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Biometrics system to be used to scan travellers

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PHUKET, 10 May 2019 (NNT) - The biometrics system, a machine for facial and fingerprint identification, is being introduced to enhance immigration checkpoints nationwide.

 

Biometrics is a device used worldwide to scan persons coming into or going out of the country on land, sea and air, esepcially regarding suspected facelifted transnational criminals and passport forgery.

 

Pol. Lt. Gen. Tinaphat Phumarin, the commander of the National Police’s Quartermaster Division in capacity as head of the Biometrics Project led a delegation of relevant agencies to Phuket airport’s immigration unit to see the biometrics device which is replacing an old individual scanning system.

 

The biometrics device can scan any facelifted suspects and fingerprints which cannot be changed, thus raising the confidence of travelers in the airport’s safety measures. The installation of the biometrics device has been 70% completed and the device which was earlier scheduled to be operable on May 2 and extended for a month, is to be 100% operable on July 1. Failing to meet such schedule, the firm which is installing the device will be liable to more than four million baht in fine daily.

 

With a 2.1 billion baht budget, the project is designed to install 2,000 biometrics devices at 170 spots on land, sea and air throughout the country. In Phuket, the biometric devices will be installed at the airport, piers, immigration units and provincial police investigating office. A total of 76 biometric devices will be installed at Phuket airport’s arrival terminal and international departure terminal. Thailand is the fifth ASEAN state which has applied the biometric system.

 

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1 minute ago, mok199 said:

What could possibly go wrong !!

 

Well, when they start using iris scanners, anything.

 

Might let others beta test that system first.

 

 

On the plus side, planting Burmese fingerprints will be a whole lot easier.

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, mok199 said:

What could possibly go wrong !!

It could go wrong that after installing the machines, the actual officers at the gates will be cut to minimum and than,as in Thailand, the power cuts and other machine gremlins malfunctions will kick in as thousands of passengers will be stranded in the heat while they try to fix the problems...

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

 

With a 2.1 billion baht budget, the project is designed to install 2,000 biometrics devices at 170 spots on land, sea and air throughout the country

2000 units? Looks as if they will be putting the little machines in public to monitor people like China does. I see this as a sad time of Thailand truly turning to having no freedom from an iron fisted military only loving the elite all under the BS thing of National Security. Communism practices are not a way for free and democratic freedoms. It is strangulation.

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

With a 2.1 billion baht budget, the project is designed to install 2,000 biometrics devices

 

This is 'bomb detector' or 'blimp' like budgeting.

 

Wonder who got the contract?

 

That said, pretty sure this type (fingerprint) is used pretty much everywhere now. Think I've used it in HKG, SIN recently, and of course, at a Global Entry kiosk in the U.S.

 

 

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 Esepcially regarding suspected facelifted transnational criminals....

 

There must be 1,000s I mean 100s I mean dozens I mean at least a few every year.....

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

 

The biometrics device can scan any facelifted suspects and fingerprints which cannot be changed, thus raising the confidence of travelers in the airport’s safety measures.

This will not raise the confidence in many people if they look around at the infrastructure it is housed in.

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1 hour ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Fingers crossed, but there's a serious risk of loosing face...

HAHA....Hard to recognize a lost face

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2 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

2000 units? Looks as if they will be putting the little machines in public to monitor people like China does.

What?

 

There's no biometric machines on the streets of China. Airports and seaports yes. Same as every other country. CCTV, yes, same as every other country.

 

Dont believe the hype.

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Correct only at the airport someone entering first time in China needs to place passport in the machine takesphoto and you add your prints this thn recorded and next time enter China just go passport control and enter prints

 

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Cambodia ..done and great fast service

Malaysia.  Done and great service.. oh 3 month on arrival....too

 

 

Thailand really dump 

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1 hour ago, Traubert said:

What?

 

There's no biometric machines on the streets of China. Airports and seaports yes. Same as every other country. CCTV, yes, same as every other country.

