Vienna International Airport has installed 25 automated border control (ABC) eGates from secunet.
Austria’s busiest airport introduced the ABC eGates. earlier this month. The biometric eGates use facial recognition and there are 16 in departures and 9 in arrivals.
The airport is one of the key hubs to Eastern Europe and the eGates have been put into operation to ensure convenient and efficient border control.
Passengers can expect faster arrivals and departures and shorter transfer times. This is because passengers pass through the control gates autonomously, so checks can be performed in parallel. The entire process takes just a few seconds – from placing the electronic passport on the ID reader for an optical and electronic check of security features, to exiting the gate.
While crossing the border is more pleasant and quicker for passengers, border control officers are supported by means of intuitive monitoring. Integrated document verification, high-performance biometric procedures, and smart sensors ensure the same high level of security which is achieved with stationary border control. The secunet easygate is based on open standards, meaning that it can be flexibly adapted to future changes and expansions.
In addition to training, support, and maintenance, secunet is also delivering software for monitoring, evaluation and administration workstations, and a centralised server system for connecting peripheral systems and controlling the eGates.
secunet has a long-established relationship with. The company supplies the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BM.I) with systems for stationary border control as well as for capturing biometric data for electronic residence permits. In addition, secunet is a partner to the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA) with respect to biometric data capture for visas in Austrian agencies abroad.
Earlier in 2017, secunet installed ABC eGates at Keflavik airport in Iceland.
N.B. Image credit: Flughafen Wien AG