Many countries around the world are implementing biometric border security systems. Biometrics includes national database deployments in entrance and exit systems, immigration, and e-passports.
A recent study carried out by the United Nation World Tourism Organization reported that nearly 1 billion people are crossing international borders each year. In this regard, biometric authentication (fingerprints, finger veins, facial patterns, iris patterns, DNA, etc) provides accuracy and speed to border control security. In contrast, traditional identity checking is slower and can easily lead to misidentification.
Currently, Multimodal Biometric Authentication systems are now considered to be much more reliable. Several countries such as Japan, USA, Australia and Hong Kong are already deploying multimodal biometric border control systems that incorporate airline check-in with immigration check-out, preventing identity theft.
Multimodal Biometric Systems require two or up to three biometric credentials (fingerprint, finger vein, facial recognition, iris recognition, or palm vein recognition technologies) to compare the identity of a person, resulting in optimal accuracy and effectiveness. The use of multimodal biometrics systems in border control environments strengthens the ability of countries to safely and securely control their borders.