IDEMIA and Sopra Steria chosen by eu-LISA to build shared Biometric Matching System for Schengen Area border protection
The new European Entry-Exit System will meet the identification needs of Schengen Member States when implemented by 2022. The new system includes the biometric verification and identification of third-country nationals, based on facial image and four fingerprints, at all kinds of border crossing points, through a shared Biometric Matching System.
Checkpoint Insight Tool: facilitating effective, measurable and successful change in security checkpoints
Point FWD has been developing and using its Security Checkpoint Insight Tool for over five years in its consultancy work for clients worldwide. It is now sharing this approach, in the form of an Android application, with airports, OEMs and security operators, enabling them to do their own process measurements.
Smiths Detection launches ultraviolet light kits capable of killing 99.9% of microorganisms on baggage trays
Smiths Detection has launched new ultraviolet light kits capable of destroying up to 99.9% of microorganisms present on baggage trays at the security checkpoint. Demonstrating heightened hygiene standards will be important as airports seek to restore the confidence of travellers and staff during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
NUCTECH has kindly donated over 1,000 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the UK, providing vital resources to help patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The much-needed face masks, goggles and gloves were sent to the UK via Airport Business.
The unique challenge posed by the security checkpoint in a COVID-19 environment is preserving security levels while accommodating new health and hygiene measures. By Richard Thompson, Global Market Director Aviation, Smiths Detection