Safran Identity & Security

Airport Security and Identity Solutions

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in airport security and identity solutions, deploying solutions in more than 100 countries.

We employ more than 8,700 people in 57 countries and generated revenues of nearly €1.9 billion in 2015. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics,  the company develops innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business.

Our solutions manage identities, secure payments and transactions and safeguard privacy, for an increasingly digital and connected world.

We also contribute to supporting law enforcement and protecting borders, for safer and easier everyday lives.

Helping airports make passenger travel safer and hassle-free

It goes without saying that airports and border checkpoints are vital transit hubs in our globalized world. As such they are particularly vulnerable to an array of threats. Governments require vital intelligence about people entering and exiting their territory at any time.

At Safran Identity & Security, we believe that biometrics and data analytics technologies enable secured borders while reducing waiting times and improving travel experience.

Our solutions encompass Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record (API-PNR) solutions.

Border crossing systems have proven their value towards national security. But so far they were addressing only parts of the issues related to border control with legacy technologies.

Our comprehensive Border Management solutions provide new and innovative ways to address the 21st century border control challenges.

Company Profile

  • Passenger data processing - API/PNR

    Smart analytics for your border management strategies.

    Government agencies face today conflicting objectives: securing borders while facilitating travelers’ crossing those same borders. Threat assessment has become the cornerstone of border management and of homeland security in general.

    As soon as a journey is booked, API and PNR data can be cross-checked against external reference databases and analyzed via risk assessment for security clearance.

    This complex process must be performed swiftly, with no error allowed.

  • Automated Solutions

    The massive increase in international travelers, along with the acute awareness of the risks related to terrorism and illegal immigration, have led governments and airport authorities to improve their border control procedures.

    They thus implement automated multibiometric border control solutions: eGates.

    These fully-automated e-gates read biometric data contained in travel documents and compare it with the document holder’s biometric data.

  • Semi-automated solutions

    As not all passengers are eligible for automatic control (families traveling with children, foreigners without a passport that is compatible with the local system, etc.), Safran Identity & Security also equips manual control stations (booths).

    Safran Identity & Security integrates special tools into manual control booths to check biometric passports and visas. They are used to compare document data with a national (AFIS) or European (BMS) database.

    These tools can be fingerprint sensors, such as MorphoWave Desktop and the MorphoSmart range, facial recognition or iris recognition sensors and interfaces used to run database check requests.


Safran Morpho
11, boulevard Galliéni
92130 - Issy-les-Moulineaux
  • +33 1 58 11 25 00