How Patel’s new “contactless corridor” technology will work at the airport

home secretary Priti Patel said “no-contact corridors” at UK airports would allow British citizens to bypass passport lines and easily pass through border controls in just two years.

Hidden cameras are supposed to be used in the hallways to scan the faces of people passing by and compare them to a digital database that all visitors will be required to provide before they travel – possibly via an app.

If a match is found, they will be allowed to enter the UK without having to stop or have their passport scanned, and those who do not match will be diverted back to customs.

UK government will test corridors at airports in 2024 before full rollout scheduled for 2025.

The new automated border screening system will replace the need to go through eGate or talk to a border officer.

The UK government has not said which companies it is working with on new contactless corridors, but San Francisco-based Paravision outlined a plan for such a system in a recent video.

Once passengers disembark, they will be able to walk through the corridors and be cleared to enter the UK without having to stop or scan their passport.

HOW DO CONTACTLESS CORRIDORS WORK?

The UK government will test airport corridors in 2024, before a full rollout scheduled for 2025 that will scan people’s biometrics.

Once passengers disembark, they will be able to walk through the corridors and be cleared to enter the UK without having to stop or scan their passport.

Cameras inside the no-contact corridors will constantly scan the face of every arriving passenger after they have left the aircraft.

The faces will then be matched against a digital database that all visitors will be required to provide prior to travel, possibly via an app.

The new automated border screening system will replace the need to go through eGate or talk to a border officer.

Jake Moore, security advisor at ESET, told MailOnline that the experience could be similar to Amazon Fresh, which uses cameras and depth sensors to determine which products shoppers choose.

At an airport, cameras can be hidden in the walls or even on the ceiling, and passengers walking to the exit will be barely visible.

“It must be like contactless shopping, perhaps with additional facial recognition combined with a passport photo,” Moore told MailOnline.

“But I’m not happy with that – these databases with our most private information pose an increased risk the more they are used.”

James Bore, a technical expert and security consultant at the Bores Group, said such a system could misidentify people by their appearance.

“If you grew a beard while on vacation, or if you went through some kind of visual change, it could mean that the technology doesn’t recognize you where a human might,” Bore told MailOnline.

“This can cause more hassle at border control, just like an unexpected item in the screening area causes problems if there is no one nearby who can manually verify that you are you.”

Claire Fox, a member of the House of Lords, also told GM in Britain: “It’s great to have a technology solution here and people are fed up with it.” [of airport queues]but as a result, there will be job losses.

“Technology is replacing people – it’s not always a good thing.”

The UK government wants to speed up the process of getting passengers through its airports and

The UK government wants to speed up the process of getting passengers through its airports and “deliver the most efficient border in the world”.

The UK government wants to speed up the process of getting passengers through its airports and “deliver the most efficient border in the world”.

WHAT IS BIOMETRIC?

Biometrics are any indicators related to the characteristics of a person.

The most common examples of a biometric recognition system are fingerprint and face recognition technologies.

Every time you unlock your smartphone screen with face recognition, ask Siri for a weather update, or log into your online bank account with your fingerprint, you’re using biometrics.

Forms of non-contact biometric identification include face shape, voice recognition, and iris recognition.

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As part of the “contactless corridor” system in Paravision video, passengers must upload their details and verify their identity on the accompanying app before traveling.

This data includes name, address, travel information and a photo taken by a smartphone.

Before traveling, the app also sends Covid test results, vaccine status, a picture of a passport or driver’s license, and even a scan of the chip embedded in the passport to authenticate the person.

After uploading their data to the app, Paravision video shows the airline’s passengers heading straight into the “wide and welcoming” no-contact corridor.

Those who fail “biometric authentication” are escorted out of hallway doorways by staff and asked to use the standard passport system instead.

Citizens of any country can potentially walk through the corridors to enter the UK.

But non-UK or Irish passengers will need to complete and pay for an in-app Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to arrival, part of Patel’s plans.

This is similar to America’s Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA) system introduced after the 9/11 attacks to determine visitor eligibility.

The ETA will be checked against various security databases such as watchlists and police records to ensure visitors do not pose a threat to the UK.

The Home Office will also be able to refuse applicants if they are sentenced to more than a year in prison, are persistent offenders, pose a risk of serious harm, or if doing so would not contribute to the public good.

Home Secretary Priti Patel (pictured) says

Home Secretary Priti Patel (pictured) says “no-contact corridors” at UK airports will allow Britons to bypass passport lines and easily clear border controls as early as next year.

ETA would mean “it will be easier for our friends to come and contribute to the UK, but harder for those we don’t want to come”, according to a government statement.

“As home secretary, I have been focused on taking back control of our immigration system with my New Immigration Plan,” Patel said.

This includes ensuring that we have a border fit for the 21st century that allows travelers to obtain a visa and cross the border easily while maintaining national security.

“I am also keen to ensure that our fantastic frontier force has access to the very latest in automation technology so they can use their specialized skills to defend our frontier from those who seek to harm the UK.”

Travelers arriving without British or Irish passports will be asked to apply for an ETA or e-Visa from next year. Time reports.

HOW DOES FACE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY WORK?

Facial recognition software works by matching images in real time with a previous photo of a person.

Each face has approximately 80 unique hotspots on the eyes, nose, cheeks, and mouth that distinguish one person from another.

A digital video camera measures the distance between various points on a person’s face, such as the width of the nose, the depth of the eye sockets, the distance between the eyes, and the shape of the jawline.

Another intelligent surveillance system (pictured) has been discovered in China that can scan 2 billion faces in seconds.  The system connects to millions of security cameras and uses artificial intelligence to select targets.  The military is working on using a similar AI version to track people across the country.

Another intelligent surveillance system (pictured) has been discovered in China that can scan 2 billion faces in seconds. The system connects to millions of security cameras and uses artificial intelligence to select targets. The military is working on using a similar AI version to track people across the country.

This creates a unique numeric code that can then be linked to the corresponding code obtained from the previous photo.

The facial recognition system used by officials in China connects to millions of CCTV cameras and uses artificial intelligence to select targets.

Experts believe that facial recognition technology will soon replace fingerprint technology as the most effective way to identify people.