Dermalog scanners used for refugee registration in Germany
23 March 2018 10:53 GMT

German biometric solutions firm Dermalog supplies the new fingerprint scanners for refugee registration in the country.

The LF10 scanner from DERMALOG will be used to produce the new refugee identity cards.

Refugees in Germany have been issued with a special refugee identity card or "proof of arrival" since 28 January 2016. The registration of refugees is being carried out using a new system that will gradually be introduced nationwide by mid-2016. A core element of this is the recording of refugees using their ten fingerprints, in order to provide a secure and reliable method of identification. 

The company will be showcasing its LF10 scanner, which is now being used for refugee registration, at CeBIT in Hanover next week (Hall 6, Stand F44), along with its Real-time AFIS, which can recognise people from their fingerprint in less than three seconds - even when using large databases.

Biometrics are also becoming increasingly prominent in our everyday lives. The Managing Director of DERMALOG, Günther Mull, explains: "The use of fingerprints is now gradually replacing PIN numbers and passwords, as biometrics is much more user-friendly. Biometrics is not only much more secure, but is also much more convenient than passwords." Market studies confirm that passwords will already be a thing of the past in about two years' time. Payments via fingerprint are also on their way in, as are fingerprint scanners on cash dispensers, which are gradually replacing the use of PIN numbers on these.