Providing smart analytics for efficient risk assessment at borders
Border security agencies intensify their efforts to enable smooth, legitimate border crossing, while efficiently identifying and acting upon possible threats. Interoperable systems and a person-centric approach are key to mitigate risks and enable convenience.
Today, border security procedures are performed on all travelers, at departure or upon arrival. This means unnecessary time spent on lawful travelers and more bottlenecks at borders. Border guards need to be able to assess the threat of an individual prior to arrival, allowing them to spend time on those who present a risk, and streamlining border-cross checks for nationals and bona fide travelers.
An additional level of complexity is added by the fact that the usable infrastructure can vary greatly between two border crossing points. From the big international airport in a country’s capital to the small land border crossing point, all layouts must be taken into account.
In light of these challenges, governments and agencies in charge of immigration should rethink the border control process entirely. Various key questions arise and shape the evolution of new border control processes:
The latest technological improvements allow governments to answer these questions by designing their border control systems in line with the following objectives: