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Biometrics system to be used to scan travellers

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PHUKET, 10 May 2019 (NNT) - The biometrics system, a machine for facial and fingerprint identification, is being introduced to enhance immigration checkpoints nationwide.

 

Biometrics is a device used worldwide to scan persons coming into or going out of the country on land, sea and air, esepcially regarding suspected facelifted transnational criminals and passport forgery.

 

Pol. Lt. Gen. Tinaphat Phumarin, the commander of the National Police’s Quartermaster Division in capacity as head of the Biometrics Project led a delegation of relevant agencies to Phuket airport’s immigration unit to see the biometrics device which is replacing an old individual scanning system.

 

The biometrics device can scan any facelifted suspects and fingerprints which cannot be changed, thus raising the confidence of travelers in the airport’s safety measures. The installation of the biometrics device has been 70% completed and the device which was earlier scheduled to be operable on May 2 and extended for a month, is to be 100% operable on July 1. Failing to meet such schedule, the firm which is installing the device will be liable to more than four million baht in fine daily.

 

With a 2.1 billion baht budget, the project is designed to install 2,000 biometrics devices at 170 spots on land, sea and air throughout the country. In Phuket, the biometric devices will be installed at the airport, piers, immigration units and provincial police investigating office. A total of 76 biometric devices will be installed at Phuket airport’s arrival terminal and international departure terminal. Thailand is the fifth ASEAN state which has applied the biometric system.

 

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1 minute ago, mok199 said:

What could possibly go wrong !!

 

Well, when they start using iris scanners, anything.

 

Might let others beta test that system first.

 

 

On the plus side, planting Burmese fingerprints will be a whole lot easier.

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, mok199 said:

What could possibly go wrong !!

It could go wrong that after installing the machines, the actual officers at the gates will be cut to minimum and than,as in Thailand, the power cuts and other machine gremlins malfunctions will kick in as thousands of passengers will be stranded in the heat while they try to fix the problems...

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

 

With a 2.1 billion baht budget, the project is designed to install 2,000 biometrics devices at 170 spots on land, sea and air throughout the country

2000 units? Looks as if they will be putting the little machines in public to monitor people like China does. I see this as a sad time of Thailand truly turning to having no freedom from an iron fisted military only loving the elite all under the BS thing of National Security. Communism practices are not a way for free and democratic freedoms. It is strangulation.

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

With a 2.1 billion baht budget, the project is designed to install 2,000 biometrics devices

 

This is 'bomb detector' or 'blimp' like budgeting.

 

Wonder who got the contract?

 

That said, pretty sure this type (fingerprint) is used pretty much everywhere now. Think I've used it in HKG, SIN recently, and of course, at a Global Entry kiosk in the U.S.

 

 

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 Esepcially regarding suspected facelifted transnational criminals....

 

There must be 1,000s I mean 100s I mean dozens I mean at least a few every year.....

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 

The biometrics device can scan any facelifted suspects and fingerprints which cannot be changed, thus raising the confidence of travelers in the airport’s safety measures.

This will not raise the confidence in many people if they look around at the infrastructure it is housed in.

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1 hour ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Fingers crossed, but there's a serious risk of loosing face...

HAHA....Hard to recognize a lost face

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2 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

2000 units? Looks as if they will be putting the little machines in public to monitor people like China does.

What?

 

There's no biometric machines on the streets of China. Airports and seaports yes. Same as every other country. CCTV, yes, same as every other country.

 

Dont believe the hype.

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Correct only at the airport someone entering first time in China needs to place passport in the machine takesphoto and you add your prints this thn recorded and next time enter China just go passport control and enter prints

 

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