Changi airport selects MorphoPass biometrics solution for its new terminal
Safran Identity & Security announced that Singapore’s Changi airport has selected the MorphoPass biometrics solution for its new terminal.
MorphoPass uses biometric identification to manage a passenger’s journey through an airport and makes checkpoints faster and less intrusive for travelers at bag drop, airside access and passport control, as well as the boarding control point.
According to a company statement, the MorphoPass project is focused on three points: improving security, operational efficiency and passenger experience. To meet these three needs simultaneously, Safran Identity & Security relies on its expertise in biometrics. This technology presents several clear advantages for air transport as biometrics is the only fully universal data model. A passenger simply stands in front of a camera without needing any specific knowledge of the local language or culture. And most of all, it’s safer than traditional manual control methods. It’s hard to change one’s face, fingerprint or irises between bag check and boarding, whereas a boarding pass or passport can be easily destroyed, exchanged, lost or forged.
A hub for Singapore Airlines, Changi processed more than 51 million passengers in 2012, according to Airports Council International. It also ranks 7th among Asian airports and 15th worldwide with its three terminals.
The MorphoPass solution will be implemented in Terminal 4 and is set to be operational by the second half of 2017 and able to manage nearly 30,000 passengers per day.