Airport operator Fraport has chosen the biometric access control solution Zwipe Access as one of two partners in its Biometrics@Controllane project.

Fraport has recently launched a project within its Digital Factory to identify the optimal solution for performing a biometric comparison between the airport ID card and the person requesting access. The technology – in this case Zwipe Access – is intended to be used on a few selected security checkpoints first.

Zwipe Access is a new biometric smart card solution for access control. It is battery less and fully compatible with market-leading card-based access control infrastructures. Zwipe Access adds two-factor authentication to existing contactless card-based access control systems without the need to upgrade any of the existing infrastructures, meaning that no new readers, pin pads or cameras need be installed at the doors, gates, or turnstiles. The biometric authentication provides assurance that only the legitimate person is granted access.

"We are delighted to be selected as finalists in this MVP [minimum viable product] process for Fraport, a leading innovator in the global airport industry. We look forward to demonstrating the security and excellent user experience of Zwipe Access in this MVP over the course of the summer. Authenticating legitimate access card holders, Zwipe Access provides a step change in security and control without changing the existing backend infrastructures and thereby saving cost and time," said André Løvestam, CEO of Oslo-based Zwipe.