Border and Port Security

Border and port security biometric systems are put in place to track and manage the flow of humans. This includes national database deployments, entrance and exit access control systems, immigration technologies as well as ePassports and smart card systems. Read our research report on biometrics and homeland security.

 

Facial recognition use planned by police and border security as NIST report sparks concern

Australia’s Home Affairs Department says it needs to increase its use of facial biometrics with data from allied nations and…

 

Confusion reigns as Australia upgrade of biometric airport gates delayed again

The planned biometric smartgate system for airports in Australia has been delayed by at least another two years, the Department…

 

VeriScan biometrics surpass 1M air passengers processed as Japan, Jamaica, Sweden add checks

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Office of Technology has announced its in-house developed veriScan biometric identity verification software has surpassed 1…

 

Ukraine issues 14 million biometric passports, Belarus announces plan for 2021

More than 14 million biometric passports have been issued in Ukraine so far, according to Ukrinform. Head of the State…

 

NEC to supply biometrics to four Indian airports for Digi Yatra as Dubai launches passport control trial

NEC Technologies India has won a contract from the Airports Authority of India to implement the company’s biometric boarding platform…

 

Airport biometrics use grows in Beijing, Rome, San Fran, Tokyo and Delhi as Schiphol spoofed

Facial recognition is now live for certain travelers for a range of processes at the Beijing Daxing International Airport, including…

 

Port of Seattle pushes back on facial recognition as TSA plans next steps for biometric pilots

The launch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Biometric Exit at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been halted, after the…

 

New biometric checks launch at Singapore and Australia airports

A trial of contactless biometric immigration checks without the use of a passport is being trialed at Changi Airport Terminal…

 

Biometric data standards in 50 countries ranked with China and U.S. near bottom

Comparitech has published a ranking of 50 countries in the world according to their biometric data collection and usage practices,…

 

DHS plans mandatory airport facial biometric scans for U.S. travelers

U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to broaden the use of biometric facial recognition technology to check all visitors entering…

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