Face recognition e-system launched

ABU DHABI — General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday launched the face recognition electronic system — a highly advanced biometric technology that will be used for the first time in the world by Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Published: Tue 15 Jul 2008, 2:26 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:13 PM

Shaikh Mohammed unveiled the plaque of the face recognition system, which will be implemented initially at the Abu Dhabi Airport, then at all ports of entry in the UAE. Shaikh Mohammed affirmed that the UAE, under the leadership of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will spare no effort to enable the authorities play an active role in maintaining the country’s security.

He praised the efforts being made by the law and order authorities in the UAE, led by Lt-Gen. Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Interior Minister, to prevent crime and to employ the latest technology and best capabilities.

The launching ceremony was attended by Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair, Speaker of the Federal National Council, Lt-Gen. Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Interior Minister, Shaikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works, Shaikh Mohammed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Shaikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Maj-Gen. Nasser Salem Al Khuraibani, director of the interior minister’s office and senior officials.

Shaikh Mohammed was briefed on the system which complements the iris recognition technology, in use at all land, sea and airports. He also toured the e-gates at the airport, used to ease passengers entry procedures.

Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan hailed the move to introduce face recognition technology, saying that it came as part of Shaikh Mohammed’s vision for modernisation. —

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