Due to rising geopolitical tensions, technological advancements are introducing new surveillance platforms to improve border security
FREMONT, CA: With the increase in geopolitical tensions and competition among countries, border security has become a critical issue for all nations. The COVID-19 pandemic has set new challenges in border security, thereby demanding new procedures for protection. Countries are deriving potential developments from technological advancements to address a wide range of evolving threats.
Biometric facial recognition technology using artificial intelligence to automate and streamline document checking processes required for admission to different countries is being used in international ports. The procedure is a step toward carrying out a long-standing legislative directive that requires biometric recording of every citizen's admission and departure. Biometric access control systems used at airports, national or regional borders, and for managing the movement of people include national and immigration registers, e-passport and smart card systems, automated border control (ABC) kiosks, and applications for data exchange, among other goods and services.
The Simplified Arrival capability is another platform helping biometric facial recognition. Airports are using this platform for international departures. Along a country's land borders, Simplified Arrival can also be used at processing facilities for pedestrians and buses. Many individuals have already been screened using the Simplified Arrival procedure at air, land, and seaports of entrance into a nation. This technology has prevented many travellers from entering a country illegally through identity theft or wrongful entry using misappropriated travel documents.