Iris ID has received a contract to deliver its contactless IrisAccess biometric readers to Securiport, a provider of airport security and border management technology.

The automated kiosks and gates of Securiport authenticate the identities of passengers at airports, seaports, border crossings, and other major locations.

Securiport CEO and president Enrique Segura stated that the addition of the biometric technology to the stations will increase the convenience and safety of travellers.

This technology will also aid authorities to prevent criminals from crossing borders unnoticed and to uncover unlawful transnational activities.

Segura added: “Terrorists and other illegal travellers are increasingly using fraudulent travel documents at points of entry.

“The Iris ID technology, with its reputation for speed and accuracy in verifying a person’s identity, is a valuable addition to our proven, proprietary solutions that deliver a more secure travel environment.”

Iris ID global sales and business development vice-president Mohammed Murad added that the addition of the Iris ID technology to Securiport solutions will also aid efforts around the world to tackle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Murad said: “Securiport’s solutions also include proprietary Epidemic Control System software to identify and control possible carriers of viruses such as Covid-19 and Ebola.

“Our contactless technology can authenticate identities of people carrying digital health certificates without contributing to the spread of pathogens. Also, our readers are effective when used by people wearing personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and goggles.

“We are seeing a big increase in demand around the world for non-contact and frictionless biometric applications.”

Iris ID technology, such as the kiosk-mounted and hand-held readers, are deployed in six continents to safeguard the borders and correctional facilities.

The iris-based solution is used by organisations for access control and employee time and attendance while healthcare organisations use it to verify patient IDs.