Smart Airport Security System Helped Detect ISIS Suspects

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The Senegalese authorities that apprehend two high-ranking ISIS jihadists in the Senegal Airport were assisted by a security system developed by Securiport, a company specializing in intelligent immigration controls and civil aviation security solutions.

The suspects—of Moroccan descent—were traveling from Istanbul when they were flagged by Securiport’s global security system and arrested immediately. The suspects are the 36th terrorists to be captured by Senegalese authorities this year.

According to, ensuring strategic border security has become a high priority for European, Middle Eastern and African nations alike. Terrorists don’t respect international borders, so the need for implementing strong immigration control measures is imperative. As criminals and terrorists move across borders undetected, utilizing intelligent immigration control is a critical weapon in the fight against these new threats.

And nowhere is there a greater need for border security than at airports. In 2016, Interpol flagged 115,000 people attempting to use fraudulent passports and travel documents. That’s why countries typically ravaged by terrorists and criminals illegally crossing their borders are now relying on sophisticated airport security to assist them with their security.

Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services is a comprehensive security product that performs secure biometric recognition of travelers at immigration posts through comparison with multiple databases, provides proprietary systems for the identification of potential security risks, criminal activity, and disease prevention. The solution includes all the hardware and software required to process arriving and departing passengers.

The patented tools allow security authorities to generate profiles of possible persons of interest (POI) for use in immigration control and combating transnational crime.

With this technology, and with the assistance of specially trained personnel, airports now have access to comprehensive biometric and passport screening technology in an integrated system, and real-time access to Interpol and similar international security-related databases. The company’s unique, patented technology scans human fingerprints using ultrasonic waves, according to its website.

Securiport provides proprietary security solutions to governments in need. The company maximizes the usage of the most sophisticated predictive analytics tools, and big data. Data-analysis methods generate both forecast alarms on possible local and transnational criminal activities as well as profiles on potential offenders.