Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) says that 90 per cent of air passengers will be screened using facial biometrics by 2020.
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The rollout of automated border processing technology, or SmartGates, to all of Australia’s international airports has been completed following the deployment of the technology at Darwin International Airport.
Sydney Airport has expanded its use of facial recognition technology, launching new kiosks and a ‘SmartGate’ to allow international travellers to more quickly establish their identities and pass through security.
The number of travellers using the ePassport SmartGate technology to pass through immigration upon arrival at airports across Australia passed the one million mark earlier this month.