Mobile identification is the latest and biggest buzzword in the identification industry. Far from being a clearly defined term, though, ‘mobile ID’ describes many different technologies with different purposes. Mobile ID scenarios describe so many stakeholders, use cases and environments that it would be difficult if not impossible for one technology to address them all. This is a good time to discuss the conflicting requirements and use cases for mobile ID.
Centralisation of passport issuance has a lot of advantages: security, skilled operators, dedicated organization and consistent daily production.
Nowadays, trend is the use of “all in one equipment’s” with an average throughput from 250 up to 1000 passports per hour! Large majority is equipped with industrial inkjet heads and UV curable inks, to cope with high productivity requirements.
While all types of document fraud are on the rise, ID document forgery is booming - in particular that of passports - the document that attests of the identity and nationality of the bearer whilst enabling cross-border circulation.
Fake passports represent roughly 54% of document fraud in France, followed by National ID cards, which are around 18.5%.
Why are there so many different words to describe a "fake"? What are their differences?
The checking of ID documents often requires more than a simple visual control.
Let’s take advantage of back-to-school season to review our verification and inspections skills. According to Keesing’s Document experts there are levels of control when checking ID documents.
Here is what you need to know about each of the 3 levels of control:
Did you ever imagine how many people travel each year through big European Capitals? In 2014 only for Paris Airports, the traffic represents 92 million passengers and 40% of them are flying to or coming from outside Europe. It means that almost 100 000 passports need to be checked every day. Among these passengers probably hundreds or even thousands do not want to be traced or identified. In fact, Criminals and terrorists are travelling using forge or counterfeited documents in order to cheat on their real identity and become untraceable...
In everyday life we’re confronted to technology which is based on complicated theory and principle, but this complicated science is transformed into a simple concept for everybody. As an example, the smartphone is in every hand, but how many people know the concentrated science inside a smartphone? The answer is few people, and that’s normal. We don’t want complicated object, we just want a powerful and efficient object, whatever is based on complex science...