DENVER (CBS4) — Sunday was the busiest day at Denver International Airport since the pandemic began. People are ready to fly, but there’s a nationwide shortage of security officers. The airport is now using new technology at security to keep travelers safe — and officials say travelers need to come prepared.

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“Pent up travel demand combined with the success of the nation’s vaccination efforts requires that Coloradans and all travelers come prepared to the security checkpoint,” Transportation Security Administration Federal Security Director for Colorado Larry Nau.

“TSA Colorado is primed to deliver the most effective security in the most efficient manner,” Nau said. “But, we can’t do this alone.”

This summer, TSA will use Credential Authentication Technology to scan a photo ID and confirm flight status. CAT compares the ID against the Secure Flight database through an internet connection.

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