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Best Practices for Implementing Effective Airport Biometrics - A Primer

Air traveler volume is rising year over year, placing strain on airport facilities' ability to process passengers efficiently and effectively in an operational footprint constrained by long-term capital investments. Additionally, airports must continuously mitigate against the risk posed by the "insider threat." Biometrics (e.g. fingerprint, facial, iris recognition) have the potential to mitigate these risks, capture value, and enhance the air travel experience for passengers and aviation workers alike. Airport authorities require additional guidance and technical vision to successfully assess and implement these capabilities on their own and/or in concert with aviation security and border control regulators. Airport leaders will significantly benefit from a comprehensive, repeatable methodology to assess the business case for and establish an approach to implementing biometric capabilities in their facilities.

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