Posts By Author: John Kendall

About the Author

John Kendall is the Global Director of the Unisys Border and National Security Program. Currently based in Australia, John has overall responsibility for Unisys border and national security initiatives around the globe. This includes R&D, sales, consulting and delivery activities.


Why Do Some Travellers Resist the Use of Biometrics?

June 27th, 2018

The Unisys Security Index revealed that 75% were willing to use a biometric to confirm their identity at an automated boarding gate when boarding a flight and 71% were willing to use a biometric to identify themselves as a frequent traveller of low security risk. This is good news for government agencies, airports and airlines that are expanding the use of biometrics as part of a seamless and secure travel experience. But it begs a question. Why are over 20% of travellers UNWILLING to use a biometric to identify themselves when travelling?

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On Point

Part 4: Biometrics and Wearable Technology – the Inevitable Marriage?

December 14th, 2016

The first three installments of this series looked at the market for wearable devices and how traditional and non-traditional biometrics can be used with current and emerging wearable technology. This final installment examines the technological and sociological barriers confronting wearable biometrics and wraps-up the discussion with five predictions regarding the future of wearable biometrics.

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