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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 859 921
Administrative Contact
Krassimir Krastev (Mr.)

Participants (17)

SELEX GALILEO SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Albert Einstein 35
50013 Campi Bisenzio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Audenino (Mr.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 105 396,70
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Fedorczak (Mr.)
THALES ELECTRON DEVICES SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 102 454
Address
Rue Marcel Dassault 2
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kim Pham (Mrs.)
SELEX ES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 111 421
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Audenino (Mr.)
SELEX ELSAG SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Giacomo Puccini 2
16154 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Chechi (Mr.)
SMITHS HEIMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 800 729
Address
Im Herzen 4
65205 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Andress (Mr.)
SOCIEDAD EUROPEA DE ANALISIS DIFERENCIAL DE MOVILIDAD SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 845 628
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Boecillo Parcela 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Fernandez De La Mora (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 629 074
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tuuli Järvi (Ms.)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 334 751
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henric östmark (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 547 713
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Inwood (Dr.)
Ministry of Administration and Interior
Romania
EU contribution
€ 87 750
Address
Piata Revolutiei
010086 Bucharest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrei Voicu (Mr.)
MICROWAVE CHARACTERIZATION CENTER
France
EU contribution
€ 620 400
Address
10 Rue Hubble Batiment 7 Parc De La Haute Borne
59262 Sainghin En Melantois
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Vellas (Dr.)
ADMINISTRACAO DO PORTO DE LISBOA, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 80 440
Address
Rua Da Junqueira
1349026 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Santos (Mr.)
THALES PORTUGAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 130 318
Address
Rua Calvet Magalhaes, Oeiras 245
2770 153 Paco De Arcos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria De Fatima Cardoso (Dr.)
SECALLIANCE SECURITES INFORMATIQUES SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 328 251,30
Address
Rue Gustave Eiffel - Mdi 54
81000 Albi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raphael Rocher (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans-Guenther Schneider (Mr.)
MULTIX SA
France
EU contribution
€ 450 590
Address
Avenue Charles De Gaulle 171Bis
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Doremus (Mr.)