Biometric facial recognition technology is understandably quite “hot” within the homeland security technology space, especially for border security and travel facilitation applications. Just last month, solution provider Pangiam acquired FR startup Trueface.
That said, identifying faces is just one part of a border security solution. 150 million autos and 12 million cargo trucks cross the US-Mexico border each year. Ideally, we want to know if any of those vehicles have been involved in criminal or illegal activity. Hence, the reason to highlight omniQ. The company has annual revenues of $56M and has just been awarded a contract to use its AI-based software to help secure the Jordan-Israeli border crossing.