The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday began  testing out a new security technology at the World Trade Center PATH station.

The body-scanning station is called Evolv Edge. 

It takes less than five seconds to scan, allowing people to walk through at regular speed without stopping or posing and still determines whether there are firearms or explosives.

The technology can view anywhere from 600 to 950 people per hour.

"We believe that we have big open spaces it's difficult to secure them in a way that makes sense in a fast pace environment. So our technology allows you to move at the speed of life without having to go through the long process of divesting phones and keys and things like that," said Chris McLaughlin of Evolv Technology.

The Port Authority says trying new technology ensures the highest level of safety for those traveling through their facilities.