Dublin Airport to install 20 new Vision-Box biometric eGates this year

August 11, 2017 - 

Dublin Airport is planning to install 20 of Vision-Box’s biometric ‘eGates’ at both Terminal One and Terminal Two — 10 E-Gates each — before the end of the year, according to a report by The Irish Sun.

The move comes a few months after the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) revealed it is looking to increase use of its CCTV cameras to monitor passengers in real time in an effort to improve security and safety.

Irish citizens and travelers from other EU countries who are aged 18 or over and have a valid epassport or Irish Passport card will be authorized to pass through the gates by scanning their document and having their image captured for facial recognition.

A single immigration officer will oversee the checkpoint to monitor the gates which are designed to boost security and speed up immigration queues.

“Following a very thorough pilot program and competitive tender, I believe that we’ve found a solution that matches our goals and requirements,” Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanaga, said. “We look forward to working with Vision-Box, through the award of this framework agreement.

“The introduction of e-Gates will greatly enhance our immigration controls, including our border security, while at the same time providing an improved passenger experience through self-service and speedier passage through the immigration process.”

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