Security Research Event 2018: Visage Technologies and Project PROTECT

The EU-funded project PROTECT (Pervasive and UseR Focused BiomeTrics BordEr ProjeCT) held a demonstration at the yearly Security Research Event (SRE 2018).

PROTECT is 3-year EC H2020 project funded under the Secure Societies work programme (BES-6-2015: Border crossing pointstopic 2: Exploring new modalities in biometric-based border checks) and which commenced on September 1st 2016.

About the project

The EU-funded PROTECT project is researching and developing new biometric methods for the benefit of European border control and travelers. The researchers are addressing the problem of queuing at ABC (Automated border control) gates as well as looking at ways to detect spoofing attempts through the use of multiple biometric measures and other counter-spoofing tactics. The project is investigating and proposing less obtrusive approaches to biometric data capture and verification, particularly the use of emerging and contactless biometrics.

An extension to existing ABC gates is also being prototyped, with the identification process taking place in a ‘biometric corridor’ which a traveller can traverse without stopping.

We’re happy to participate as one of the contributors to the project and share that visage|SDK is used for face detection, tracking, and face recognition. Two PROTECT partners are University of Reading and Veridos, and they each integrated our face recognition technology in the demo.

For more information about the PROTECT project, please see here.