Canada to expand collection of biometrics from foreign visitors

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said his government will put $312.6 million over five years towards expanding biometric screening measures to all foreign travelers entering Canada on a visa. According to the government’s plan, all foreign nationals, except for U.S. citizens, applying for a work or study permit, as well as those applying for temporary or permanent residency in Canada will be subject to biometric screening. Travelers will be able to provide their biometrics at 180 biometric collection service

BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel

September 9-11, 2015 Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington D.C BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel Borderpol’s purpose is to support border agencies worldwide to develop fast, safe and secure borders. Perhaps the greatest threat our agency leaders have to better borders is terrorist travel. ISIS is desperate to move foreign nationals into its fold and presenting new and ever-evolving tactics that border agencies and the supporting tech sector need to harness to help curtail the travel. We have world support

Descartes Biometrics to demonstrate ear recognition software at CES on the Hill

Descartes Biometrics Inc. will be showcasing its new HELIX flagship ear image recognition technology for enterprises at the International CES on the Hill event in Washington DC on April 15. The HELIX ear recognition software identifies and authenticates an individual based on their unique ear shape. Using a cross-platform library, HELIX does not need any additional hardware and can be integrated with most camera-equipped portable devices, including body cameras, webcams and smartphones for security and surveillance applications. The biometric enterprise

Bank Muscat deploys biometric identification system at branches

Bank Muscat has partnered with the Royal Oman Police to launch a biometric identification system to improve customer service in branch transactions, according to a report by Times of Oman. Bank Muscat’s new biometric system is compatible with the Sultanate’s national identification card, making it the first of its kind in the banking sector in Oman. To authenticate banking transactions at Bank Muscat branches, customers must insert their national identification card in the biometric machine and validate their identity by

Georgia’s Floyd County Jail to install biometric locks

Floyd County Jail in Rome, Georgia is currently undergoing a major security system upgrade that features new biometric locks, according to a report by Northwest Georgia News. The system is part of a $1.9 million special purpose, local options sales tax (SPLOST) project that is expected to be completed in April or May. Deputies will be able to place their finger in the biometric lock device that will display their information before opening a door. The system also ensures that

Smart Policing Summit 2015

April 27 – 29, 2015 Washington, DC, USA The Smart Policing Summit this April 27 – 29 in Washington, D.C., will bring together Law Enforcement and research professionals from across the country to discuss the benefits and challenges in adopting smart policing tactics and technologies. Already in attendance are the CNA, Police Executive Research Forum as well as Senior Law Enforcement professionals from Police Departments in Washington, D.C., San Diego, CA, Austin, TX, Pullman, WA, Michigan State and more! View

Imprivata, Symantec provide fingerprint identification solution for e-prescriptions

Imprivata has partnered with Symantec to provide a complete fingerprint biometric and FICAM-certified credential service provider (CSP) solution for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Symantec Norton Secure Login, which acts as the CSP, and Symantec Validation and ID Protection Services integrate with Imprivata Confirm ID to simplify the process of identity-proofing and authorizing prescribers to comply with DEA requirements for EPCS. “Our strategic partnership with Symantec provides customers with a complete, DEA-compliant solution for identity-proofing individual prescribers to

Cognitec integrates new algorithm in facial recognition product for greater performance

Cognitec has released its facial recognition engine B9 and integrated the algorithm in its facial recognition product, FaceVACS-DBScan. In researching and developing the B9 algorithm, Cognitec focused mainly on significantly improving the performance rate of images with low resolution or have been taken in less controlled environments, which are often found in police databases. The company also found that the matching accuracy increased for images with non-frontal poses, with faces turned upward, downward or to the side. FaceVACS-DBScan enables users

New study has found that fingerprint examiners make extremely few errors

The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice released a self-funded study that explores the accuracy and reliability of decisions made by latent fingerprint examiners, which found that examiners make extremely few errors. The study was authored by the Miami-Dade Police Department Forensic Services Bureau, fingerprint identification section and is entitled “Miami-Dade Research Study for the Reliability of the ACE-V Process: Accuracy & Precision in Latent Fingerprint Examinations“. The study found that even in situations where examiners did not

Tygart releases latest version of cloud-based facial recognition system

Tygart Technology announced it has released MXSERVER v2.7, a cloud-based face recognition system that processes large amounts of video and photo collections to quickly transform files extracted from captured devices, SIM cards and video surveillance systems into searchable resources. Tygart’s latest version of MXSERVER offers significant improvements to the solution’s functionality, user interface and security. As a result, investigators and analysts now have the capability to analyze video; manage and distribute large media collections via the Internet as they monitor