Thailand fortifies border control with biometric system

Thailand fortifies border control with biometric system

Thailand Immigration Bureau has deployed a new biometric control system at 65 border crossings across the country, which include 16 international airports and 49 land borders and seaports.

The Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), provided by DERMALOG, has been in operation since May 2019.

“Our new system has increased the rate of catching criminals at our borders tremendously," says Immigration Bureau chief Sompong Chingduang.

The core of the ABIS solution for the Thailand Immigration Bureau is composed of fingerprint and facial recognition scanners that validates a traveller’s identification by their biometric data. The new system in Thailand takes only 0.1 seconds to identify a person through the entire database by fingerprint and face. It claims to be the world's fastest multi-biometric systems for so-called one-to-many matching.

To date, the ABIS has already checked about 49 million travellers, and the Thai Immigration Bureau identified more than 4,300 blacklisted persons and about 127,000 people who had violated visa regulations. In addition, 3,166 persons had been arrested for fraud attempts, detected by the biometric system.

According to DERMALOG, its innovative biometric systems have improved border security in 16 countries globally. In total, more than 240 government agencies in 90 countries are using this latest biometric technology from Germany.

Credits: Gigi Onag -