Border and Port Security

Biometric access control systems used at airports and national or regional boundaries to track and manage the flow of humans, and the databases and documents that support them, make up border and port security. Includes national and immigration registries, ePassports and smart card systems, automated border control (ABC) kiosks, and apps for data sharing among other products and services.

Biometrics companies seem to be working hard through the summer, in part to stand up contactless technology to support the…

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TSA to stand up airport digital ID app as aviation sector deploys biometrics and temperature checks

New apps and solutions utilizing biometrics to facilitate safe air travel continue to be launched and implemented, and the TSA…

 

Thales-led consortium delivers Thailand’s new biometric passports

Thailand has officially launched a new passport with embedded biometrics, produced by a consortium including Thales. The e-passport has been…

 

Palm biometrics coming to South Korea’s Jeju International Airport, planned for every service

South Korea’s Jeju International Airport will implement palm biometric authentication to support the One ID initiative for seamless and contactless…

 

Criminal suspect nabbed at U.S. border with Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanner

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the capture of a fugitive based on biometric identification with the Kojak…

 

Vision-Box face biometrics launched to Osaka Airport and extended to AirAsia India at Bengaluru

Pre-security gates with biometric facial recognition, supplied by Vision-Box, have been deployed at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan to…

 

Airport biometrics experts discuss facial recognition and touchless processes in air travel

The role of biometric facial recognition in the near and longer-term future of the aviation industry has been discussed recently…

 

ID document authentication device rolled out by TSA, SPS adds ID counterfeit prevention

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has introduced five credential authentication technology (CAT) units for checkpoint screening to confirm traveler ID…

 

New Yorkers eligible for DHS biometric travel programs again after Green Light law data sharing amended

After initially banning New York residents from biometric processing under the Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) in February, the U.S. Department…

 

Biometrics in counter-terrorism report raises human rights, ethical issues

A new report on extreme surveillance and biometric data collection in the process of countering terrorism, and how human rights…

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