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Smarter Borders - The Swiss Story

Switzerland, mountainous, affluent, landlocked, bordered by four nations and a signatory of the “Schengen Area”,  showcases the 21st century borders challenge in microcosm. We spoke to two professionals from the Swiss Border Guard and national air carrier, SWISS, about their challenges and emerging solutions in a smarter borders context.   

The Future of Border Management

The challenge of unprecedented demographic trends, irregular migration patterns, geopolitical complexity and the heightened terror threat have made border control and security one of the polemic issues of our time. The implementation of "smart" border systems with ever evolving technological sophistication is seen as the key to establishing a safer and more easily protected environment for the transit of goods and people.

In a recent survey, Defence IQ put a series of questions to those working inside the land, sea and air borders arena to find out what they saw as the challenges and opportunities in this vital and politically charged landscape.


Krum Garkov on EU Border Security Challenges

Executive Director of EU LISA, Krum Garkov, answers questions on the challenges of border security and talks about how he thinks these can be addressed.

Testimonials Video - Smart Borders 2014

Border Security Professionals give their views on why Smart Borders 2014 was so useful for the industry.


How the EU Migration Crisis will Transform Border Security

Tony Smith, Former Director of the UK Border Force and now CEO at Fortinus Global, has declared in his 40 years of border management that he has never seen anything like the wave of migration to Europe we are seeing today. In this exclusive interview with Defence IQ, we talk to Mr. Smith to understand more about how the crisis is putting extraordinary pressure on border agencies and how it may affect future border control directives and requirements.


3 Reasons Why Investment in Smarter Borders is Critical

The challenges facing today’s border agencies and international organisations are acute and becoming ever more demanding. Although the Smarter Borders conference was held in march, given evolving technologies and changeable market structure it has become apparent that there is a compelling requirement from policymakers, end users and industry to host the conference again this year. In part this has been facilitated in view of the increasing flow of extremists to-and-from the Middle East, and the dramatic immigration scenes on the Mediterranean and at the Channel Tunnel in Calais this summer.

SAP Border Protection

Countries are facing new challenges posed by globalization, increased mobility and ever changing security threats. Innovative and effective border controls have to strike a difficult balance between ensuring the free movement of a growing number of people and goods across borders and guaranteeing greater security for people (visitors and citizens) and trade.

2016 Fast Track Registration Form

Want to fast track your registration. It's easy - just download, fill out this form and send it to enquire@iqpc.co.uk


Biometrics, Facial Recognition and Data: Talking about Smarter Borders with Ken Sava, U.S. CBP's Trusted Traveler Program

The U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) agency has been running its Trusted Traveler programs for the last few years to improve efficiencies and bolster security measures. In this article, Defence IQ interviews Ken Sava, the Trusted Traveler Program Director at the U.S. CBP, to find out more about the programs and what successes the CBP has had with them.