pre-registered spectators at the expedited airport security screening program are able to access venues more quickly.
Often, heightened security measures also mean a longer wait, and more stress for travelers. Airport users are no strangers to this. MorphoTrust’s service to alleviate wait times through TSA Pre✓® is now being put to good use elsewhere. The Fast Pass by IdentoGO provides users with quicker access to venues where events or concerts are being held. Spectators are able to enter the venue faster because there is a designated line for TSA Pre✓® members.
Making use of the solution could not be easier. All you need to do is to visit a TSA Pre✓® enrollment center where fingerprints are taken. After checking the data with the FBI, candidates are registered on the system. Initially designed to facilitate air transport checks, the system means travelers no longer need to take off their shoes, remove computers or 3-1-1 compliant liquids from bags. This means they are able to get to the aircraft more quickly. Fast Pass by IdentoGO adopts the same principle at concert venues and musical festivals.
Once registered, everything then happens on mobile: all you need to do is to visit universalenroll.dhs.gov and click "Lookup KTN" to get a KTN (Known Traveler Number). In parallel, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) sends you confirmation letter. When accessing a venue, users simply present one or the other with a photo ID. They can then quickly access the concert venue. There is no need to spend many hours waiting in the crowd. Such advantages can only be offered by TSA Pre✓®.
Facilitating the take-up of the solution
Launched in July 2016, the Fast Pass by IdentoGO impressed several music concert and event organizers including Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville as well Live Nation events which take place from July to October in several big cities such as Las Vegas, New York and Atlanta. Crowd numbers at these events vary from 20,000 to 80,000 people.
To facilitate the take-up of the solution, MorphoTrust USA even created several mobile units. Set up within the vicinity of venues where events take place, they allow people to have their fingerprints taken. As soon as their data has been incorporated into the TSA Pre✓® file, spectators use the Fast Pass by IdentoGO. Over 2,000 people have already registered during the festivals outlined above. This new service is set to continue to grow in 2017, with the objective to expand to other music event organizers, as well as sporting events.
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