Veridos leads EU project for secure biometrics-powered ID verification at border controls

Veridos leads EU project for secure biometrics-powered ID verification at border controls

German integrated identity solutions company Veridos says it is at the forefront of a European Union project which seeks to put in place biometrics for more secure and seamless identity verification mechanisms at border controls.

The company said in a statement that this is just one of its many other efforts intended to introduce smoother and faster checks of passengers’ identity, which is not only time consuming, but is also in line with measures to limit physical contacts because of the ongoing pandemic.

Veridos said it was working in collaboration with other partners within the framework of the EU research project, dubbed D4FLY, to put in place the next generation of border control which will see the deployment of a solution for faster ID verification using multi-modal biometrics, and with high levels of accuracy.

As per the statement, the new process of ID verification being designed from the EU research project, will include three major steps. Firstly, upon arrival at airports, passengers will have to register at enrolment kiosks by placing their passports on integrated passport readers.

After that, a live photo of the traveler will be securely captured and biometrically compared with the passport photo to verify the identity of the traveler, and additional biometric features will be enrolled.

In the third stage, when the travelers have already approached their destination, the traveler no longer needs to show their passports but can just use their smartphone to pass through border controls by walking through a ‘biometric corridor’ where their biometric data are captured and authenticated.

“To check passengers efficiently and safely in the future, it is essential to speed up the border control process while at the same time providing high verification accuracy. As a leading expert in identity solutions, Veridos’ goal is to develop solutions that allow travel documents and biometric features to be checked without creating lines at checkpoints,” Veridos Chief Executive Officer Andreas Räschmeier said of the development.

Veridos, meanwhile, recalled some of the solutions it has already unveiled within this period of the pandemic with the goal of making travel easier and border control checks seamless and safer.

This, the company noted, includes its deployment of automated identity verification solutions such as kioks and eGates which are used for passport controls and other checks using biometrics.

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