Biometrics at land border between Hungary and Serbia

Four automated border control kiosks to capture biometrics from bus passengers at the Hungary/Serbia border crossing in Röszke are now in use.

The biometric kiosks are the first automated border control (ABC) kiosks at a bus terminal throughout the Schengen area.

The installation of the ABC kiosks is by German company secunet and its partner Adaptive Recognition Hungary (ARH).

The Röszke border crossing is part of the external Schengen border. Passengers entitled to freedom of movement use eGates while officials monitor the process and can concentrate on passengers requiring further checks.

How it works

The secunet easygate optically and electronically checks the authenticity of the passenger electronic document. The system reads the biometric image from the chip in the document. It then compares that biometric data with the passenger’s live appearance captured by the camera in the kiosk.

secunet easygates at airports

secunet already has 14 easygates in operation at the international airports in Budapest and Debrecen since 2019.

In total, more than 350 secunet easygates are now used at international airports, such as in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and Iceland.

European Entry/Exit System (EES)

secunet easygates are also part of preparations by border control authorities in Europe for the introduction of the European Entry/Exit System (EES), which will change the border control process from 2022 at the external boundaries of the Schengen area.

Biometric data will be collected directly at the border from passengers from third party states who wish to travel into the Schengen area.

N.B. Image credit: secunet

Internet links

secunet

Adaptive Recognition Hungary

European Entry/Exit System (EES)