Biometrics-driven border controls in the UK are now well advanced, with a trial at London Stansted so successful, that the technology is now being rolled out at Heathrow Airport.

Speaking at the Biometrics 2010 conference in London on Wednesday 20th October, Cyrille Bataller, director of the advanced technology labs with Accenture, said that biometric-driven airport gate technology is still in its infancy, with only around 1000 gates in active use worldwide.

Despite this, he said that trials of the technology at London Stansted have proven that biometric reader gates are very efficient.

"To date, however, many of the world's biometric border gates have involved business travellers, but the long-term aim is to get all travellers using this technology", he said...