Cognitec has served airports from the onset of the company in 2002, providing the face recognition technology to the very first eGate project in the world, the SmartGate in Australia.
Since then, face recognition has proven essential to automating border control processes, and eGates will play an increasingly important role in creating airports with fewer touchpoints and faster processing times. Cognitec delivers the biometric unit for the EasyPASS project at all major German airports. The number of passengers using the self-service gates has increased with each year—an attest to the speed, ease and reliability of the system.
Governments worldwide use Cognitec’s technology to capture standard-conform biometric photos.The new EU Entry/Exit system requires biometric photos to be taken from all non-EU visitors. Large-scale schemes that connect international ID systems will require special synergy of trustworthy systems and expertise.
Airports are looking into supplementing traditional security measures with watch list alerts and people flow optimization based on face recognition. Cognitec constantly optimizes its unique tool for real-time matches and analyses of faces seen in live video material. Airports are using this capability to measure crowds in lines and certain spaces, either to optimize people flow or to set off crowd alerts.
In recent years, airports have explored the use of face recognition for seamless travel concepts. Just a year ago, airports needed a solution to deal with growing passenger numbers and speed up processing times. But the challenges changed overnight.
Using face recognition technology now supports many of the necessary hygiene and tracking measures at airports, with the possibility to trigger alarms in real time when, for example, masks are missing or crowds are forming. Airport and airline staff are also benefitting from faster processing times with less physical contact.
Explore the possibilities face recognition can bring to your airport—with Cognitec!