Automated security eGate market to grow 9% CAGR from 2017-2021

Technavio has published its latest market research report on the global automated security e-gate market, which examines key trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Titled “Global Automated Security E-gate Market 2017-2021“, the report forecasts the global automated security e-gate market to grow at a CAGR of close to 9 percent during the forecast period. Countries like the US and those in the European Union (EU) have comprehensive policies for reinforcing border security. Meanwhile, emerging economies such as

Why usability matters

This is a guest post by Joey Pritikin, VP Sales and Marketing at Tascent. Showing your ID at the airport is one thing. But using your eye as your passport? It might feel like a big step. Nevertheless, iris scanning and other forms of biometrics will soon be common sights at airports around the world. Airports all over the world are installing biometrics to streamline the traveler journey, from airplane entry gates to baggage pickup. The Australian government plans to

First automated border control system in Iceland begins operation

The first automated border control systems in Iceland have been put into operation at Keflavik airport. The first control unit, supplied by secunet and equipped with six egates for passengers to pass through, opened on 9 June and the first traveler to use the new system came from France and was travelling on to North America. Keflavik airport is seeing a steady growth in passenger numbers, and is often used as a hub for intercontinental flights between Europe and North

Iris ID providing biometric ID technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport

Iris ID is providing biometric identification technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport in Dohato, enabling travelers to pass through self-service security e-gates in as little as 10 seconds. The two-step process is available for free to all Qatar residents, in which passengers are prompted to place their ID cards or passports on a reader which opens a gate to a second portal. Iris scans or fingerprint readers are then used to verify the traveler’s identity before opening the last barrier

Maldives acknowledged for biometric passports and border control system

Maldives Immigration has been acknowledged with the international IAIR Award for its epassport and egates system, which was supplied by German biometrics firm DERMALOG. The IAIR award was given to government officials from Maldives Immigration during an official award ceremony held last week in Milan, Italy. With 27 advanced security features, the Maldives epassport is one of the most secure and world leading security documents today. Furthermore, the new Maldives epassport has a highly secure polycarbonate data page with laser

Secunet to deploy ABC eGates at Iceland airport

Secunet has won a contract to provide the first automatic border control system (eGates) to Iceland, as part of a co-operation between Isavia, the operator of Keflavik airport, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the Sudurnes district police. The German security firm will initially install and implement 12 eGates at Keflavik International Airport in summer 2017. The airport is currently undergoing a steady growth in passenger numbers, and is frequently used as a major hub for intercontinental flights

Evolv raises $18M in latest round of funding

Security technology firm Evolv Technology Inc. has raised $18 million to help venues with even a limited security budget use technology such as body scanners to safeguard the building, according to a report by Techcrunch. The startup’s latest round of funding included General Catalyst, Lux Capital, Gates Ventures and Data Collective. Evolv manufactures several hardware and software products for physical security, including its Evolv Edge system, which features a five feet tall security gate that can perform rapid body scans

Sint Maarten Airport adds Vision-Box biometric ABC e-gate solution

A joint initiative of Princess Juliana International Airport N.V., Immigration and Border Protection Services, the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) and Vision-Box to reinvent and modernize the airport has entered phase two with the launch of Vision-Box biometric Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates. The vb i-match ABC eGates join the already existing vb i-match security checkpoint eGates installed in the first phase of the project and together, streamline the identification processes for departing passengers, when entering airside and clearing

Safran Identity & Security installs biometric egates at Christchurch airport

Through its subsidiary Morpho Australasia, Safran Identity & Security has completed installing biometric border processing egates at Christchurch Airport in New Zealand. This installation is part of national upgrade and innovation program for the New Zealand Customs Service (NZ Customs). Once completed there will be a total of 51 eGates nation-wide (this is across Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, and Christchurch airports). The final phase of the expansion project will be in Auckland in 2017 Since 2009, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch airports

More e-passport gates at London airport

As part of its £115 million transformation plan, London Luton airport will be installing additional five e-passport gates at its terminal this month, according to a report by Business Traveller. The e-gates use facial recognition technology to provide identity and security checks and can be used by European Economic Area nationals travelling with a biometric passport. “Working with Border Force to introduce more automated e-passport gates is a great indicator of how we’re aiming to make our passengers’ journeys as