World Security Report News2016-01-14 09:12:47

Viracopos International Airport begins 2016 with advanced Automated Border Control technology

Aiming for a faster and enhanced secure passenger control process, Viracopos International Airport implemented the latest Automated Border Control technology by installing Vision-BoxTM's ABC eGates at the end of 2015, already
processing thousands of passengers during its first month in operation.

One of the largest centers of air traffic in Brazil, Viracopos International Airport reached a record level of passenger volume in 2015, with an annual 10.3 million passenger movements. To meet this record increase, an innovative Automated Border Control solution was implemented in December 2015, just in time to meet the special seasonal demand of the higher passenger flow traveling in both domestic and international flights.

The Automated Border Control solution implemented by multinational Vision-BoxTM allows for a faster passenger identification process, through eGates that ensure both passport authenticity and biometric passenger verification
through an automated and self-service process.

The system compares the facial image stored in the chip of the passengers' passport against the live captured image, all according to the highest quality and security international standards, making sure that they are the genuine owner of the document.

Since they have been deployed, the eGates installed at the Arrivals and Departures areas of the airport have processed more than 9000 passengers, each process taking only 15 seconds on average! This represents a considerable reduction from usual time needed in traditional control - around 3 minutes.

In terms of security, the new platform guarantees an enhanced level of trust in passenger identification and represents significant improvements in the efficiency of the airport's border control processes. The Federal Police remotely monitors every passage at the eGates in real time.

In case of an exceptional situation during the process, the Police immediately receives an alert in order to evaluate the situation and take immediate action, while the passenger remains inside the eGate. For example, if two people simultaneously enter the eGate or if the passport is part of a database of stolen documents, the Police can take instantaneous action. This exception risk-based automated process offers the Federal Police with the capability to better focus on persons of interest through smart case management.

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