EU to collect biometrics of all visitors, could include post-Brexit UK citizens

The European Parliament has approved a new entry/exit system (ESS) to store the biometric information of all non-EU citizens visiting in and out of the EU Schengen area, which could also include British citizens, post-Brexit, according to a report by Computer Weekly. As part of the Smart Borders package, the electronic system will comprise of a central database storing the name, travel document, fingerprints, facial image, date and place of entry, exit and entry refusal of every third-country national –

DHS wants innovative solutions to speed up the border-crossing experience

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to implement technologies such as facial recognition to expedite the border crossing process, according to a report by GCN. In a series of solicitations, the agency’s Science & Technology Directorate detailed the solutions that will help Customs and Border Protection address the rising number of international travelers to the U.S. while optimizing the security level in airports across the country. DHS is specifically seeking technology to count and measure the number of travelers

Dubai Airport to install virtual aquarium tunnel that scans faces and irises

The Dubai International Airport is replacing facial recognition security booths with a virtual aquarium tunnel that will scan the faces and irises of passengers using up to 80 hidden cameras, according to a report by Interesting Engineering. Passengers merely need to walk through the virtual aquarium tunnel and their faces and irises will automatically be scanned by the cameras. The airport authority has not confirmed whether there will be a separate scanner for a suitcase, however, the Al Bayan News’

Hong Kong International Airport rolls out face recognition-enabled departure for visitors

The Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced that Hong Kong International Airport has rolled out a face recognition-based self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong, according to a report by Xinhua Net. The Hong Kong government first announced in January that it would introduce a facial biometrics-enabled electronic channel service at airport departure gates. Using face recognition technology for identity verification, Smart Departure is designed to provide greater travel convenience for visitors while improving the

Zurich airport trialing face recognition system at immigration checks

Zurich airport in Switzerland has implemented automated biometric passport control systems in an effort to accommodate increased capacity demands as well as decrease long queues at immigration checks, according to a report by Swissinfo.Ch. The face recognition system is the foundation of the recent CHF8 million (US$8.2 million) expansion and revamp at the airport. Meanwhile, Geneva airport is also looking to install biometrics technology of its own via the Automated Border Control (ABC) system. Zurich’s facial recognition system is available

Veridos commissioned to install ten eGates at Luxembourg Airport

Veridos has been commissioned by the Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg to install ten eGates for automated border control at Luxembourg international airport. Integrating eGates for departure and arrival is part of the ongoing expansion of the airport and are expected to be in use by 2018. The solution verifies identities within just 18 seconds and is expected to lead to a reduction in waiting times. “We are delighted to be able to support Luxembourg with the most modern border control technology

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Secure Identification 2017

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