 

Dont believe the hype.

wrong, facial recognition there is in china. and growing

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20 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

In a next step the cameras of every 7/11 will be attached to the system. I think the wrist band idea for "travellers" would have been cheaper.

 

7/11 got their own facial recognition system for some time now...

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1029371-privacy-warning-as-7-eleven-in-thailand-to-start-scanning-customer’s-faces/

 

I wonder how long will it take till this immigration Biometric database of millions of tourists will be stolen by criminal organizations and foreign agencies..  scary thing..

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All foreigners are criminals until shown otherwise by biometrics, and then all biometrically cleared foreigners are potential criminals simply biding their time as they plan their crimes.

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5 hours ago, Traubert said:

What?

 

There's no biometric machines on the streets of China. Airports and seaports yes. Same as every other country. CCTV, yes, same as every other country.

 

Dont believe the hype.

 

I can't speak for what China has, or has not, but Thai Immigration have been using facial recognition ‘on-the-streets’ for several months now. 

 

I am aware that there are others deployed around the country, but the photos below show 2 brand new BMWs based at the Nakhon Pathom Immigration office, each fitted with tilt/pan/zoom cameras on the roof.

 

The camera is connected to an on-board computer which is linked to the Immigration database.  Remember the photo that the IO took of you when you arrived or applied for your extension of stay.  The feedback is displayed on the officer’s screen almost instantaneously– your photo plus any relevant comments e.g. overstay etc.

 

I’ll give you one guess where the system was obtained from…. Got it in one… MIC.

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8 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Fingers crossed, but there's a serious risk of loosing face...

Er possibly you need to think about that one.

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6 hours ago, Traubert said:

What?

 

There's no biometric machines on the streets of China. Airports and seaports yes. Same as every other country. CCTV, yes, same as every other country.

 

Dont believe the hype.

somebody loves china ...must be chinese to defend with such vigor

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When a country begins to completely resemble North Korea then even the Chinese and Indians won't come.....

For me they can take DNA, photographs, fingerprints, iris scans, blood and semen if they want.

I don't care if they spend billions doing it because it is all a waste of their time and money. 

The system is doomed to fail as it requires maintenance...a word or system that does not exist in LoS.

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7 hours ago, JimSaints said:

Are these machines gonna stop corrupted IO's at land border crossings taking bribes from criminals then ?

Maybe they will add an extra function: "Please insert envelope with exact cash amount here, upon request of IO"...

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8 hours ago, Lupatria said:

In a next step the cameras of every 7/11 will be attached to the system. I think the wrist band idea for "travellers" would have been cheaper.

Actually you are correct. 7-11 about a year and a half ago was buying into facial recognition. They said so can target customers needs after they know what they purchase and the frequency of buying and coming. It would link up to your mobile. Never happened so far but probably will, and when they open that worm up, I am stopping to buy from them anymore. 

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OMG, even longer waits to enter the country. Thailand's immigration officers already take an  average of two minutes to process a single traveler. It boggles the mind why it should take this long to scan a passport and put a stamp in it. With this mumbo jumbo that is totally useless, it will probably take a whopping three minutes to process a single person.....

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7 hours ago, LongTang said:

 

7/11 got their own facial recognition system for some time now...

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1029371-privacy-warning-as-7-eleven-in-thailand-to-start-scanning-customer’s-faces/

 

I wonder how long will it take till this immigration Biometric database of millions of tourists will be stolen by criminal organizations and foreign agencies..  scary thing..

7-11 not quite yet but still is in the works 

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3 hours ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

Any organisation, government or authority with this power is dangerous.

 

It will be used against the common man and not for the common good, things like this never are unfortunately.

Yeah and just think if you are a frequenter to the girly bars say in bangkok. Oh, Jon Doe has visited here and there 350 times in year and leaving with 250 different chics. Total 3 years more than 750 with 500 different girls. You might just get an award. 

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