Modern border control "Made in Germany"

The security and user-friendliness of modern border control is something that ePassport holders experience every day at Germany's busiest airports. There, so-called ABC or eGates have been supporting conventional border control since 2014.

 

 

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, secunet and its consortium partner Bundesdruckerei were responsible for the nationwide rollout of automated border control systems for the Federal Police as part of the overall EasyPASS project. Consistently further developed over the past few years in close cooperation with the Federal Police, they score points with improved intuitive user guidance and optimised crossing security.

By mid of 2021, EasyPASS had already
95,681,351 users

The foundation for this simplified border control procedure was laid back in 2009, when the EasyPASS pilot project was launched at Frankfurt Airport:

As the general contractor of the BSI, secunet was responsible for its planning, implementation and evaluation, and supplied and implemented the overall system. The delivery also included the secunet biomiddle software platform, which ensures the flexibility of the EasyPASS system. secunet provided intensive support to the BSI and the Federal Police during the tests and development of this new and forward-looking border control technology, which was transferred to regular operation at Terminal 1 as early as 2010.

254 eGates
are currently installed at the airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin/Brandenburg, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Hanover.
BMI
"With EasyPASS, Germany has one of the most advanced automated border control systems. By using state-of-the-art sensor technology, the security level of the eGates and the process speed have been significantly increased."

Former Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior