facial recognition

Advances in Facial Scanning for Surveillance Purposes

The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical Surveillance System — or BOSS — last fall after two years of government-financed development. Although the system is not ready for use, researchers say they are making significant advances.
Report
Internal
Date of publication: 
Mon, 02/08/2010
This report describes two automated border crossing systems – RAPID in Portugal and SmartGate in Australia- based on the use of electronic passports and facial image. The two are pioneer systems operational in international airports in Portugal and Australia. In both cases electronic passports are used as the biometric data storage medium and facial recognition is the base for biometric matching.
Report
Internal
Date of publication: 
Wed, 26/04/2017
Contact: 
Rasa Karbauskaite (rasa.karbauskaite@frotex.europa.eu)/ Maria Duro Mansilla (maria.mansilla@frontex.europa.eu)

The present document constitutes a compendium of best practice guidelines on the design, deployment and operation of automated border control systems with a focus on their technical dimension.

Report
Internal
Date of publication: 
Wed, 26/04/2017
Contact: 
Rasa Karbauskaite (rasa.karbauskaite@frotex.europa.eu)/ Maria Duro Mansilla (maria.mansilla@frontex.europa.eu)

The present document constitutes a compendium of best practice guidelines on the design, deployment and operation of automated border control systems with a focus on their operational dimension.

Research
Status: 
started

This project aims at developing knowledge and tools that Member States can use when making decisions and implementing the ABC systems at the border crossing points. Key objectives are to further identify and develop best practice guidelines and capability tools with regard to ABC solutions for border checks and to support the European Commission in the development of theSmart Borders concept.