Company Background

Border Control Innovations for Singapore

The new BioScreen system

DERMALOG, together with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), has launched the new BioScreen system, which captures the thumbprints of visitors arriving and departing at Singapore's checkpoints as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance security levels. As a result, foreign visitors must scan their thumbprints each time they arrive or depart Singapore.

The BioScreen system ensures safe and convenient cross-border traveling. It also provides greater transparency in implementing immigration regulations by the Singaporean authorities.

Important aspects

  1. The DERMALOG AFIS, the corresponding software solution for comparing fingerprints, ensures rapid processing.
  2. The user interface is very intuitive and guides each traveler through the entire process.
  3. The DERMALOG LF10, one of the world's fastest and most reliable fingerprint scanners has been implemented.

BioScreen Implementation

BioScreen Implementation

Between 20 April and 19 May 2016, more than half a million travelers were cleared through BioScreen. During this period, through BioScreen, ICA detected persons with adverse records, including some who attempted to enter Singapore using false identities.

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The fingerprint scanner LF10 S captures fingerprints and signatures. It is supplemented with a screen guiding the traveler giving instructions. Interaction with the officer is via communication displayed on the screen. Its compact design fits ergonomic requirements. The scanner’s angle is provided with a suitable inclination to fit different body heights.