Recommendations for future ABC installations: Best practices

Sirra Toivonen (Editor), Heta Kojo (Editor)

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    This best practice report summarises the practical findings and results of the FastPass-project in the form of best practices and recommendations. It provides recommendations to design, deliver and implement automated border control systems based on the research and practical demonstrations at air, land and sea border checkpoints. It aims at providing the productive information for the different stakeholder groups targeting to develop or implement automated solutions in the future. Putting the user in the centre of the developments, considering versatilely the aspects of social and legal implications and integrating the views of all involved stakeholders, FastPass settled the requirements of a harmonised next generation ABC system. It bases its results on a profound analysis of policy development, legal requirements and data protection analysis. The report also gives recommendations on the technology areas of passport scanning, biometrics, video surveillance, sensors and ABC hardware that can be implemented in current and novel processes. This document will look at the automated border control development and implementation with an interdisciplinary approach, taking into account the underlying factors as well as operational, technical, conceptual and organisational aspects to be addressed when developing automated systems for different borders. Harmonisation of the ABC designs between various border type implementations is one of the key answers to conquer the efficiency, security and financial conditions of ABC implementation. The report hopes to show the way forward towards designing highly acceptable and effective ABC systems for various needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages119
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8559-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology


    • automated border control
    • harmonised reference system
    • best practices
    • recommendations
    • FastPass


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