Since the pandemic began, health security measures have increased exponentially. For that matter, governments are implementing mandatory security protocols at the airports to prevent further spread of the virus.
This requires the setting of obligatory requirements for the conformity assessment bodies wishing to be notified, in order to provide conformity assessment services.
In addition, technology is playing a leading role in making passenger transport and
Airports across the world share the same goal: to improve operations and provide a seamless experience for their passengers. Driven by the immediate need to respond to COVID-19 and the long term goal of increasing automation, many have begun to implement biometric solutions, while others are considering doing so.
It was only recently, tha facial recognition at airports checkpoints was manual. Applying this biometric technology improves the passeger experience, reduces human-to-human interactions and offers a greater efficiency through automation.
What kind of technology can be implemented for safe travel?
Implementation of magnetic tecnology and contact-free cards.
Implementation of biometrics in the airports.
What does biometrics?
Pre-flight screening. Biometric technologies make it possible to automate the passage of passengers into the “sterile” area of the airport and the process of landing on the aircraft. The identification of the person is responsible for the facial recognition function in e-gates.
This kind of technology applied to airport will allow passegens to hardly interact with the airport staff. It allows them to fully automate their trip and all the operational that involves, such us: check-in, security checks, billing processes, boarding, etc.
Convenience, security, simplicity: how biometric identification is changing the way airports operate
The endless queues, the multiple check-in stages, the need to arrive at the airport a few hours before departure – all of these annoy, even the most loyal travel fanatics. Nowadays, most airlines offer customers the option to check-in online for a flight. However, going through all the airport formalities is still a tedious and time-consuming process.
However, thanks to biometric identification does not require the repeated presentation of a passport and boarding pass. The path from the entrance to the
airport terminal to the aircraft seat becomes as fast and convenient as possible.
Biometrics also allows for a more comfortable stay of passengers in airport business lounges. With facial recognition technology, it is not only possible to control the access of customers to the business lounge, but also to individualise the approach to their service. Once the passenger is identified, the system will automatically notify the employee of his or her arrival and also issue the necessary information. For example, it will tell him which drinks and dishes he prefers. Or it will display his flight details to the nearest Monitor. In other words, here we can talk about biometrics as an effective tool to improve the airline’s corporative image and increase the level of customer loyalty.
At Airport Gurus we want to draw special attention to biometric control: Identification, measurement, calculation and automated verification of biological indicator (face, hand geometry, iris, retina patterns…), which provide unique person recognition. We help airports select a long-term strategy for biometrics that is right for their situation. It is generally accepted that the real gains will come from an end-to-end biometric passenger flow, from check-in to boarding. By automating document checks at each step, passengers can “walk through” the terminal making the entire airport experience more seamless and automated.
Nevertheless, this does not mean that it is always right to attempt a “big bang” deployment of biometrics. There are many participants involved, such as passengers using the airport, airlines that already have processes in place, and the airport itself. It usually makes sense to start with a single point of contact to test the benefits and educate stakeholders, but bearing in mind the potential for a full end-to-end deployment.
We help you choose a flexible solution to suit the requirements of each airline. As each airline has different processes for handling passengers at the airport, this means that customisation needs to be another key part of the process. A biometric solution needs to be flexible enough to cater for different airlines, rather than forcing companies to adapt their existing processes for a single airport.
We count with deep knowledge on safety and security from both technical and operational point of view. It is the base for an efficient risk management at the whole airport.
Why should you deploy our solutions?
It will improve the way to:
● Defining airport needs
● Coordinating procurement processes
● Managing design and deployment projects
● Coordinating the generation of operation procedures
We are capable of providing deep knowledge and expertise at all the airport value chain, specially at the business-operation-IT link, joining our customers to provide them what they miss.