first ABC Gates at land border

secunet easygates speed up border control process at land borders

The land border crossing in Röszke between Hungry and Serbia is one of the major external Schengen borders in Europe. During peak times in 2019 massive traffic jams have been reported due to the duration of required checks for all travellers as well as vehicles. In order to reduce waiting times, the Hungarian National Police was seeking a solution to speed up the process of checking passengers travelling in busses while at the same time guaranteeing the required depth of border control checks.

Four secunet easygates were installed at the bus terminal of the land border crossing in Röszke to allow the more efficient checking of bus passengers. This installation, which secunet undertook together with its partner Adaptive Recognition Hungary (ARH), represents the first automated border control system (ABC gates) at a bus terminal throughout the Schengen area.

Arriving at the border control in Röszke, travellers in busses are asked to exit the vehicle and proceed to border control, while border police personnel inspects the vehicle.

The installed secunet easygates feature a so-called integrated two-step process, whereby step one is an eligibility check through document verification and step two is the biometric check of the traveller. The easygate includes an entry kiosk with an integrated document reader by ARH, a mantrap as well as entry and exit door(s).

Four secunet easygates now provide for efficient checking of bus passengers at the Hungary/Serbia border crossing in Röszke

Persons entitled to freedom of movement (FOM travellers) can use the ABC gates, while third country nationals (TCN) continue to be checked at the stationary border control booth.

The new ABC gates in Röszke complement 14 other secunet easygates that the Hungarian authorities have already been operating since 2019 at the international airports in Budapest and Debrecen.

In total, more than 350 secunet easygates are now used at international airports in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and Iceland among others. Travellers have already used these eGates around 100 million times.

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secunet easygates are also part of preparations by border control authorities in Europe for the introduction of the European Entry/Exit System (EES), which will change the border control process from 2022 at the external borders of the Schengen area. With EES, biometric enrolment will be added to the border control process and high quality biometric face and fingerprints have to be acquired from all third-country national entering the Schengen area. Automating steps of the border control process at entry as well as exit with high-secure and efficient ABC systems for FOM as well as self-service kiosk systems for TCN will help absorb the additional workload that border control officials are facing.

secunet border gears is a complete product portfolio addressing the needs of the new border control in the age of EES featuring components that can be implemented both quickly and flexibly. Whether individually integrated into existing infrastructures, or as a whole, modular border control solution secunet border gears is future proof and EES-ready.

Border control authorities in Europe are also preparing for the introduction of the European Entry/Exit System (EES) at land borders

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