secunet is to install twelve eGates at Keflavik International Airport in summer 2017.
These are the first automatic border control system eGates in Iceland
Keflavik airport is seeing a steady growth in passenger numbers, and is frequently used as a hub for intercontinental flights between Europe and North America. Using secunet’s automated border control systems will make the control process quicker and more convenient for passengers. The eGates should be ready to use this summer, and will reduce transfer times as well as speeding up arrivals and departures.
The eGates are similar to the systems that are already used in Germany’s most heavily-frequented airports, as well as at Prague airport in the Czech Republic.
secunet easygates thoroughly check ID documents optically and electronically for authenticity, read the passenger’s facial image stored in the ID document, and compare it to a captured live image. The secunet easygate features a camera integrated into the exit door of the eGate. The camera is conveniently positioned facing the passenger, thus enabling an intuitive and hassle-free biometric verification.
Border police monitor the whole process and can concentrate on those passengers requiring more thorough checks.
The tender awarded covers a complete automated border control system. It initially consists of twelve eGates, the required background systems, and the monitoring workstations for border control staff. secunet will also undertake maintenance and further development of the system for the next three years.
About Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Keflavík International Airport, also known as Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport, is the largest airport in Iceland and the country’s main hub for international transportation.
Passenger numbers: Keflavik forecasts a great increase in passenger numbers in 2017, with 8.75 million passengers expected to travel through the airport. This includes arriving and departing passengers as well as transit passengers who stop over on their way across the Atlantic. This is an increase of 28.3% on the 6.8 million passengers in 2016.
The passenger forecast for 2017 assumes a 7.4% increase in Icelandic passengers from 2016. Icelanders will only be 20% of the passengers.
Airlines: The main carriers at Keflavík are Icelandair and WOW air.
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