Morocco Awards Contract for Huge Biometric Border Project

The Morocco government has chosen Veridos for its new national border security project. The German company was awarded the contract by the Kingdom’s General Directorate for National Security (DGSN).

Morocco Awards Contract for Huge Biometric Border ProjectIt’s a comprehensive project. Veridos will provide both stationary and mobile equipment for screening at all land, air, and sea ports of entry, with all systems based on Veridos’ VeriGO authentication platform. Passports will be scanned via Veridos’ VISOTEC Expert 600 and VISOCORE Inspect devices, with facial recognition technology used for biometric identification; and DERMALOG fingerprint scanners will be included in the company’s mobile border security kits.

Commenting on the project in a statement, Veridos CEO Hans-Wolfgang Kunz called Morocco “a very technology-oriented country” and asserted that his company’s technology “perfectly matches this demand for modern, fast and secure processes at their border.” Kunz also asserted, “We welcome this partnership with Morocco in its special efforts for border control as a Schengen neighboring country,” referring to the transnational European zone currently contending with a serious refugee crisis, for which it has also sought biometric border technologies.

March 21, 2016 – by Alex Perala