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Efficient Integrated Security Checkpoints

Efficient Integrated Security Checkpoints

Objective

Illegal immigration and illicit material detection is a growing concern at the European borders; in that respect border security checkpoints must be particularly efficient against any kind of threat. If airport checkpoints controls are today technically improving, land and seaport checkpoints differ strongly from airports ones and are more complex to process. During the last years, most of the efforts were devoted to develop new solutions addressing new security challenges in airports. We can expect that very shortly authorities will have to guarantee the same level of security controls for all types of borders. The global objective of EFFISEC, a mission oriented project, is to deliver to border authorities more efficient technological equipment: • providing higher security level of identity and luggage control of pedestrians and passengers inside vehicles, at land and maritime checkpoints, • while maintaining or improving the flow of people crossing borders, • and improving work conditions of border inspectors, with more powerful capabilities, less repetitive tasks, and more ergonomic equipment. EFFISEC will provide border officers with up-to-dated technologies: • allowing systematic in depth controls of travellers, luggage and vehicles, for pedestrians and people inside vehicles, through the use of automatic gates and portable identity check and scanning equipment, • providing objective criteria for submitting some travellers/vehicles/luggage to an extensive check in specific lanes. Based on a detailed analysis of the operational requirements (including ergonomics, security and legal issues) for all types of borders, EFFISEC will focus on four technical key issues: documents and identity check, detection of illicit substances, video surveillance and secured communications. The technology proposed will be demonstrated for pedestrians, and travellers using cars and buses; standardisation aspects will be considered and results disseminated.
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Coordinator

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

Address

2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 859 921

Administrative Contact

Krassimir Krastev (Mr.)

Participants (17)

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SELEX GALILEO SPA

Italy

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 105 396,70

THALES ELECTRON DEVICES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 102 454

SELEX ES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 111 421

SELEX ELSAG SPA

Italy

SMITHS HEIMANN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 800 729

SOCIEDAD EUROPEA DE ANALISIS DIFERENCIAL DE MOVILIDAD SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 845 628

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 629 074

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 334 751

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 547 713

Ministry of Administration and Interior

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 87 750

MICROWAVE CHARACTERIZATION CENTER

France

EU Contribution

€ 620 400

ADMINISTRACAO DO PORTO DE LISBOA, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 80 440

THALES PORTUGAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 130 318

SECALLIANCE SECURITES INFORMATIQUES SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 328 251,30

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

MULTIX SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 450 590

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 217991

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2009

  • End date

    31 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 095 197,81

  • EU contribution

    € 10 034 837

Coordinated by:

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

France