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

E-gate facility launched in Philippines airports 12 November 2018

Senior officials in the Philippines have said that a total of five e-gates—three in Mactan and two in Davao—became fully operational at the two southern airports last week.

NEC to provide facial recognition at airport customs 07 November 2018

NEC has announced that it has received an order from Japan Customs for an electronic customs procedure gate featuring facial recognition for use at the customs inspection area at Japan's busiest international airport. 

Industry welcomes UK ePassport plans 06 November 2018

Parts of the security industry have welcomed the British Chancellor's announcement that the ePassport gates at Heathrow will soon be extended to visitors from outside the European Union.

Corporación America and Vision-Box working on LatAm airports 31 October 2018

Carrasco International Airport has kicked off self-service biometric boarding using Vision-Box tech.

WTTC to coordinate biometric travel pilots 30 October 2018

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced a series of pilot schemes to test the use of biometric technology throughout the end-to-end passenger journey.

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TSA releases security roadmap 19 October 2018

US Transportation Security Administration releases plan to expand use of biometric technology

Heathrow to 'go biometric' by 2019 18 October 2018

Heathrow Airport has said its passengers are set for a biometric revolution as the airport announces plans for a full-scale roll out of new biometric services from the summer of 2019. 

Pope Francis becomes an e-resident of Estonia 26 September 2018

Pope joins other world leaders as an Estonian e-resident

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.

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.

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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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