In the last few years, the steep growth in international travel has increased the need for border control processing. Additionally, upsurge in international crime has also posed new challenges to existing border control systems in terms of efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Legacy systems fail to meet the growth requirements of today’s travel industry. What is needed is high-capacity technology which can be easily configured with global systems, allowing for identification of flagged individuals across international platforms.
With the ability to authenticate with extreme accuracy, modern biometrics is emerging as the preferred core technology for border management solutions.
Consolidating multiple state, province, and municipality biometric platforms has become an easy task. The system works by reading data from a smart card. This information, especially the ID number and nationality, are compared to a stored database to verify the validity of the document. If the card is not valid, the control process is aborted. However, if the card is valid, multiple blacklist checks are carried out and the traveller’s biometric data is prepared for subsequent biometric comparisons. The traveller presents the required features, such as fingerprint or iris, and this captured data is compared to that stored in the travel document.
If the verification fails, an agent is notified and the conventional border control process is followed. The traveller may be asked to exit through the entrance door or through a third door leading to the manual processing area. Otherwise, the exit door is opened, and the traveller is advised to leave the screening area and proceed to the gate; the system verifies that he actually leaves within a predefined time.
In a separate area, border control agents can observe the automated control process and intervene if necessary - for instance, if a traveller matches a criminal watch-list they may lock all exits from the screening area and physically retrieve the person for further processing. The automatic control process can only begin again once the screening area is empty. Techno Brain’s Border Control solution is mainly deployed in Governments and security departments at airports, road borders, shipyards, and railways. Our solution comprises of three modules:
• Document module - Which triggers the start of the biometric control process
• Visa module - Which verifies whether a valid visa has been provided
• Biometric module – Which captures the person’s biometric data
The solution from Techno Brain automatically invokes country-specific, pre-defined policies and workflow procedures, to authenticate travellers at all border-crossing points. The system creates travel-event records for each transaction to help identify entry/exit mismatches and overstays. Furthermore, it generates travel history and statistics, as well as audit reports. Our scalable, web-based architecture helps to achieve operational consistency across inspection points, regardless of locations or the volume of travellers passing through.