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partners beyond EES.

We are your strong partner for modern infrastructures - on land, air and sea borders. We design sophisticated border control systems. Also EES-compliant.
An efficient, modern border infrastructure consisting of secure, perfectly orchestrated components, fast implementation and an excellent price-performance ratio: this is what the secunet border gears product portfolio stands for. It ensures that borders are "EES-ready" right from the start and are optimally equipped for all future requirements.

modern borders. easy.

Our product portfolio excels. Our know-how and our technologies are in operation in many European countries - they are all thus ideally prepared for the Entry/Exit System.

NorwayFinlandIcelandAustriaItalySwissEstoniaLatviaLithuaniaBulgariaPolandHungarySloveniaCzech RepublicGermany
Austria
In Austria, the rollout of our easygates was completed in a record time of only 3 months. By using the easygates for automated border control, the document reading process was optimised and thus the passenger throughput time was significantly shortened.
Bulgaria
A secure and turnkey solution for EES-compliant border control at the Sofia-, Varna and Burgas airports makes the borders at Bulgaria's aviation hubs ready for EES and the future.
Czech Republic
At Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport, our complete border control infrastructure for automated verification of electronic identity documents is in operation. In preparation for the EES, we are expanding the infrastructure to include self-service kiosks and biometric camera systems at the stationary border control counters.
Germany
As project partner of the German Federal Police in the Smart Borders pilot project, we implemented latest border control technology with our kiosk systems and also adapted the operational border control systems to EES.
Estonia
Estonia opts for a comprehensive security infrastructure from us: Thanks to the use of our easygates for passenger processing, our middleware, secunet biomiddle, for a modular infrastructure during mobile, stationary and automated border control, as well as our PKI solution, eID PKI Suite, for the highest security in document control, the country is perfectly equipped for modern border control.
Finnland
In Scandinavia, Norway and Finland trust in secunet's expertise and products for their public key infrastructure (PKI).
Hungary
Our middleware biomiddle for biometrics and eID ensures secure, efficient document control at Hungary's land borders.
Iceland
Iceland plays it safe with our proven public key infrastructure (PKI), the secunet eID PKI Suite, as a security framework for highly secure eIDs and state-of-the-art border control.
Italy
As an EU institution, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) issues the EU Laissez-Passer. With our public key infrastructure, the eID PKI Suite, we provide the necessary security infrastructure to protect these administrative travel documents, which fulfil similar purposes to a diplomatic passport.
Latvia
Our public key infrastructure, the eID PKI Suite, is used in the passport and migration information system for issuing and validating eIDs. It ensures a significantly higher level of security in the handling of electronic passports and national ID cards - and has been doing so since 2012.
Lithuania
At the request of our customers we have installed the first eGates in Europe that support two biometric modalities: Facial recognition and fingerprint verification.
Norway
In Scandinavia, Norway and Finland trust in secunet's expertise and products for their public key infrastructure (PKI).
Poland
Our easygates enable a comprehensive inspection as well as a passenger-friendly, automated border control at the airports in Warsaw, Modlin and Poznan, among others.
Slovenia
In a 6-month pilot project, we evaluated the use of self-service kiosks to meet EES requirements at the largest land border in Obrežje. Travellers from over 26 third countries registered in advance at our easykiosk. Result: The time required for border control at land borders reduces significantly.
Switzerland
A fundamentally new, modular border control application for more intuitive inspection processes is has been in operation at Zurich Airport since 2014. We are currently adapting the border control in the canton of Zurich to the new EES requirements - additional components from the border gears portfolio will be implemented here.
In cooperation with our partner SSARM, we made Bulgaria's air borders fit for the EES.
In cooperation with our partner SSARM, we made Bulgaria's air borders fit for the EES.
Why does the introduction of the EES require a modification of the border control infrastructure?
Why does the introduction of the EES require a modification of the border control infrastructure?
Highly secure and automated: Our overall solution makes biometric verification more efficient.
Highly secure and automated: Our overall solution makes biometric verification more efficient.
Our turnkey solution - in use at the Bulgarian aviation hubs
Our turnkey solution - in use at the Bulgarian aviation hubs
How to capture and process biometric data, comprehensively verify documents and improve border controls?
How to capture and process biometric data, comprehensively verify documents and improve border controls?
secunet easygates – High-Speed border control at the busiest border crossing points in Estonia
secunet easygates – High-Speed border control at the busiest border crossing points in Estonia
secunet biomiddle - a single middleware for three challenges at once
secunet biomiddle - a single middleware for three challenges at once
eID PKI Suite – Keine Kompromisse bei der Sicherheit im Umgang mit eIDs
eID PKI Suite – Keine Kompromisse bei der Sicherheit im Umgang mit eIDs

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All aboard when EES takes off:

secunet border gears

Our secunet border gears product portfolio stands for maximum security, and is 100% EES-ready, modular and strictly standard-compliant. Installed as a partial solution, the individual components fit seamlessly into any existing structure. Completely installedAs a complete solution, secunet border gears forms a strong and holistic border infrastructure with a long service life. Thus, border authorities and airport operators are optimally prepared for the EES launch and even for all further requirements in the future.

 

Premium security from the bottom up:

secunet easygate

The secunet easygate proves itself every day at many European airports and sets the highest standards in document authentication and biometric liveness detection – along with a superb performance: in just a few seconds, travellers can cross the border by themselves. Like all secunet border gears components, it is designed to meet the requirements of sovereign use andpublic sector applications, thanks to the latest morphing attack detection algorithms, it is also protected against the newest attack scenarios.

