COVID-19 Tech: How will AI Change Current Border Security Model

COVID-19 Tech: How will AI Change Current Border Security Model

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Border security in 2020 has become a complex challenge. Globalization created a borderless world from the point of view of technology, commerce, etc. However, several factors have contributed to the reintroduction of borders, mainly the desire to control immigration, terrorism and cross-border crime. 

This was only emphasized with COVID-19. The pandemic has reintroduced the importance of physical borders as each country has to control the spread of the pandemic within its territory, opening and closing borders and airspaces accordingly.

The global border security market is projected to reach USD 65,150.01 million by 2025, growing at 7.16% CAGR during the 2018-2025 period, according to a global border security market report by

Border security systems such as radar, camera, and lasers offer capabilities such as enhanced surveillance, precise target location, and real-time images of the targets. 

Due to changes introduced by the COVID-19 challenges, new technologies will check our health at airports, ports and border crossings. Biometric scanners on eGates, and Advanced Passenger Information (API), will be expanded to include more information about our movements when travelling abroad. Smart Borders will play an increasingly important role in this, to mitigate risks for safety and health, according to

Real-time data aggregation and AI-supported risk assessment will play a larger role in border security. More advanced integrated border management will increasingly leverage mobile technologies.

You will be able to learn more about these trends and a wide variety of themes at the forthcoming innovation, HLS, and cyber international broadcast edition – INNOTECH.

Are you an expert on security and HLS? You are invited to offer a presentation about border security.


For details on INNOTECH