Thales, a benchmark for digital security, and Inetum for digital solutions and services, offer the airports of Valencia and Bilbao more than 45 intelligent access points for border control (ABC system) through facial recognition and automatic document verification. Thales is responsible for the provision of the biometric software and the intelligent doors, while the technology consultancy Inetum implements the manual verification system and the real-time monitoring system. Both companies are jointly responsible for the integration and installation at Spanish airports.
These new intelligent access points have been in operation at Valencia and Bilbao airports since last July, where travelers have already noticed greater agility. The system is key to the National Police’s Border Police as it facilitates their operation. Fuerteventura Airport is also currently in the deployment phase and will have 36 intelligent access points. Automated verifications improve performance by providing the flexibility, security, and convenience in performing biometric identity verification on police databases. Police officers retain full control of operations and can carry out additional security checks if necessary.
This technology makes travel management easier by processing the passenger’s travel documentation using biometric algorithms that accelerate the identification process, explains Juan Carlos Crespo, Inetum Deputy General Manager for Iberia and Latam. From Thales we pride ourselves on making the work of the National Police and AENA easier and creating a safe and agile airport environment for the traveler without compromising the travel experience, said Jess Snchez Bargos, President of Thales Spain.
Thales has extensive experience in smart access at airports. The references extend over 20 countries, including France and Switzerland. The company is also responsible for comprehensive border control systems including airports, ports and border crossings for different countries.
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