Officials have confirmed that Bahrain International Airport will install biometric security gates, according to a Gulf Daily News article. The new systems, called ImmSec, were developed by Swedish security technology developer Gunnebo Security Group and include five years of maintenance by Gunnebo’s business partner the Securicore Group. The ImmSec systems will use a smart card and fingerprint scanner as well as contain LCD monitors to scan travelers and luggage that will be installed at four locations in the airport.
The gates work by stopping each individual via swinging door panels and requiring a matching smart card and fingerprint to gain access. The system is connected to the Central Informatics Organization’s server to access identities.
Additionally, the gate is equipped with overhead sensors designed to catch any other breaches of immigration such as sneaking children or objects through the gate. Bahrain will be the third country to implement such technology in their international airport after the UK and Japan.
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