Facial recognition systems gaining momentum in the air transport sector

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Facial recognition systems are becoming increasingly popular in the air transport sector, with new implementations being deployed at airports on three different continents, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

A new and improved entry and exit system based on facial biometrics has been implemented at the Crew Briefing Center (CBC) at Abu Dhabi Airport with the aim to reduce line-ups and speed up the check-in process for crew with a low-touch process powered by facial recognition technology to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread.

The second facial recognition implementation comes from Brazil, where electronic gates with face biometrics are being piloted for automated passenger boarding at Salvador Airport in Brazil’s Bahai State. If successful, this project will be further extended to other airports across Brazil.

Last, but certainly not least, it has been reported that Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is planning to install automated biometric gates at major airports across the country.

In the first phase, airports in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad are expected to reduce boarding queues by verifying passenger identity with facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics, and scans of their tickets and passports through a self-service process.

CCTV Surveillance – The experts in deploying Facial Recognition CCTV systems

The Facial Recognition CCTV solution supplied by CCTV Surveillance dynamically compares images of individuals from incoming video streams against those stored in a predefined access control list and immediately sends alerts when a positive match occurs.

The technology yields a very good level of performance despite partial occlusions of the face, the use of glasses, scarves or caps, changes of facial expression, and moderate rotations of the face. Moreover, it does not allow users to be impersonated using photographs.

This biometric technology is the perfect solution to control the access to restricted security areas, especially since we’re talking about a completely automated system that requires very little interaction with the operator.

Our Facial Recognition CCTV system can be easily integrated with existing ID management products and enables administrators to easily create Whitelists/Blacklists for specific areas, while subjects can be very easily enrolled from one or more photographs.

The system fully supports runtime alarm management, is highly tunable (control based on time-frames, sequentially, etc) and even allows alarms to be exported to common formats (PDF, Excel) and remote devices (mobile, PDA, tablet, security control centre).

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