Keesing’s Role in Aviation Security: Reliably Verifying Passports and Travel Documents

The importance of identity in aviation

Every day, millions of passengers and countless tons of cargo take to the skies, connecting distant cities and cultures. There is, however, a complex web of security measures under the spectacle of air travel. These measures are designed to ensure the safety of passengers, crew, and aircraft. At the heart of aviation security lies a fundamental concept that transcends the boundaries of airports and cockpits: identity. In an age where the boundaries of technology and security are expanding, understanding the importance of identity in aviation is not just a matter of compliance; it’s the key to maintaining the trust and confidence of both passengers and stakeholders.

How Keesing plays a role

In the aviation industry, the verification of travel documents, such as passports, visas, and driver’s licenses, is of utmost importance. Keesing Technologies plays a crucial role in aviation security by providing innovative document authentication, biometric verification, and identity verification solutions. By enhancing the accuracy of identity checks, reducing the risk of fraud, and improving overall security processes, Keesing contributes significantly to the safety and efficiency of air travel. Additionally, Keesing provides comprehensive training for Immigration Experts, empowering them with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance border security through Keesing ID Academy.

Keesing Technologies’ role in aviation security does not end there. Their commitment to enhancing aviation safety extends to active participation in industry events. At the bustling city of Montreal, from 12-14 September 2023, aviation experts gathered for ICAO’s 18th TRIP Symposium. In collaboration with IN Groupe, they played an integral part by participating with a booth and sharing valuable insights during Vincent ROUX’s talk show titled ‘How Innovation & Technology Enhance Traveler Experience.’ Let’s delve into some key takeaways from this event:

  1. The Expectation for Convenience and Security

63% of people think that the pandemic has accelerated biometrics solutions adoption. Furthermore, 75% of respondents echoed their sentiment that new technology is critical to manage biometrics. Digital travel credentials (DTC) are present within travelers’ digital wallets, promising a streamlined experience. Yet, they bring forth the expectations of safeguarding personal data privacy.

  1. The Synergy of Expertise

Vincent further elaborates on the four pillars of competence. First, is offering an end-to-end solution in comprehensive security. The second, is precise biometric security; artificial intelligence could be utilized to improve facial recognition, anti-spoofing, and new fingerprint acquisition methods. The third point is how people are relying on secure hardware and software components. Lastly, is offering a trusted identity verification tool, ensuring only rightful travelers embark.

However, innovation is not complete without adoption. Rigorous testing with customers and continuous improvements are needed to increase the adoption level.

Introducing Keesing DaaS (Data as a Service)

During the talkshow, Vincent invites the participants to visit our booth to see our solutions in action. Among these innovations, Keesing introduced its latest offering: Keesing DaaS (Data as a Service). This service seamlessly connects ID document reference data into the customer’s system. When a document is scanned, it instantly presents the relevant data references which can optimize and speed up the border verification process. Other than being used as a reference, Keesing DaaS serves as a tool for AI training by integrating reference control points into the verification process.

As the symposium’s curtain fell, we couldn’t help but envision a future where convenience and security harmoniously coexist, driven by innovation and embraced by all who traverse the skies. If you’re interested in Keesing DaaS, please contact us here.

Find below the link to the TRIP Program and presentations, including Vincent’s skytalk.