Iris recognition system on trial till next Friday

2023-08-15 02:37     BY Ginnie Liang    Comment:0

The Public Security Police (PSP) are holding an iris recognition system test through next Friday and have set up five channels equipped with an iris recognition system at the Barrier Gate Border checkpoint, with members of the public signing up to be volunteers to test the system.

The trial run began yesterday.

The trial has a limited quota of 30 each session, and there are four sessions a day, according to the PSP.

Residents who are 18 or above can have their iris information collected first at the Barrier Gate, and test the system between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., during which participants are able to cross the checkpoint through the iris recognition system when leaving and re-entering Macau.

A male resident surnamed Hong told reporters he believed that iris recognition technology was more accurate than fingerprint recognition, adding that the registration process was fast.

Another male resident, surnamed Ieong, said that the overall registration and collection process is smooth, adding that iris recognition is more hygienic than the finger-print recognition, which he hopes will be available to everyone as soon as possible.

According to the PSP, iris biometric identification technology has higher requirements for users, such as not wearing coloured glasses and cosmetic contact lenses when going through checkpoints using biometric identification technology.

Members of the public who are willing to participate in the test can register through the PSP WeChat website at 

This QR code provided by the Public Security Police (PSP) yesterday allows residents to sign up to participate in the Barrier Border checkpoint’s iris recognition system test.

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