NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The next time you head through security at the airport, expect a change.
As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, the TSA just announced new security measures.READ MORE: Police Open Fire, Arrest Man Threatening People With Stolen Kitchen Knives In Lower Manhattan
It affects travelers at all U.S. airports, and electronics considered bigger than a cell phone.
It’s not a huge change, but hopefully a big one in preventing something terrible from happening.
People must already place their laptop in a bin by itself when going through security screening. Now, the TSA said all devices larger than a cell phone must be placed in a bin alone as well. Officials said it gives them a clear picture of the devices.
The TSA said they’ve been testing the policy at ten airports for more than a year. The new procedure will go into effect in the coming weeks.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
The Department of Homeland Security is also changing rules for electronics on international flights because of the threat that terrorists could hide explosives inside laptops or tablets.
But do these policies make passengers feel any safer.
“If they think it will make us feel safer, maybe they are onto something, I’m not sure,” one woman said.
“I do not feel in any way any safer,” one man said, “It may be a bit excessive.”MORE NEWS: De Blasio Administration 'Disappointed' With Judge's Decision To Temporarily Stop Plan To Change City Retiree Health Benefits
The changes do not affect people who have TSA pre-check.