Residents, visitors to have face scans on entry

UAE to install face recognition systems at all entry points to country to boost safety.

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By  Dylan Bowman Published  July 20, 2008

Residents and visitors to the UAE will have their faces scanned whenever they enter the country under new security measures being implemented to improve public safety.

In what authorities are describing as a world first, face recognition systems are to be installed at all entry points to the country, UAE daily Gulf News reported on Sunday, without saying exactly when the systems will come online.

A facial recognition system verifies a person from a digital image or a video frame by comparing selected facial features from the image with a facial database.

Authorities said the system is able to perform identification checks on from a distance and without a person’s active participation.

The system ensures a person who checks in at an airport is the rightful holder of the passport and a resident returning to the country is the same person who left it, authorities said.

3926 days ago

One more step to control us and take away our liberties and freedom, this is nothing to do with our security, it has every thing to do with controlling people. One more victory for the NWO.

3928 days ago
kris Z

What about the e-gate card holders, surely they won't have to have their faces/eyes etc scanned, since they are already in the system ???

3929 days ago

If this would go on for the whole emirates and not only Abu Dhabi it will reduce the traffic jam from the arrival passengers in Dubai to take their Eye scan then go to immigration. It will short the time for the passenger and they wont get pissed and angry lol

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