The TRESSPASS project focuses on turning security checks at the border crossing points from the old and outdated “Rule based” to the new “Risk based” strategy, which proves to be more passenger-friendly and authority-cost effective. The novel TRESSPASS system is expected to enable efficient and reliable well-targeted passenger checks through:
- The application of biometric technologies
- The use of sensing technologies (passport/ id readers, cameras, CCTV systems, body and cargo scanners)
- The design and development of a risk-based management system and relevant models to assess identity (of traveler), possession (of assets that can/cannot be used to generate a threat), capability (specific skills of people with which they can/cannot impose threat) and intent (from which the presence or absence of a threat can be derived).
- Links to legacy systems and external databases such as VIS/SIS/PNR
TRESSPASS system will elevate the process and security to new levels, by collecting data from all the above data sources, fusing and analyzing them, thus making the appropriate risk analysis and feeding the C2 system to support the decision of the border officers.
Extensive Simulation tools and processes will be developed in order to stress TRESSPASS in-vitro as well as to train officers through realistic scenarios and gamified environments.
TRESSPASS will integrate a complete architecture of Information Exchange and Alerting services to enable international cooperation. These services allow the exchange of well-defined security entities (Risk, Alert, Anomaly, Object, etc) and alerts among TRESSPASS nodes (airports, ports, border crossing points, etc.)