biometric screening

Dermalog Provides Biometric Fever Detection at Thai Airport

Dermalog Provides Biometric Fever Detection at Thai Airport

Thailand has introduced the world’s first biometric fever screening solution that has been fully integrated into its existing biometric border control system. The solution, provided by German company Dermalog via a specialized fever-detection camera, was demonstrated by the Thai Immigration Bureau deputy commissioner, Pol Maj-Gen Surapong Chaichan, at the Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok…

Sterling Report Advocates for Background Checks to Reduce Employee Fraud

Sterling Report Advocates for Background Checks to Reduce Employee Fraud

Sterling has released a new report that examines the gig economy within the context of identity fraud and broader hiring trends. The White Paper was published in collaboration with HR.com’s Research Institute, and was based on a survey of 300 HR professionals from large and small organizations alike. The least surprising finding in the study…

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR‘s eponymous biometric passenger processing solution has arrived at yet another airport, thanks to a collaboration with United Airlines. Expedited screening lanes are now open at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The lanes are in operation in terminals B and C of the airport, with plans to extend CLEAR to terminal C in…

Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Lufthansa Airlines has launched a biometric self-boarding gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 1. This comes almost 11 months after JetBlue debuted a similar service at JFK’s Terminal 5 following an extensive pilot project at Logan International Airport in Boston. During that trial, over 50,000 passengers used biometric…

DHS and UNHCR are Sharing Biometric Data of Refugees

DHS and UNHCR are Sharing Biometric Data of Refugees

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been discreetly gathering the biometric information of tens of thousands of refugees, many of whom may never make it to America. According to a recent Privacy Impact Assessment, the information is being collected through a sharing arrangement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which…

CLEAR Comes to Madison Square Garden

CLEAR Comes to Madison Square Garden

“…those who haven’t signed up for the program will be greeted at the venue by CLEAR Ambassadors who can quickly sign them up to let them start taking advantage of The Garden’s expedited screening lane.” CLEAR‘s biometric screening platform is getting ready to make its Madison Square Garden debut. Together with the Madison Square Garden…

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR has followed through on its promise to bring biometric transactions to the sports stadium concession stand: Fans of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, the Seahawks football team, and the Mariners baseball team can now buy snacks and drinks just by performing a fingerprint scan. It’s probably the most high-profile US deployments yet of a…

US Political Support Grows for Biometric Exit Screening

US Political Support Grows for Biometric Exit Screening

The US Customs and Border Protection agency’s expanding biometric border screening project is helping to pave the way for what could be America’s first means of reliably tracking departures from the country. First undertaken as a pilot project at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport last year, the program, which matches passengers’ faces against the biometric data…

Unisys Helps CBP Expand Airport Biometric Screening Program

Unisys Helps CBP Expand Airport Biometric Screening Program

Unisys is once again helping the US Customs and Border Protection agency to implement biometric passenger screening at a major US airport. It’s an expansion of the pilot project first implemented at the Dulles International Airport in Virginia, which concluded in the middle of last year. Now, initiating what could be a much larger-scale expansion…

TSA PreCheck Enrollments Pass Two Million Mark

TSA PreCheck Enrollments Pass Two Million Mark

Over two million travelers have signed up for the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck program, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has announced. MorphoTrust, via its IdentoGo centers, is TSA PreCheck’s exclusive enrollment services provider. TSA PreCheck offers pre-screening services for travelers, enabling expedited security screening at participating airports. Travelers provide biographic and biometric data upon signing up at…

South Africa Moves Quickly With Biometric Border Trials

South Africa Moves Quickly With Biometric Border Trials

South Africa’s efforts to introduce biometric screening at ports of entry are well underway, according to a new statement from Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. First announced in November, the project seems to have been initiated quickly. The government introduced its Movement Control System (eMCS) Biometric Pilot project at Lanseria International Airport that same month,…

Deputy PM of Malaysia Calls for Biometric Screening at All ASEAN Borders

Deputy PM of Malaysia Calls for Biometric Screening at All ASEAN Borders

The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia is calling for standardized border security screening for all members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Making the comments while on a visit to Rome, Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi suggested that the measure should include “the use of biometrics for fingerprint and facial recognition for all who…

EyeLock Granted Patent for Passenger Authentication

EyeLock Granted Patent for Passenger Authentication

EyeLock LLC has received approval for a new patent that could have important applications in the company’s business activities going forward. US Patent #9,142,070 covers the use of a biometric system for passenger authentication at a transportation facility, such as an airport. Given EyeLock’s specialty in iris biometrics, the system would of course rely on…

H&R Block to Offer TSA PreCheck Enrolment

H&R Block to Offer TSA PreCheck Enrolment

IdentoGO, the MorphoTrust USA division tasked with enrolling individuals into its TSA PreCheck program, has sealed a major new partnership that will significantly expand its number of enrollment centers across America. Going forward, enrollment services will be offered at H&R Block facilities in 27 states. TSA PreCheck is, of course, the passenger screening fast-tracking program…

Rockies Fans to Get Biometric Fast Access to Ballpark

Rockies Fans to Get Biometric Fast Access to Ballpark

The Coors Field stadium in Denver is getting a biometric access system. A new contract with CLEAR will see the security technology firm’s fingerprint recognition technology used to screen entrants as they head into the venue. The move is part of an attempt to meet new Major League Baseball regulations making metal detector screening mandatory…

San Jose Airport Pilots Biometric Screening

San Jose Airport Pilots Biometric Screening

The Mineta San Jose International Airport is now testing out a pilot program to use biometrics for passenger screening. The system has been implemented by Alaska Airlines and airport security company CLEAR. The program was launched in April and has steadily accumulated a number of enthusiastic participants. It allows Alaska Airlines customers to entirely eschew…

CBP Takes Cautious Privacy Approach in Airport Screening

CBP Takes Cautious Privacy Approach in Airport Screening

The US government went to considerable lengths to minimize privacy concerns as it tested out a biometric airport screening program at the Dulles International Airport. Run by the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) department, working in conjunction with private contractor Unisys, the system was run through a pilot testing phase that…

UAE Airports Get Multimodal Security

UAE Airports Get Multimodal Security

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Interior has announced the launch of a biometric screening system in the country’s airports, according to an article by Caline Malek in Abu Dhabi’s The National. The project is being touted as an improvement in both security and traveler convenience. The multimodal security system will scan eyes, faces, and…