Federal Office for Information Security

Automated border control with biometric control gates

secunet supports the German Federal Office for Information Security in a pilot-project for biometric-based border control processes. The passengers walk through automated biometric control gates which are supervised by border officials. The advantages are obvious: the waiting periods at the border control counters are shortened and more passengers can be processed.

Border officials can focus on checking suspicious persons. The German Federal Office for Information Security assigned secunet to take over the planning, implementation and evaluation of this pilot scheme; secunet provides the software platform secunet biomiddle. Part of the project is also the integration of the complete system, consisting of double door systems, checking devices for documents, biometric components and the control-application for border officials.