 

Keeping the dream team together:

secunet bocoa

While the middleware secunet biomiddle operates in the background, the border control application secunet bocoa pulls everything together on the frontend: it communicates quickly and securely with the eGates, kiosks and all necessary background systems and police databases. secunet bocoa provides all relevant results of document verification and identity checks at a glance to on the devices of the border control officers.

 

Speed is not rocket science:

secunet easykiosk

An improved, efficient and nearly seamless passenger flow through automated processes: This is what secunet easykiosk stands for, as the ideal complement to secunet easygate. The self-service kiosk absorbs the additional workload caused by the EES just as easily as it does the increased passenger volumes. With it, travellers can independently pre-register their data for border control purposes. It can be used practically anywhere in the world and thanks to its modularity, automated processes can be flexibly defined.

 

Setting the direction right from the start:

Experience-based consulting expertise

As specialists in implementing EES, we are familiar with the specific requirements of border control at air, land and sea borders down to the last detail. Thanks to our 25 years of project experience, we have mastered meshing processes and technologies. In the areas of biometrics, electronic identity documents and border control, we offer excellent, well-founded consulting services: with a fixed dedicated team of contact persons, we find the most suitable, individual solution for every challenge.

 

Fast roll-out while business runs as usual:

We deliver on time

Because our customers' scheduleing is a top priority, we keep an eye on the entire EES process chain and ensure costs and schedules stay within the agreed framework, however complex the installation. We deliver on time, stay in close contact with all project stakeholders and ensure passenger traffic runs smoothly even during installation. With secunet, your project is handled quickly and reliably, giving a result that is 100% EES-ready.

 

Protecting your investment:

Best practice – guaranteed

Our product portfolio makes it as simple and sustainable as possible for our customers: secunet border gears is designed to be scalable, future-proof and all components are strictly standard-compliant. Thanks to the perfectly aligned and synchronised products, projects can be implemented precisely and border infrastructures can be expanded according to individual needs. secunet border gears embodies best practice today and a guaranteed safe investment the days after tomorrow.

 

Products and individual consulting services
secunet border gears convinces with an efficient and modern infrastructure, consisting of secure, perfectly aligned and synchronised components, fast implementation and an excellent price-performance ratio.
Setting course for the future: Our case studies
Overview of our pilots, exciting projects and product updates
FAQ on the Entry/Exit system
  • Modernize and increase the quality and efficiency of border controls in Europe.
  • Facilitate border crossing for all third-country nationals
  • Supporting EU member states in dealing with steadily growing numbers of passengers - without having to deploy additional border guards
  • Entry and exit will become more transparent, making the external borders as a whole more secure
  • It will be easier for European nations:
    • Detect overstayers
    • prevent illegal entries
    • Combat document and identity fraud
    • Protect themselves more effectively against terrorism and organized crime

As things stand, the EES will begin operations in 2023.


Visa-obligated and visa-exempt third-country nationals traveling to the Schengen area.


Stored are:

  • 4 fingerprints
  • Facial image
  • Date and place of entry and exit
  • Identity details and other information from the travel document

Each data record resembles an electronic stamp; this eliminates the previous manual stamping process.


The data is usually stored for 3 years. In the case of overstayers, the duration increases to 5 years.

Access is granted to migration offices, border guards and, under certain conditions, general law enforcement authorities and Europol staff.



At all EU external borders (air, land, sea), third-country travelers must be registered with their biometric features face and fingerprint.

Border control officers will thus have to integrate biometric enrollment procedures into the control process for the first time as of the introduction of the EES, in addition to the control and verification activities that already have to be carried out. This leads to new challenges for the border control personnel themselves as well as for the processes and technologies to be used in connection with border control.


A facial image is taken of every third-country traveler (including, for example, infants). Fingerprints may only be registered from the age of 12.


No, national authorities must determine for each border crossing point whether facial images or fingerprints are to be used as the primary biometric for performing identification.


The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has published various technical guidelines in the area of biometrics and eIDs. With regard to the Entry/Exit system, the following two technical guidelines are of particular importance:

  • BSI TR-03121 Biometrics in sovereign applications.
  • BSI TR-03135 "Machine Authentication of MRTDs for Public Sector Applications".

Both technical guidelines are available as free downloads on the BSI website.

Another technical guideline is currently under development: BSI TR-03156 "Public Sector Identity Management in Conjunction with European Registers and Border Control".

For biometric quality, ISO/IEC 19794-5 (facial image) and NFIQ 2.0 (fingerprint image) are relevant.


According to EES requirements, initial registration requires the capture of a passport-quality facial image (ISO/IEC 19794-5) of each third-country traveler. This requires a capture system that can capture a frontal as well as well-lit facial image - regardless of environmental conditions or the traveler's height. The use of height-adjustable camera systems with diffuse illumination is the most reliable way to implement this.


The National Uniform Interface (NUI) will enable the secure connection of the EES Central System to the national border control infrastructures of the Member States. It will be based on common technical specifications and will be identical for all Member States.


eu-LISA is responsible for the development of the EU Entry/Exit system and its operational management.


Yes, the VIS will be interoperable with the EES. To enable interoperability between the EES Central System and the VIS Central System, eu-LISA will establish a secure communication channel between the EES and the VIS.


Longer waiting times can be reduced primarily through automation and simplification of processes at key points:

  • Self-service kiosk systems shift the time-consuming process of data entry and document verification in front of
  • eGates (or ABC gates) enable travelers to cross the border on their own in the shortest possible time.
  • At the stationary border control counter, applications specially developed for border control visualize the check results from different systems (results of pre-registration at the kiosk) at a glance

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