Safran at the forum on homeland security

"Technology Against Crime" (TAC), the first international forum on homeland security, was held at the conference center in Lyon on July 8 and 9, 2013. Safran, a world leader in security technologies, was a partner in this event.

Organized under the auspices of INTERPOL* and the French Ministry of the Interior, and opened by its Minister Manuel Valls, this new "Security Summit" brought all together the global security community representing sixty countries: government entities in charge of security, public or private companies providing security services, manufacturers and researchers. One of the main objectives of this forum is to facilitate discussions between everybody involved to better determine the sector's technology objectives for the coming years.

This forum will become a major biennial event for the global security community, spotlighting the expectations of public authorities, current thinking by researchers, and projects from industry. Thus, Bernard Didier, the founder of Morpho, who were moderating a roundtable entitled "Identity protection: everybody's right to a reliable identity – Challenges and protection measures", introduced the Indian Aadhaar program that Morpho is the lead technology partner for which aims to assign a unique ID number to each resident of India (making it the largest biometric identification program in the world).

For Safran it was also an excellent opportunity to showcase its security expertise, products and technologies developed by Morpho, and show how they address the needs of individuals, companies and countries. For example, the Checkpoint of the Future, a major development for airport security unveiled at the Paris Air Show in June. This "all in one" solution, integrating Safran's cutting-edge technologies for explosive detection and biometric identification of passengers, will enhance the efficiency of passenger ID and security checks in airports. And PARAFE as well (Passage Automatisé Rapide aux Frontières) an automated system providing identity checks at borders, to speed up passenger flows in French airports, while also enhancing security.

* INTERPOL: International Criminal Police Organization, with 190 member countries, an organization that allows police forces around the world to work together.