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.

 

Idemia highlights multi-biometric border kiosk as touch-free takes over travel industry

Idemia has produced a video of its multi-biometric self-service TravelKiosk, which is designed for the EU Entry/Exit System (EES), to show…

 

CBP biometrics website aims to demystify face matching service

Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations has launched a new website on its Biometric Entry/Exit program to provide the…

 

DHS biometrics expansion proposal needs longer comment period, 100+ organizations urge

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is being asked to allow a longer comment period for its proposed biometrics expansion…

 

Vision-Box biometrics deployed at Canadian airport, more airports in Asia roll out facial recognition processes

Winnipeg Airports Authority has selected biometric automated border control (ABC) eGates from Vision-Box to check the facial biometrics of arriving…

 

Biometric ID documents rolling out in Ecuador and Belgium to meet identity verification standards

New biometric government ID documents are being launched in Ecuador with the introduction of new passports, and in Belgium with…

 

DHS biometrics collection proposals would add more than 2 million immigrant records each year

Details of proposed new rules for collecting and using biometrics from people for purposes related to immigration have been posted…

 

Airport biometrics update: NEC collaborates with Japan Airlines, Vision-Box in Dubai, biometric entry at LAX

A series of new deployments of airport biometrics have been announced, including technologies from NEC and Vision-Box. Collins Aerospace, meanwhile,…

 

Biometric airport checks, border security and digital ID for travel increasing around the world

Biometrics for travel documents, airport processes and border security made up four of the top ten news items in the…

 

Facial recognition audit shows U.S. Customs has some privacy and notification work to do

A government performance audit looking into the use of biometric facial recognition by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency…

 

Frontex issues open tender for biometrics research, opportunities for border control systems

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has announced an open tender procedure to hire a contractor for a…

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