biometric border screening

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

“Our biometric scanners have become the standard for governments around the globe and are now deployed in more than fifty nations on six continents.” – Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics Seeking to enhance its biometric border control capabilities, the US Customs and Border Protection agency has opted to deploy fingerprint scanner devices from Integrated Biometrics.…

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Brexit continues to have unexpected repercussions. Eurotunnel has announced that it will be adding facial recognition technology to the road and rail border between France and the UK, tightening security at the Channel Tunnel with PARAFE E-Gates similar to those already being used in airports around the world. The new PARAFE gates will be delivered…

Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

The vast majority of people in the biometrics industry and adjacent areas are interested in biometric expedited border screening programs, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. The data comes from Question Seven, which asked, “Are you part of a biometrics enabled expedited traveler screening program (ie. PreCheck, Nexus, etc.” This refers to programs…

Biometric Tech Plays Backup in Recent CBP Border Arrest

Biometric Tech Plays Backup in Recent CBP Border Arrest

The US Customs and Border Protection agency continues to promote the benefits of its biometric border control technology with the announcement that it has been used to confirm the identity of a man wanted on sexual assault charges in Texas. The individual was apprehended while trying to cross the Anzalduas International Bridge. According to the…

CBP Touts First Biometric Busts at Land Border

CBP Touts First Biometric Busts at Land Border

With the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric border control program now in place at a land crossing, the agency says it has already nabbed its third fraudster. The agency’s program, which uses facial recognition to match travelers to their official travel documents, is increasingly prominent at US airports, with the CBP aiming to…

CBP’s Biometric Border Control Comes to Europe

CBP’s Biometric Border Control Comes to Europe

Ireland’s Shannon Airport has become the first in Europe to enable biometric pre-screening for travelers headed to the US. As with the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s escalating border screening program at American airports, Shannon Airport’s system is based on facial recognition. Participating travelers’ faces are scanned and matched against their travel documents, verifying…

CBP Brings Biometric Screening Program to Land Borders

CBP Brings Biometric Screening Program to Land Borders

With its biometric border screening efforts now having attained liftoff at multiple airports in the US, the Customs and Border Protection agency has announced that it is expanding its land border efforts. The agency has implemented a face scanning system for pedestrians at the San Luis Port of Entry. It’s essentially the same concept as…

Biometric Passenger Processing Goes Live at ATL’s Terminal F

Biometric Passenger Processing Goes Live at ATL’s Terminal F

“The system has been implemented in Terminal F of the airport, in the form of 46 biometric check-in kiosks, 54 counters supporting biometric baggage drop, and 12 biometric security gates.” Delta Air Lines has officially launched a biometric passenger processing system at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is of course, a product of Delta’s collaboration…

Privacy Impact Assessment Details Phase II of DHS’s Biometric Border Screening Program

Privacy Impact Assessment Details Phase II of DHS’s Biometric Border Screening Program

The Department of Homeland Security has issued its Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the second phase of the Traveler Verification Service (TVS), the biometric border screening program being developed by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency and the Transportation Security Administration. The program revolves around the biometric identification of travelers. As it stands in…

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

The Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has become the latest in the country to partner with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on biometric border control based on facial recognition technology. The collaboration actually started several weeks ago, with SJC implementing a face scanning system for arriving international travelers on June 25th. Going…

New Biometric Screening Requirements Take Effect in Canada

New Biometric Screening Requirements Take Effect in Canada

Today, July 31, 2018, marks the official start of Canada’s expanded biometric border screening program that mandates all European, African and Middle Eastern nationals applying for a visitor visa, a work study permit, or for permanent residence must provide fingerprint biometrics and a photo. The biometrics collected are valid for a period of ten years…

Chinese Authorities Implement Face Scanning at Hong Kong Border

Chinese Authorities Implement Face Scanning at Hong Kong Border

“Facial recognition is increasingly prominent in China, and while it is often used in consumer-facing applications, such as identifying visitors at tourist sites, it is most prevalent in law enforcement and surveillance applications, scanning CCTV feeds for even the most minor offences.” Chinese authorities have implemented a face-scanning border control system at two checkpoints between…

Delta, CBP Bring Biometric Boarding to Detroit Airport

Delta, CBP Bring Biometric Boarding to Detroit Airport

Delta Air Lines’ biometric boarding experiment has expanded to Detroit. The company has announced that, in collaboration with the US Customs and Border Protection agency, it’s now allowing passengers to board certain flights at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) with a simple face scan. This applies to anyone departing on a daily flight from gate…

Canadian Authorities Prepare for Biometric Border Screening Expansion

Canadian Authorities Prepare for Biometric Border Screening Expansion

Canadian immigration authorities are preparing for an administrative challenge as the country expands its biometric screening program, announcing that they will open new registration centers to accommodate heightened demand. The expansion is set to begin on July 31st, when visitors from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will be required to provide biometric data –…