Border Control

This section provides all the news and reports on the Border Control technology, including land, sea and airside border control, automated fast track systems and other uses, such as boarding gate control, staff identification and baggage handling…

Latest Headlines

UK's Birmingham Airport opens 5 new ePassport gates 04 September 2018

Five new ePassport gates at Birmingham Airport were officially opened on the 29th August 2018.

Australian Government plays down mass biometric surveillance concerns 17 August 2018

Australian Home Affairs seek to ease concerns about the proposed intorduction of biometric and facial recognition technologies.

Former Delaware DMV Director joins GET Group North America 16 August 2018

Secure credentials firm Get Group has announced the appointment of Scott Vien as Director of Business Development.  

Apple eyes up replacing passports with iPhones 16 August 2018

A new Apple patent reveals plans that could let you store your passport on your mobile phone.

Acuant reports strongest financial quarter 10 August 2018

Acuant, a provider of identity verification solutions, has announced that the second quarter of 2018 was the most profitable in company history.

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GACA selects SITA for Saudi airports 07 August 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernisation of the country’s biggest airports.

UK hints at Brexit eGate changes 02 August 2018

Senior UK officials have said European travellers can no longer use its eGates following the exit from Europe.

Oslo Airport rolls out MorphoFace 01 August 2018

Oslo Airport deploys MorphoFace for its new Automated Border Control gates.

Heathrow boss calls to open eGates to non-EU passengers 26 July 2018

Heathrow’s chief executive has said US visitors should be able to use e-gates reserved for UK and EU passengers as immigration queues for non-European passengers reach ‘completely unacceptable levels’.

Datasonic targets overseas expansion 25 July 2018

Malaysian ID firm Datasonic Group plans to aggressively expand its business overseas this year. 

ITS installs kiosks at Cyprus airports 11 July 2018

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) announced the installation of 74 BORDERXPRESS kiosks at Pafos International Airport (Pafos) and Larnaka International Airport (Larnaka) in Cyprus. 

Sydney Airport and Qantas to trial facial recognition tech 05 July 2018

Qantas passengers on selected international flights are taking part in a groundbreaking trial of facial recognition programming at Sydney Airport. 

De La Rue and Opalux announce the launch of a new security feature 28 June 2018

Anti-counterfeiting and security specialist firm De La Rue has launched its first new security feature as part of its partnership with Opalux, a producer of premium first level security features.

Identity industry readies for SDW 2018 25 June 2018

Government officials and identity industry experts are putting the final touches to conference presentations and exhibition plans ahead of next week’s industry leading identity security event, SDW 2018.

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Special Features

ID documents: How holograms innovate and protect

Dr Mark Deakes, general secretary of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), considers current developments in security holography in the face of continuing worries about fake identity documents.

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

Webinar interview: HID’s Steve Warne on mobile identities

In this webinar follow-up interview, we quiz Steve Warne, director of solutions marketing at Government ID Solutions, HID Global, on the topic of mobile ID.  

Friends and frenemies in the eID market

 Working together, solution providers access each other’s resources and create synergy.

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Interviews

INTERVIEW: Gemalto‘s Xavier Larduinat on the future of borders and digital identities

Xavier Larduinat, Marketing & Communication manager for Innovation at Gemalto, explores the future of digital identity, the Thales acquisition and other trends in an exclusive interview with Security Document World.

Interview: Get Group's Gerald Hubbard

Ahead of connect:ID 2017, Security Document World took time-out to speak to Gerald Hubbard, director of business development  at Get Group

Webinar interview: Neil Akass on mobile driving licences

In this follow-up interview to the webinar “The future of government-issued mobile identities" Neil Akass, digital driving licence service designer at the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency, for his thoughts on the evolution of driving licences.

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