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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.

It is little surprise that biometrics for air travel and border checks featured in several of the most-read articles on…

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Biometric boarding trials reach Canada as Amadeus honors innovators

Communication technology provider Telus has partnered up with airport hardware-maker Embross, and airline WestJet to trial a touchless biometric boarding…

 

Idemia wins Denmark border biometrics contract, launches ID document security feature

Idemia has been chosen by the Danish National Police service, known as Rigspolitiet, to supply biometric tablets, self-adjusting cameras for facial…

 

Airports deploy biometric gates and travel apps to streamline passenger, staff checks

Attendees of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) recent Ground Handling Conference were urged to use biometrics and consumer apps…

 

UK unprepared for EU biometric entry requirements, Lords committee warns Home Secretary

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has been admonished in a letter from the House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs…

 

What to expect when you return to air travel

By Neville Pattinson, Head of Business Development and Strategic Marketing at Thales Around the world, most of us have not taken a flight…

 

Frontex completes biometric Entry Exit System pilot in Spain and Bulgaria

EU border agency Frontex has completed biometrics pilot projects for the bloc’s Entry Exit System (EES) in Spain and Bulgaria….

 

Passenger satisfaction with airport biometrics high, more systems rolling out

Airport biometrics deployments are benefitting passengers who use them, and passenger willingness to do so is increasing in turn. New…

 

Digital credentials for air travel from ForgeRock, SITA, Malaysian startup advance

The verification of an Electronic Personnel License (EPL) without network connectivity will soon be possible thanks to a blockchain-based decentralized…

 

Rights groups demand halt to South Korea facial recognition surveillance project

A project intended to develop an artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system to be used for airport immigration purposes, spearheaded by…

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