Across the UAE, airports will be launching biometric screening systems in a project to upgrade the physical security with multimodal measures including eGates.
The project has been prompted, according to ministry officials, by ‘numerous security challenges in the region’ and as Dubai International airport in particular expects more than 80 million passengers during the coming year, the requirements for improved security measures are clear.
In addition to airport security, the plans are expected to include all the country’s borders, with the implementation of fingerprint, eye and facial scanning technology. eGates will strengthen security immediately and help with screening and tracking of passengers leaving and entering the country.
Across the world we see international airports making improvements to physical and biometric security – a result of increased threats from terror organisations all over the globe.